Modernism Week – Eleven Days of Mid Century Celebration!

Modernism Week is the ultimate celebration of mid century architecture, design and culture.  I went last year and it was amazing.

First of all, visit the website to get all the dates, times, details and flavors.  Their mission is to celebrate and foster appreciation of mid century architecture and design, as well as contemporary thinking in these fields.  Also, to encourage education, preservation and sustainable modern living as represented in the greater Palm Springs area.  Finally, my advice, this year or next, GO!

Modernism Week 2018 – February 15-25th

Modernism Week’s signature February Event is an “annual celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture”.  The festival takes place in the stunning Palm Springs area of Southern California.  There are more that 350 events  at this exciting festival.  You can take in the Modernism Show & Sale, Signature Home Tours, films, lectures, Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours, nightly parties and live music, walking and bike tours, tours of Sunnylands, fashion, classic cars, modern garden tours, a vintage travel trailer exhibition, and more.  There are many activities, so there are still some event tickets available.

Moroccan Modern – Modernism Week Showcase Home

This year’s showcase home was custom built in 1975 by architect Hal Lacy.  It has been luxuriously renovated with dramatic Moroccan details, and as a result, is quite stunning.  How about that hot pink door?

Moroccan Modern at Modernism Week 2018


Modernism Week Bus Tours

Want an all encompassing look at Palm Springs?  Absorb all the Palm Springs cool on a bus tour, since they know just where to take you.  There are a few options to choose from including the Double Decker Architectural tour, the Illuminated Modern Sunset tour, the Art and Architecture Behind The Gates In Indian Wells tour, and the Charles Phoenix Super Duper Double Decker “PALM SPRINGSLAND” tour.  These tours show off an overview of commercial and residential properties while guests are comfortably seated listening to knowledgeable guides.  Don’t forget your sunscreen on the double decker bus!

Charles Phoenix at Modernism Week


Events at CAMP

CAMP is the place for many of the events and a lot of the socializing at Modernism Week.  This is said to be the coolest club house a.k.a. Community and Meeting Place.  CAMP is located at 230 Museum Way, Palm Springs.  Be sure and check out all the Events at CAMP.  I am particularly interested in “House Hunting: Home Tour + Seminar”, Presented by “Atomic Ranch”.

Modernism Week event by Atomic Ranch

“Atomic Ranch”

18th Annual Modernism Week Show & Sale

The Modernism Week Show and Sale is 85 premier exhibitors from the U.S. and Europe presenting and selling rare and vintage 20th century art, furniture and design.  Midcentury modern design is highlighted.

There is also a new event, the Palm Springs Modern Design Expo.  This event showcases cutting-edge modern design and technology.  The expo features “40 exhibitors presenting the newest and hippest elements for modern living including dynamic and energy efficient building materials, home appliances and electronics, smart home technology, hand-crafted furniture and design accessories, contemporary art and photography, and much more”.

Architecture Design Art Film Festival

The Modernism Week ADAFF is February 23-25, 2018.  The films shown are focused on in Modernist creation, be it in architecture, design and the arts.  The films range from short biopic to documentaries to feature film.  I think the newly released “Sinatra In Palm Springs – A Place He Called Home” will be very popular.

Modernism Week - Sinatra In Palm Springs


Here’s to Modernism Week & hoping you get there!


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