Art & Design Events

This calendar is based on event information that I receive. Most of the events are for architecture / interior design / construction professionals in Southern California. Organization events that are open to members only are not included. Please contact me if you have more events to add to the calendar. Thank you.

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Featured Events:

Saturday, October 3, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Studio Channel Islands Art Center Open Studios
Studio Channel Islands Art Center
Who doesn’t love Saturdays? And who doesn’t enjoy discovering something new and different to do?
Now you can spend the first Saturday of the month exploring the studios at Studio Channel Islands, the area’s premier art center located in Old Town Camarillo. As many as 40 of the areas very best artists welcome visitors into their studios to watch them create sculptures, paintings and multimedia pieces up-close and personal.
Relax. Enjoy. Learn. While you are there, ask about the classes offered at Studio Channel Islands Art Center, soak in the latest gallery exhibit, or buy a beautiful piece of art from a local artist.
Make the most of the first Saturday of the each month at Studio Channel Islands.
Free admission. Plenty of free parking.
Studio Channel Islands Art Center
2222 Ventura Boulevard, Camarillo, CA 93010

Saturday, October 3, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
ArchitecTours 2015 – Architecture with A Story
AIA Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara AIA’s annual ArchitecTours is a celebration of local architecture. This event draws attention to the extraordinary architectural legacy in Santa Barbara and the value of well-designed architecture to its surrounding community. Equally, ArchitecTours highlights the expertise that AIA architects possess including a thorough understanding and expertise in urban design, sustainability, accessibility, structural improvements, building materials, and historic renovation. The theme of this year’s ArchitecTours is ‘Architecture with a story’. Each of the nine projects features an intriguing personal or construction story that profile many of the design obstacles encountered during the building process.
For more information go to or call 805-966-4198

  • AIA Members & Seniors : $65
  • General Public: $75

There is a standard Student ticket price, students must provide proof

  • Students : $25

Tickets are non-refundable
Santa Barbara, CA

Friday, October 9 – Sunday, October 11
The Pasadena Festival of the Arts
LaydBack Productions
Friday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.,Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Pasadena Festival of the Arts features only juried fine arts, truly hand-crafted works, entertainment, and gourmet edibles. With our ad campaign, the residents, natural attendance to the venue, city contract to park at the Paseo and the overflow from Pasadena Civic & Convention Center we anticipate the usual wonderful artists and attendance! Artists, contemporary craftspeople, great musical acts and confectioners are invited to apply for participation in the event. Artist jury results are based on several criteria: Creativity, Uniqueness, Technical Form, Design and Display. Admission is Free.
Paseo Colorado
280 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91101

Sunday, October 11, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
29th Annual Kitchen and Home Tour
ASID Pasadena
ASID’s 29th Annual Kitchen and Home Tour
This year the ASID Pasadena Kitchen and Home Tour is proud to present “The Design Challenge” featuring two spectacular homes professionally designed by members of the aSID Pasadena Chapter. This self-guided tour of homes, one located in Pasadena and the other located in La Canada offers a variety of large spaces from Artistic Mediterranean to Today’s Craftsman.
Along with the interiors, enjoy the beautiful landscaping and outdoor entertaining spaces. Our designers and docents will be on hand to answer your questions. Ticketholders can also shop at the Artisan Bazaar, offering a specialized collection of merchandise. Designer Resources will show you the home products from our Tour Sponsors and ASID Industry Partners. Food, by Bristol Farms, will be on hand to whet your appetite.
“THE DESIGN CHALLENGE” for the Seminar “AWARD YOURSELF A GREAT KITCHEN” featuring Interior Designers Christine Santana and Susan Sawasy giving you their ‘best’ on Kitchens.

Saturday, October 17, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Complimentary Remodeling Seminar
Westside Remodeling
Planning a kitchen, bathroom or other remodeling project?
Our one hour workshop will help you get started as we cover the following important information:

  • Steps of the Remodeling Process
  • Budgeting-Cost of a Kitchen and Bathroom Remodel
  • The Benefits of a Design/Build Remodeling Company
  • Current Design Trends for Kitchens and Bathrooms

Seating is limited to 30 people, so please call to reserve your seat: 805-499-4121
Westside Remodeling
1164-B Newbury Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320

11 thoughts on “Events

  1. Michelle, thank you for including me in your newsletter with a full calendar of exciting events for our industry.
    Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving with your family and friends.

    Best always,

  2. Michelle,
    This is a great idea. I like that you can click on the event to get all the info and then you send it to your own calendar.

    Thank you!

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