2016 Pasadena Showcase House of Design Welcomes a Crowd for the Premiere Night Presentation

Published : Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | 12:22 PM

PSHA celebrates Premiere Night. Some of the 2016 Pasadena Showcase House of Design designers

L-R (front row) Exterior Co-Chair Holly Shearer, Benefit Chair Marilyn Campbell Anderson, PSHA President Gretchen McNally, Interior Co-Chair Suzette Cummings (back row L-R), General Operations Co-Chair Debra Qurtman, Interior Co-Chair Susie Aguirre, Exterior Co-Chair Elsa Balding

Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) celebrated their Premiere Night presentation of the 2016 Pasadena Showcase House of Design on Friday, April 15. Dressed in elegant evening wear, more than 250 guests were treated to a grand tour of the 52nd Showcase House – an elegant 1918 Mission Revival estate once known as “Dryborough Hall”.

During a beautiful Spring evening, designers, PSHA members, and patrons of the arts strolled about the property and mingled in the newly designed spaces. Afterwards, the crowd gathered at the La Cañada Country Club for dinner and dancing where they were welcomed with champagne and a medley of passed hors d’oeuvres.

“Premiere Night is an exciting night for us. It is a night where we show our appreciation to the designers and members for their tireless efforts and contributions,” said Premiere Night Co-Chairs Linda Zimmer and Michele Lembo.

Guests dined on a special menu— farm fresh salad with mozzarella and prosciutto de parma; filet mignon and sautéed jumbo prawns complete with creamy risotto, asparagus and baby carrots; and for dessert, lavender creme brulee with season berries.

The band, That Vibe, lured guests onto the dance floor and kept them dancing the night away. Guests were also treated to a special performance by the Dance Street Studio.

The 2016 Pasadena Showcase House of Design is now open to the public through May 15, 2016. Tickets cost between $35-$45. All visitors to Showcase House must be 12 years of age and older. Flat shoes only. To purchase tickets, or for more information about PSHA, please visit www.pasadenashowcase.org.

Pasadena Showcase House of Design is one of the oldest, largest, and most successful house and garden tours in the country. This year, PSHA will be revisiting a Mission Revival estate that was transformed at the hands of 30 designers. Guests can also enjoy The Shops at Showcase, The Restaurant, dubbed The Berkshire, and the Saffron Lounge.

About Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts

An all-volunteer organization, PSHA is a non-profit California Corporation whose members donate their time and talents to produce the annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design, one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the nation. PSHA celebrated the milestone of its fiftieth Showcase House in 2014. Founded in 1948, the organization has donated over $20 million to provide music programs in the community. Examples include the underwriting of concerts, choral productions, musical theater, opera, jazz quartets, marching bands, and orchestras at local schools, senior centers, and many other non-profit organizations. Additionally, a staple part of PSHA’s program is music therapy for at-risk children, scholarships for young musicians, and music education at a variety of levels. This is in addition to their longstanding support of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. They also produce three highly regarded annual music programs: Music Mobile™, Instrumental Competition and Youth Concert. An essential part of PSHA’s mission is to nurture the study and appreciation of music and to ensure that music is available to a broad range of audiences. For over 65 years, PSHA has funded and produced programs that have enriched the lives of countless people and brought a lasting legacy to the community.

 

 

 

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