Pasadena Heritage presents the Annual Craftsman Weekend, the largest and most comprehensive salute to the Arts & Crafts Movement in the western United States.
Programming at Craftsman Weekend includes tours of significant Craftsman-era houses, bus and walking tours, an exposition show and sale, a silent auction, unique presentations, and exclusive evening receptions at historic sites.
American Arts and Crafts Movement
The Craftsman Movement (also known as the American Arts and 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 flowered 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.
- Bus and walking tours of historic neighborhoods
- Lectures and workshops by noted experts
- Exclusive receptions in beautiful historic locations
- Craftsman house tour featuring Pasadena’s best bungalows
- Antique and contemporary furnishings and decorative arts sale (free) at the Pasadena Convention Center
Tickets may be purchased starting in early September by ordering online, calling Pasadena Heritage, or visiting our office Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. 651 South St. John Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105, (626) 441-6333.