651 South Saint John Avenue
Pasadena, California 91105-2913
Tel: (626) 441-6333

Craftsman Weekend Events
Friday, October 17th, 2014

Excursion Tour to Riverside and the Historic Mission Inn
Friday, October 17th
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
This excursion features a 75-minute tour of the historic Mission Inn, lunch in one of its lavishly decorated dining rooms, and a tour through the historic districts of Riverside. Listed on the Historic Hotels of America program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Mission Inn, which since its modest beginning as a two-story adobe guesthouse in 1876, has become one of the most illustrious historic hotels in America. By the 1890's Riverside became the richest city per capita in the United States. The influx of tourists created a need for a grand resort hotel, and began the evolution of the landmark. With a unique blend of Mission revival style and modern day comforts, the Mission Inn features elegant furnishings and stunning architectural details.
Price: $110 nonmember, $100 member
Lunch Included
Arroyo Seco Walking Tours
Friday, October 17th
9:00 am to 11:00 am, 9:30 am to 11:30 am, 10:00 am to noon, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
The Arroyo Seco, Spanish for "dry gulch," refers to both the stream course and the canyon that spans through the western portion of the City of Pasadena. Surrounded in large part by urban development, the Arroyo Seco supports thriving ecosystems that include several native plant communities and provides shelter, food, and nesting sites for hundreds of wildlife species. Affectionately known as "the Arroyo" and the birthplace of Pasadena, its beauty is greatly admired for its vast ecological diversity as well as its rich history. Four tours will be offered, each highlighting the great influence of the Arroyo- Native Plants and Fauna of the Arroyo, History of the Arroyo, Artistic Inspiration of the Arroyo, and the Arroyo Overview.
Three interior visits: 
Price: $20 Member; $25 Non Member
Plein Air Painting Workshop
Friday, October 17th
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
There will be a spectacular session on plein air painting! Plein air, which means "in open air," takes its practice of painting outdoors in natural light. The Arts & Crafts Movement evolved in Pasadena due to the proliferation of artists such as plein air painters Franz Bischoff and William Wendt, who are often hailed as early environmentalists because of their passion for the natural landscape and documentary value of paintings before cars, buildings, and urban sprawl. Professional artists who work in the genre of plein air will guide you to perfect this remarkable artistic style.
This workshop is limited to 10 participants.
Price: $85 nonmember $75 member
Monte Vista/Las Lunas Neighborhood Walking Tours
Friday, October 17th
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
The Madison Heights neighborhood is one of Pasadena's most historically significant. Greene & Greene, Frederick Louis Roehrig, Sylvanus Marston, Reginald Johnson, Heineman & Heineman, Hunt & Grey, and Louis B. Easton all designed homes in Madison Heights. Many other homes were contractor-built so that the neighborhood became a showcase for the builders. As a result, many of the houses have rich detail for even a modest budget.
Two interior visits: 
Price: $20 Member; $25 Non Member
Arts & Crafts Tile Workshop
Friday, October 17th
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Work side-by-side with a professional ceramist who will guide participants in designing and creating their very own Craftsman tile. You will cut away leather-hard clay to reveal a tile of your own design. This will be a perfect gift for yourself or someone who appreciates creative handcrafts. All of the necessary tools will be provided. You will select a glaze and our ceramist will fire it in the kiln before sending it to your home.
This workshop is limited to 15 participants.
Price: $75 Member; $80 Non Member


Opening Reception


Sponsored by: 

Friday, October 17th - 6:00 - 8:30 pm

This years opening reception will take place at the historic Blinn House, home to the Women's City Club of Pasadena and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1906, the Blinn House is a sterling portrayal of noted architect George Washington Maher's prairie style design. Exquisite rich mahogany and oak wood line the rooms that include original light fixtures, leaded glass windows, and a fascinating glass tile fireplace that all blend style and elegance to the evening. One of our Craftsman Weekend exhibitors, Elizabeth Norris of Vintage European Posters is a member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers Association. She was the assisted in sorting through over 700 posters from the war. She will give a short presentation about her involvement in the Huntington Library’s new exhibition, “Your Country Calls! Posters of the First World War.” 


Price: $40 Member and  $45 Non Member 

 Purchase of any Craftsman Weekend event ticket includes a 2-day pass to the Exhibition at the Pasadena Convention Center.