Pasadena Heritage Craftsman Weekend




Celebrating its19th year this fall, Craftsman Weekend is the largest and most comprehensive salute to the Arts & Crafts Movement in the Western United States.

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

The Craftsman Weekend began in 1991 to provide a West Coast focus for interest in the Craftsman Movement and to highlight the unique and unparalleled Craftsman architecture and other resources available in Pasadena. Since its inception, it has grown to become one of two nationally prominent gatherings for those devoted to the Arts & Crafts Movement in the U.S.

Craftsman Weekend features the following events:

Craftsman House Tour
The in-depth, drive-yourself tour provides the opportunity to experience the rich variety of Craftsman architecture that makes Pasadena a destination for Arts and Crafts enthusiasts from across the country.

Experienced docents will provide detailed histories of each of the six featured homes will guests examine the natural materials, fine craftsmanship, and exquisite detailing that exemplify the Craftsman era.

Craftsman Exposition
A furnishings and decorative arts show and sale at the Pasadena Convention Center featuring over 90 exhibitors selected by the Craftsman Weekend Exposition Committee. Exhibitors includes antique experts, contemporary craftsmen and restoration specialists, pottery, furniture, fine art, textiles, lamps, jewelry, books and much more. The event also includes design, architectural and landscaping ideas.


Craftsman Weekend
October 15, 2010 - October 17, 2010
Craftsman House Tour
Sunday, October 17, 2010 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Craftsman Exposition
Saturday, October 16 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 17 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Admission Fee

Craftsman House Tour
nonmember $45
Pasadena Heritage member $40
Craftsman Exposition


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