News provided by Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts
Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts has announced that Matt McIntyre has been selected as the Benefit Chair for the 58th Pasadena Showcase House of Design. Mr. McIntyre is the first male member to serve in the position in the organization’s 75-year history. “When asked to take on this role, I felt that it was quite an honor,” he says. “Pasadena Showcase is such a big part of the community and I want to see its continued success for many years to come.” A member of Pasadena Showcase since 2018, Mr. McIntyre has taken on various board positions and was also part of the Benefit Leadership Team for the 2022 Showcase House.
Mr. McIntyre says he is very excited to be able to present Stewart House, a 1933 grand colonial estate designed by Marston & Maybury, as the 2023 Pasadena Showcase House of Design. “It’s truly a quintessential Showcase House and just breathtaking in its grandeur,” he says. “The estate is iconic and the grounds are just exquisite so it’s a very compelling property.” Approximately 32 interior and exterior designers have been selected to participate in this year’s house and Mr. McIntyre was excited about their input. “This is such a spectacular piece of architecture with such a graciousness about it,” he says. “The designers have considered this and are bringing cutting-edge design while honoring the house’s traditional roots. The style will be timeless,” he exclaims.
Stewart house was featured in 1983 as the 19th Pasadena Showcase House of Design and has been in the same family for 40 years. Mr. McIntyre was delighted to revisit the house after four decades. “It’s really a great opportunity to reintroduce this majestic estate to a new generation,” he says. “So much has changed for Pasadena Showcase, too, over these last 40 years. Back in 1983, we were just getting started with providing shopping opportunities and food, but now Shops and our Restaurants are such an important part of the entire Showcase House experience so it’s a perfect transition.”
The 58th Pasadena Showcase House of Design will be open from April 23 through May 21, 2023. Golden tickets and ticket packages are currently on sale and individual tickets go on sale on February 1. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.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. Through its Gifts & Grants program, Pasadena Showcase has contributed more than $24 million to nonprofit organizations 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 MobileTM, 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 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.