“Honest, simple design expressed in hand-made creations by skilled craftsmen.”
It’s time to purchase your tickets for Pasadena Heritage’s 22nd Annual Craftsman Weekend, October 18-21. Tickets for the myriad of events and activities go on sale Wednesday, August 7th.
The weekend opens Friday, October 18th, with the “Excursion to the California Club.” Guests travel by coach to the club (designed in 1887 by architect Robert Farquhar) for a continental breakfast and a tour of the private collection o f Plein Air paintings. After the tour, guests will walk and see an installation of Batchelder tiles.
A walking tour on Friday will take pedestrians to local churches to learn their history and architecture. Workshops are offered (and often sell out), such as the Arts & Crafts embroidery workshop lead by textile curator, collector and teacher Ann Chavez and wood restoration with Mike Devlin Furniture Maker.
The opening reception Friday night will honor John Brinkman and the American Bungalow staff. This will be held at the 1906 Blinn House, designed by George Washington Maher, and the weekend’s Saturday evening reception will be held at the William T. Bolton House designed in 1906 by Charles and Henry Greene.
Saturday will offer an Arts & Crafts Antiques lecture and preview shopping, a bus tour viewing Altadena’s Craftsman heritage, a drive-yourself tour called “Move It or Lose It,” a Rose Villa Neighborhood walking tour, as well as one through Washington Square, and what they call the “House Detective Workshop.”
The pinnacle of the weekend, of course, is the Craftsman tour on Sunday, October 2oth, which the organizers recommend giving yourself at least 4 hours to view all of the houses on the tour.
The Craftsman Exposition Sale & Show runs Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and features over 60 exhibitors with Craftsman-inspired furniture, textiles, pottery and tiles, metal work, wallpapers and stencils, and books.
A silent auction with contributions from exhibitors, local shops, businesses and individuals will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. and close Sunday at 4 p.m., with all proceeds benefiting the preservation efforts of Pasadena Heritage—and without them, we wouldn’t be enjoying the site of the Colorado Street Bridge and the wonderfully restored Old Pasadena downtown area, as well as the Huntington Hotel, the Civic Center, and the Blacker House.
Craftsman Weekend 2013
Friday-Sunday, Oct. 18th-20th, varying times
Tickets range from $20 to $145, depending on the event and membership
For the brochure and ticket info, click here