Descanso Gardens is an urban retreat of year-round natural beauty, internationally renowned botanical collections, and spectacular seasonal horticultural displays. Visit for a stroll, a concert or a class — there are so many ways to explore.
Art, Antiques & Historic Resources
California Art Club
Eye Heart Art
Gallery 30 South
Gallery 30 South was launched in February 2017 by La Luz de Jesus Gallery director Matt Kennedy and his wife Ai Honda Kennedy in Pasadena's Green Street Village Landmark District. Since then, they have been joined by a group of international artists and prominent guest curators from the Norton Simon, LACMA and Bergamot Station. Gallery 30 South represents a broad selection of contemporary artists from emerging names to established international figures showcasing metallurgy, painting, sculpture, installation and new media. The gallery's exhibition program has featured solo presentations by young Los Angeles-based performer and painter Lindsey Way, Jose Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros' controversial remixed Disney paintings, the only non-museum exhibition by the Panik Collective, the first Los Angeles gallery showing of Japanese neo-modernist Shigeru Idei, and Danish motion philosopher Torben Ulrich. The gallery also showcased groundbreaking installations by Dosshaus and Indecline and made international headlines when it presented Frances Bean Cobain's first adult art exhibition which sold out in a single day. Earlier this year the gallery hosted the first exhibition of paintings by Hip-Hop legend Chuck D. of Public Enemy and Prophets of Rage. For more information on Gallery 30 South go to www.gallery30south.com., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest @gallery30south.
Historic Resources Group
Now celebrating 25 years of providing historic preservation services, Historic Resources Group is the leading firm devoted exclusively to historic preservation planning, architectural history, and historic architecture in California. Since its founding in 1989, Historic Resources Group has offered its clients - which include developers, real estate professionals, architects, non-profit organizations, community groups, and municipal, county, regional, state, and federal government agencies - a wide range of preservation services.
Historic Resources Group specializes in assessment of the historic built environment. The firm's unique mix of professionals - including architectural historians, architects, historians, planners, and educators - are committed to providing clients with personal, knowledgeable, and expert information and work product.
Historic Resources Group provides the following services: comprehensive preservation planning, historic structures reports, resource evaluation, landmark nomination, historic resource surveys, environmental review (CEQA and Section 106), Federal Investment Tax Credit certification, cultural landscape reports, compliance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation, building condition assessments, feasibility studies, design and construction monitoring, Mills Act property tax reduction, citywide preservation ordinances, community outreach, and heritage and preservation education.
Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a world renowned research and cultural center surrounded by 120 acres of breathtaking gardens. Originally the private estate of railroad magnate Henry Huntington, today it is one of Southern California's "must see" cultural destinations with magnificent collections of rare books, manuscripts, and priceless works of art. The breathtaking grounds showcase diverse botanical collections in 12 specialized gardens that include the Japanese, Rose, Desert, Camellia, Shakespeare, and Children's gardens. The newest addition is a Chinese garden featuring a complex of traditional tile-roofed pavilions surrounding a large lake. 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108. Closed Tuesdays and major holidays. Information: (626) 405-2100 or www.huntington.org
Jim Konoske Consulting
Light Bringer Project
Light Bringer Project is a nonprofit, Pasadena-based arts organization founded in 1990. Our mission is to build community through the power of arts and education. We deliver these programs to underserved youth in the Pasadena and Los Angeles area. The organization also owns and produces two free annual arts events: Pasadena Chalk Festival and Pasadena Doo Dah Parade.
Pacific Crest Youth Arts Organization
The mission of Pacific Crest Youth Arts Organization is to provide superior educational and competitive performing arts programs that change the lives of young people in the greater Southern California region and prepare them for leadership in a fast-moving world.
Pasadena Antique Mall
Pasadena Heritage’s mission is to identify, preserve and protect the historic, architectural and cultural resources of the City of Pasadena through advocacy and education. This membership supported, community-based non-profit offers a variety of tours, lectures, workshops, and events that highlight our beautiful city’s historic treasurers. All programs and events are open to the public. For more information visit www.pasadenaheritage.org.
Pasadena Museum of History
Founded in 1924 to preserve and share the rich history, art, and culture of Pasadena and neighboring communities, Pasadena Museum of History has developed into one of the country premiere institutions of its size. The Museum maintains the area's largest and most comprehensive collection of documents and artifacts relating to the history of Pasadena/West San Gabriel Valley. Tours of historic Fenyes Mansion, changing exhibitions in the History Center, and public programming for adults and children entertain and educate visitors on a year-round schedule.
Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts
Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts presents the Pasadena Showcase House of Design home tour. The funds raised supports music programs in the greater Pasadena area and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
Pasadena Symphony and Pops
The Pasadena Symphony Association's mission is to provide orchestral perfomances of the highest quality and to benefit the community through its music, community engagement, and education programs. The Pasadena Symphony performs its Symphony Classics series from October through April at Ambassador Auditorium and its Pasadena POPS series at the Los Angeles County Arboretum during the summer months. The Pasadena Symphony Association has served the youth of the region for over five decades through the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestras comprised of five performing ensembles with 300 gifted students from all over Southern California.Â
Pasadena Tour Company
Pinot's Palette Pasadena
Pasadena's new favorite night out is coming soon in 2017. Â Pinot's Palette is an upscale Paint, Drink, & Have Fun destination where everyone is an artist and no experience is required! Â Our studio pledges to provide every painter with a fun and entertaining night of painting, drinking, and having fun with friends or family! Â We will provide you with an amazing artist who will give you step by step instructions to help create your own masterpiece! Come to our studio and make fun memories with us.
USC Pacific Asia Museum
Established in 1971, USC Pacific Asia Museum is one of only four museums in the United States exclusively dedicated to the arts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The museum houses 5,000 years of artistic expression from across Asia and the Pacific in a California historic landmark building. Visitors will enjoy a mix of contemporary and historic exhibitions and a wide variety of enriching public programs all year round.