San Marino League Silver Jubilee Art Walk Coming Up

The San Marino League presents the Silver Jubilee Art Walk featuring several of the historic Huntington Cottages and Gardens, located next to the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. The Cottages, originally built in the 1920s and '30s for families to escape harsh Mid-western and Eastern winters, have been nominated for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. Families would send money ahead to have a cottage built to their specifications. The money served as rent for a predetermined number of years. Early renters included the Spalding sporting goods family and the owners of Sea Biscuit. The Cottages were sold to private owners in the 1990s and have been exquisitely restored and boast magnificent works of art. The owner of Clovelly Cottage will present an art show and sale featuring her art work as well as several other local artists.

Tickets are $35 per person and may be purchased in advance by calling 626-578-8510. They may also be purchased the day of the event at the entrance. All parking for the event is available at the Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens in San Marino with free shuttle buses providing transportation to the entrance. Enter at Allen Ave. and Orlando Rd. gate and use parking lot 3.

Chairman Charlotte Harrison along with assistant chairman Charlotte Streng have announced an opportunity drawing with prizes that include a "Moonlight Soiree" at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens that includes a private tour of the gardens and a gourmet dinner, a "Starlight Soiree" rooftop party at Art Center College of Design's new South Campus for 24 guests and a weekend at the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel & Spa. Tickets may be purchased independently of the Art Walk tour at the cost of $20 per ticket or 6 for $100.

The San Marino League has supported the arts in Pasadena since the 1950s. Each year, members of the League volunteer at Art Center as docents, touring visitors and prospective students through the campus and at The Huntington, educating groups of school children about the beauty of the Japanese Garden. Proceeds from Art Walk provide scholarships for Fine Arts students at Art Center College of Design and an endowment fund for the Japanese Garden at the Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens.In front of Huntington Cottage, Ferncroft: left to right, Art Walk Chairman, Charlotte Harrison, LCF resident and committee member, Jean Osher, Glendale resident and committee member, Judy Koepnick.

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