The Wrightwood Arts Center will be hosting group trips to various locations in Southern California throughout the year, organized by our Adventure Chair, Lynn Crawford. Check back to this page in the future for more upcoming adventures!
Adventure Tour to the Maloof House
10:00 a.m. (start)
Join WAC for another adventure tour to the Maloof House in Alta Loma, CA. Sam Maloof is acknowledged as one of the finest woodworkers of our time. As a leader of the California modern arts movement, he designed and produced furniture infused with profound artistic vision for more than half a century until his death in 2009.
In 1990, the Maloof residence and woodshop were deemed eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Because of the extension of the 210 freeway, Mr. Maloof negotiated with the government to move his residence and workshop to a new 6-acre site. Today the relocated residence is open as a living museum. Once again, each room is filled with treasures that give this unique home its spirit. The woodshops were moved to the new site, as were many of the trees from the former Maloof property. The landscaping consists of a natural garden of water-wise California native plants and compatible plants from other Mediterranean climate zones around the world. Benches, sculpture, and picnic areas offer spaces for visitors’ quiet reflection and relaxation.
The WAC has arranged for a private Legacy Tour at 10:00 am on June 8 that includes the house tour, a step inside the woodworking shop, and visits to the woodworkers’ finish showroom and the wood storage (1-1/2 hours). We have also allowed time to visit the gardens and the Jacobs Education Center. The current exhibit is “Explorations In Wood”.
We have made group reservations for lunch at Walter’s Restaurant in Claremont at 1:00 pm (not included in tour cost). We will be setting up carpools for those who are interested.
Cost is $35 for WAC members and $40 for non-members. Reservations must be made by May 25 as the group size will determine how many docents will be required to lead the tours. Members please sign up by May 1, non-members are invited to sign up after May 1.
Please print and fill out the booking form and send along with a check made out to Wrightwood Arts Center to Rose Burcher at PO Box 1649, Wrightwood, CA 92397
Questions? Contact Lynn Crawford at 760-249-8869 or firstname.lastname@example.org