Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts Targets Delayed June Opening

Published on Apr 4, 2020

The Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA), an all-volunteer non-profit corporation whose members produce the annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design, has postponed the annual event to June 7 from its original April 26 start date, due to concerns about the COVID-19 crisis.

“The health of the extended Showcase family, the artisans, designers and volunteers, is our main concern,” PSHA President Vikki Sung said. “We hope that pushing it up to June will allow us to fulfill our mission to raise money for music and the arts. To date, PSHA has donated more than $23 million to music projects, including the L.A. Philharmonic and its community outreach programs.”

“Although a bit later than traditionally held, we are confident that this push to June will allow us to further our mission to raise money for music and the arts and to provide a beautiful, musical, and fun experience in a healthy environment – truly something to look forward to,” the PSHA said in a statement.

The group has selected this year’s showcase house, a two-story, 6,700-square-foot Federal-style home in Arcadia’s Santa Anita Oaks neighborhood. The home, built in 1937, was designed by Gerard R. Colcord, aka “Hollywood’s society architect.”

Sung advises that those who have already purchased tickets will be contacted to reschedule tour dates and times. All ticket purchases for the April/May dates will be honored for the rescheduled June dates, the statement continued. 

Founded in 1948, and formerly known as The Pasadena Junior Philharmonic Committee, the PSHA  adopted the Pasadena Showcase House of Design as their annual benefit in 1965.  It is one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the nation. The PSHA has about 80 members with a myriad of backgrounds. 

Many of the members work full time at their Showcase “jobs” and set the gold standard for volunteerism.

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