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An Inside Look at the Gamble House As It Celebrates 50 Years As a Museum

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 5:37 pm

It’s synonymous with the character of Pasadena. The Gamble House, a living, untouched example of the Arts and Crafts Style, is celebrating 50-years since its owners donated the landmark estate for preservation. Tonight, guests will celebrate at a party on the ... More »


The Gamble House in Pasadena Celebrates Milestone

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 | 6:27 pm

January 14, 2016 marked the 50th Anniversary of the gift of the Gamble House from the Gamble family to the City of Pasadena and the University of Southern California. The Gamble House is the most complete and best-preserved example of American Arts and Crafts ... More »


Lake Avenue Church Installs Long-Awaited Art Glass Work This Week

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 | 5:27 pm

This week, Lake Avenue church installs a long-awaited public glass art element to the recently renovated Maple Street Children’s Center. Built in the 1930’s, the building has hosted numerous ministries of the church and even provided classroom space ... More »


Step Into the Magical Pasadena Showcase House Starting April 17

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 | 2:59 pm

The annual Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts brings together local designers to transform a historic house at a top secret location. This year, the designers let their creativity soar at a Mission Revival estate that exudes stately elegance and pervades a s... More »


Pasadena Designer Earns Car Design News’ Lifetime Achievement Award

Thursday, March 3, 2016 | 7:48 am

Car Design News, a leading global online resource for the professional automotive design community, has recognized long-time Pasadena resident and futuristic car Syd Mead as its Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for 2016. Mead joins Marcello Gandini and Fab... More »


Maranatha Alum Wins Marc Jacobs’ Fashion Week Contest

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 | 1:36 pm

Maranatha High School alumna, Michelle Washington ’09, is no stranger to making headlines for her stunning fine art submissions and here she is, yet again, being recognized for another outstanding achievement. The young and talented artist from Pasadena has be... More »


Fabulous Women’s Fashions Through the Decades On Display

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 | 7:12 pm

Clothing is a necessity of life. From intricate dresses to utilitarian jeans, our fashion history tells a story about who we are. The Pasadena Museum of History’s runway-worthy take on women’s changing fashions begins in the 1890s. From the uncomfortable corse... More »


A Bountiful Bead Universe

Thursday, January 14, 2016 | 2:14 pm

Pasadena Bead and Design Show welcomes over 300 artisans to the Hilton Pasadena for a tiny universe of all that shimmers, glitters and sparkles. This week’s four day extravaganza includes everyone from bead wholesalers to designers and statement-making stylers... More »