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11 Days of Modness!

October 15 - 25, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona

Most will be rescheduled in virtual format for mid-October. Stay tuned here for details as they unfold.

Tours

Our annual home tour of the Central Corridor is going to have to wait, but we have virutal tours taking their place this year.

Talks

Industry experts present on midcentury modern design and contemporary topics. Click TICKETS to register with your new all-access pass. Registration starts Sept. 25.

Mixers

Mix with experts on Modernism and meet enthusiasts involved in the preservation and restoration of Midcentury Modern design in the Phoenix Metro area.

 

 

 



Modern Phoenix Week 2020 Agenda

Due to COVID-19 most events have been rescheduled for October. check back here sept 25 for the full reveal and registration.


  • RESCHEDULED!
    Ultimate Tour of
    the Valley Ho

    Valley Ho Tour

    Valley Ho Lobby
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    Explore the architecture and past of this mid-century-modern landmark, a Hollywood hideaway since 1956 and host to stars like Janet Leigh, Bing Crosby, and Natalie Wood. Designed by architect Edward Varney and Associates, Hotel Valley Ho is known for its “Flintstones meets Jetsons” style. Tour meets at the Valley Ho. Free parking is available on 69th Street and along Main, or use valet at the Ho and get validated for a special $5 (+gratuity) day rate.

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  • RESCHEDULED!
    Phoenix Lettering Shop Talk and Tour With Sue Castelletti

    phoenix lettering

    6:00 to 7:30 pm | $8

    Phoenix Lettering
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    Discover the (almost) lost art of chainstitch embroidery, so beloved by high school quarterbacks, motorcycle clubs, and rockabillies alike! Learn about this special vintage art form that's endearing to all ages. Sue will demonstrate the art of chain stitching and walk the group through how to prepare art and select textures for an artistic back patch. You'll walk away with everything you need to know about how to prepare your own design to be turned into a wearable work of art! Limited to 12 guests.

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  • RESCHEDULED!
    Rethinking The House Museum

    House Museum Model

    | FREE

    ASU Skysong
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    Delve into a joint research study on the social, cultural and economic benefits of house museums with Mark Stapp and Victor Sidy. Unlike other states that embrace the house museum model to preserve cultural heritage, Arizona lags behind with about only 15 publicly accessible historic homes and has shockingly few midcentury homes among them. Come find out why this might be, and reasons to change attitudes toward what is "historic" to increase public access to private domains. Stapp is the Executive Director of the W. P. Carey Master of Real Estate Development program at ASU and Sidy is a practicing architect and former Dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.

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  • RESCHEDULED!
    The New Bauhaus

    The New Bauhaus

    | Donation

    Design With Reach Scottsdale
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    Watch the fascinating story of Hungary's brilliant polymath and original Bauhaus design faculty Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. This 88-minute documentary film dives deep into the period after Laszlo fled Europe and brought his radical ideas about art and design to America. A must-see for any lover of film, photography, art, graphic design or design education! Pair it with our lesson in "unlearning" (ticketed separately, spectators welcome) for a full night of fun. Happy hour starts at 6 pm, film starts at 7.

    SAVE THE DATE

  • RESCHEDULED!
    PHX Architecture Forum

    PHX Architecture Forum

    7:00 - 9:00 pm | RSVP

    For the People
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    Public spaces can be defining assets of a city’s urban culture. These places of gathering have taken many architectural forms, but how have they shaped us? Architect Diane Jacobs, founder of Holly Street Studio, has dedicated her practice to the public realm by designing award-winning spaces for municipalities, centers of education, and private clients for the past 20 years. Join us for a conversation about how public spaces shape us, and how we can be better stewards of the built environment to ensure that public spaces retain their value and impact across generations. 

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  • RESCHEDULED!
    Interior Design Consultations With SCC's ASID student chapter

    consultations

    10 am to 2:30 pm | Donation

    Park Central
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    Sign up to drop in and sit down with an interior design student or faculty member to consult on your latest interior design dilemmas during the Modern Phoenix Expo. Rachel Simmons, Chuck Cooper and their ASID students will set you on your way with some inspiring advice. Bring lots of photos and an iPad or phone! Meet up at the SCC table in the breezeway to set up an appointment. Your one on one consultation is priced on a voluntary donation basis, benefitting the student chapter of ASID which is co-hosting the Expo.

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  • RESCHEDULED!
    Research Your
    Midcentury Home

    Research your Midcentury Modern Property with Modern Phoenix

    | $20

    Park Central
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    Donna Reiner will guide a small group through researching a midcentury home or neighborhood using local resources and online databases with our pop-up library of magazines, brochures, newspapers, maps and other materials. Presentation is at 10:30am, with open expert-guided research time until noon. Hands-on, so bring a friend, laptop and a camera!

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  • RESCHEDULED!
    Door Prize Drawing at Modern Phoenix Expo

    door prizes

    3:00 pm | FREE

    Park Central
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    Come for the workshops, design and networking at Expo, stay for the amazing swag! Enter to win fabulous door prizes by our pop up shops including the last pairs of home tour tickets and our iconic colossal breezeblock doorstop. Three entries per person over age 12. No purchase necessary, must be present at 3 pm to claim.

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  • RESCHEDULED!
    Making Architecture With 180 Degrees Design + Build

    making architecture

    Park Central Gallery
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    Join principal architects John Anderson, James Trahan and Troy Vincent as they recount the highs and lows of Making Architecture as an innovative design-build firm over the last two decades. They'll show case studies from their book of the same name, including important restoration work at UNESCO World Heritage Site Taliesin West by Frank Lloyd Wright and an expansion of an Al Beadle home at the base of Camelback Mountain. A book signing will follow.

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  • POSTPONED TO 2021!
    Modern Phoenix
    Home Tour

    Modern Phoenix Home Tour of Central Phoenix

    1:00 to 6:00 pm | $45 | $50 | $250

    Check in at Park Central
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    Features full access to a dozen midcentury and contemporary modern homes along the Central Avenue Corridor, which is known for its lush neighborhoods featuring mature and shady landscaping. Discover these gems scattered throughout classic neighborhoods in the greenest parts of town. This is a self-driving and self-guided tour; a map will be provided at check-in on tour day. Tour is held rain or shine. All children over age 2 must be ticketed. Tickets won't be sold on day of tour. Terms and conditions apply.

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Hotels with Midcentury Modern Flair

10% Discount for guests at Valley Ho and Mountain Shadows using promo codes below, valid March 13-22. Special rates have been arranged at Papago Inn in Scottsdale with promo codes below, too!

Hotel Valley Ho

6850 E. Main Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Book with promo code PROMODPHX

Papago Inn

7017 E McDowell Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Book with promo code BRKETN

Mountain Shadows

5445 E Lincoln Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Book with promo code PROMODPHX

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