Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Pasadena Showcase House’


2016 Empty Showcase House: The “Before”

2016 Empty Showcase House: The “Before”
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We do find it rather astonishing that people hand over the keys to their stately homes, with only a few caveats here and there, and say, do what you will. But so it is every year with the Pasadena Showcase House of Design. As we missed the charity’s opening event—the lovely and fun Empty Showcase […]

Showcase House: 1918 Mission Revival

Showcase House: 1918 Mission Revival

The word is this 1918 Mission Revival was designed by the esteemed and prolific local architect Myron Hunt (think Huntington Library, Caltech, Occidental College, and the Ambassador Hotel). More specifically, the mansion is “thought” to have been designed by Myron Hunt, according to official text. What is certain is that this 16,000 square feet main […]

2015 Showcase House Sneak Peek

2015 Showcase House Sneak Peek

Along Oak Knoll Avenue, from San Marino up into Pasadena, fragments may be glimpsed of large homes and mansions—a winding driveway, gables with intricate bargeboards, Corinthian columns, or an arched, carved Mahogany front door with wrought iron door knockers. Speeding past, one may get a whiff, a hint, a flash of vast lawns, fountains, and […]

Colored Skies, Public Art & Spineless Cactus

Colored Skies, Public Art & Spineless Cactus

Once again, we’d like to thank Karol Franks for sharing her photography. Her work lures the eye, alters one’s perspective, and soothes the mind while inspiring one’s imagination.   Right: Pretty clouds, or what Suzanne Kloss calls “sheep clouds.”       Public art installation downtown L.A., work in progress:         A […]

Table 50 at Showcase

Table 50 at Showcase

For the 50th anniversary of Pasadena Showcase House of Design, Natalia Pedroza and Melissa Corkern Davis of TasteBuds Culinary have created Table 50. Ticketholders may partake of breakfast and a light lunch menu, as well as a dinner menu that includes daily soups, grilled entrées, quiches, made-to-order salads, and the Golden Anniversary Salad. For the […]

An Empty Showcase

An Empty Showcase

The Pasadena Showcase House of Design event is fifty years old. This translates into fifty years of fundraising, totaling into millions of dollars, that have benefited local youth music programs, concerts, competitions, and grants. Along one of the numerous curves of Arroyo Boulevard, in the South Grand-Covington area of Pasadena, is this year’s Showcase House, […]

Showcase House 2013

Showcase House 2013

It all started with a shipwreck party and a cup of tea. In 1948, a Pasadena Junior Philharmonic Committee was formed at a tea in the home of Mrs. John Callery, Jr. To raise money for the Continuance Fund—later the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association—they put on the aforementioned shipwreck party, as well a casino night, […]

PSHA Gifts & Grants

PSHA Gifts & Grants

Do you know of or are you involved with a non-profit that focuses on “symphonic or classical music, youth music education, (or) music therapy”? If so, could you use some financial support? The Showcase House is accepting applications for its Gifts and Grants program until Friday, October 12th. This past May, Pasadena Showcase House for […]

Another Showcase House, Another Show!

Another Showcase House, Another Show!

Economy be darned, we’ll fantasize if we feel like it over rooms with walnut paneling and marble floors, boudoirs hung with crystal chandeliers and reading rooms furnished with silk-upholstered easy chairs. April 18 through May 16 marks the return of our annual fantasy-estate time, when the Pasadena Showcase House of Design is up and open […]

Showcase House Gives Out $554,000

Showcase House Gives Out $554,000

This year’s Pasadena Showcase House of Design opens April 18, but 42 local musical arts organizations are already celebrating. More than $554,000 in grants were announced by members of the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA). Although designers are still at work at the historic Cravens estate, tickets are available at the website or […]

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