Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pasadena Heritage's Craftsman Weekend Oct. 19-21

Pasadena Heritage will present its 21st Annual Craftsman Weekend on October 19-21, 2012. Craftsman Weekend is the largest and most comprehensive salute to the Arts & Crafts Movement in the Western United States. Craftsman Weekend’s offerings will include a tour of significant Craftsman-era residences, a variety of bus and walking tours, workshops, a Craftsman Exposition Show & Sale including over 60 exhibitors featuring Craftsman-era antique and contemporary furniture and decorative arts, a silent auction, lectures, presentations and exclusive evening receptions at historic sites.

Ticket Information
For further information, schedules, ticket prices, and to purchase tickets, please visit us online at or contact Pasadena Heritage, 651 South St. John Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105, at 626.441.6333.

The Craftsman Movement
The Craftsman Movement (also known as the American Arts & Crafts Movement) emerged in the early 20th century in the U.S. as an outgrowth of the English Arts and Crafts Movement. Its hallmark is a philosophy of honest, simple design expressed in hand-made creations by skilled craftsmen. While the Movement bloomed through the U.S., Pasadena became a particularly strong center for Craftsman design including architecture, art, and ceramics. International recognition of Craftsman-era expression in Pasadena has been accorded to the work of architects Charles and Henry Greene, tile maker Ernest Batchelder, artists Elmer and Marion Wachtel, and writer/photographer Helen Lukens Gaut, among others.

History of Pasadena Heritage
Pasadena Heritage, a nonprofit organization dedicated to historic preservation in and around Pasadena, California, celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. The organization advocates on behalf of historic resources, educates the public about local history and the benefits of preservation, and demonstrates quality restoration through its own preservation projects. Its 2,000-plus members are drawn from Pasadena extending throughout Southern California.

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