With a triumphant return and three weeks of nearly sold-out tours, the 2022 Pasadena Showcase House of Design will close on Sunday, May 22. More than 20,000 guests have toured through the 20-plus interior and landscape design spaces of Oaklawn Manor so far, an impressive 1905 English Tudor mansion in South Pasadena. This year marks the first time the annual Showcase House event has returned to South Pasadena in more than 40 years.
“We are thrilled by the outpouring of enthusiasm we’ve received in South Pasadena,” said Marti Farley, Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts 2021/22 President. “The community has embraced the Pasadena Showcase House of Design with open arms. We are delighted to have presented performances by local students and artists, and we’re looking forward to a final week of lively entertainment at the Showcase House.”
Anchoring a historic Greene & Greene-planned neighborhood of century-old homes, the stately 1905 English Tudor mansion features baronial-sized rooms, historic and restored Judson Studios stained glass windows, ornate beamed ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling travertine fireplaces.
After closing on Sunday, May 22, over 25,000 guests will have toured through the interior and landscape design spaces highlighting cutting-edge trends in high-style living. Over 20 boutique vendors make up the famous Shops at Showcase which have delighted guests along with several on-site restaurants. Tickets remain available at pasadenashowcase.org.
Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization, has been supporting local music and arts programs since 1948. With the hard work and dedication of its 200+ members, the organization raises funds from its major benefit, the Pasadena Showcase House of Design—one of the oldest, largest, and most successful home and garden tours in the country.
Throughout its history, Pasadena Showcase has given more than $23 million to nonprofit organizations, particularly through its Gifts & Grants program, in support of music education, scholarships, concerts, and music therapy, while continuing to support the LA Phil and its learning programs for which the organization was first founded. Pasadena Showcase also nurtures the study and appreciation of music among young people with its three annual music programs: the Music Mobile, which has introduced orchestral instruments to more than 125,000 third grade students; the Instrumental Competition, which has awarded more than $650,000 in monetary prizes for exceptionally talented young musicians; and the Youth Concert, which has brought nearly 250,000 fourth graders to Walt Disney Concert Hall for exuberant performances presented by the LA Phil.