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The Pasadena Artazan Show is A Haven for Arts and Crafts Enthusiasts

Published on Oct 23, 2023

Pasadenans will celebrate art and craftsmanship with the anticipated Pasadena Artazan Show, a contemporary handcraft market that promises to delight art enthusiasts and shoppers alike.

On Nov. 18 and 19, the Pasadena Convention Center will be the stage for the Artazan Show, born from the vision of artisans inspired by the Arts & Crafts Movement. The show offers unique artisan gifts, including jewelry, clothing, decor, and a plethora of handcrafted products, bringing the magic of handcrafted creations to life.

With 200 exhibits and special events, the Pasadena Artazan Show is a gift market extravaganza. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore a diverse range of art and craft, making it an attractive destination for those in search of one-of-a-kind treasures.

“There is something for everyone,” Casey Kennerson, the show manager, said. “The artists offer direct sales as well as custom pieces to tailor to an individual’s needs..”

Kennerson also emphasized that the show is not just for holiday shopping but also an excellent opportunity to find something special for oneself or for the home.

“It’s a great place to shop for all the special people in your life and find handmade gifts,” she said. “We have smaller items that are good for gifts and larger pieces for that really special someone.”

One distinctive aspect of the Pasadena Artisan Show is its focus on sustainability. Kennerson noted that many of the exhibitors practice recycling and repurposing in their work, making it an eco-friendly event.

“Many of our exhibitors practice recycling and repurposing,” Kennerson said. “We have jewelers, clothing artists and even furniture makers that repurpose different pieces into new designs while reusing materials.”

In addition, the Pasadena Convention Center, where the show takes place, is an eco-friendly facility.

Artisans participating in the event include both local artists from Pasadena and the surrounding areas and artists from the greater Los Angeles area. Families are welcome, and children under 18 get free admission. Art classes, workshops, music, and even a children’s station with painting materials will be available to keep young attendees engaged.

“Come in anytime during the show, the artists are there themselves and they love to interact and talk about their work,” Kennerson said. “We also have wine tasting both afternoons from a craft winery.”

Ample parking is available at the Pasadena Convention Center, with various nearby lots also available at different rates. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19.

Advanced show admission tickets are available for $8, and you can purchase them by visiting

For more information, visit the event website,

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