• Modern Phoenix Home Tour of South Scottsdale
  • Modern Phoenix Week

    is April 10 - 19

  • 26 Dynamic Speakers

    at 7 venues citywide

    Save the dates!

10 Days of Modness!

APRIL 10 - 19 in Phoenix + Scottsdale

It's our 11th year of award-winning tours, education and events for design professionals and do-it-yourselfers alike

Tours

The star of our week is the Modern Phoenix Home Tour on April 19. We have smaller tours going on all week long before the big event! Click TICKETS to discover them all.

Talks

Industry experts present on a variety of topics related to midcentury modern design and contemporary challenges. Click EVENTS to read event descriptions.

Mixers

Lots of opportunities to get together and meet others who are involved in the preservation and restoration of Midcentury Modern design in the Phoenix Metro area. Click EVENTS to discover them all.

Modern Phoenix Week starts in

Modern Phoenix Week Events April 10 - 19

Many of our events are free, some are ticketed online. Click the tabs above to view the entire week's itinerary. Click the + icon to expand each event description for details and location.



Pop-up shops on April 18 include:

Vali Homes
180 Degrees
Levi Christiansen
Velocity Group
Kevin Irvin Studio
Hot Chick Aprons
Levine Machine
Modern Phoenix
Heidi Abrahamson
City of Phoenix Historic Preservation
City of Scottsdale Historic Preservation



FRIDAY | Kickoff party at The Strip by Tonnesen 6-9 PM

Design/Builder Bill Tonnesen hosts cocktail hour and talks at his newly rehabilitated Bennie Gonzales designed office building. .

SATURDAY | Pattern Play: The Contemporary Designs of Jacqueline Groag 3-5 PM

Slides and talk by Kirk Brown and Jill Wiltse at the Phoenix Art Museum. Tickets $5.

SUNDAY | Ultimate Tour of the Hotel Valley Ho 1-3 PM

Guided tour with Ace Bailey. Tickets $19.56.

TUESDAY | SMoCA Architecture Slide Slam 7 PM

Earn AIA CEU credits at this FREE event

WEDNESDAY | Design Within Reach Mixer 6:30-8:30 PM

"HOA 2.0: Multifamily Complexes go Historic with Modern HOAs." Motivate your condo board, co-op or HOA toward responsible stewardship of your shared midcentury property. FREE.

THURSDAY | Arizona Storytellers: Stories of Phoenix Design 7-9 PM

Hear stories about the meaning of home, designing disasters, and the spaces that define our community. Tickets $10.

FRIDAY | Guided tours of the David and Gladys Wright House by Frank Lloyd Wright

This set of private tours on April 17 is completely booked up, but you can still take a tour anytime by booking a different date through davidwrighthouse.org

Modern Marketplace 11am-5pm

Explore Pop-Up Shops + Meet Professionals

Research your Midcentury Home Using Primary Sources

FREE workshop with Donna Reiner and John Jacquemart

Modern Marketplace Break

FREE Pop-up shops and professionals open to the public at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

What Would Ralph Haver Do?

Expert panel on Haver Home rehabilitation in (future!) historic neighborhoods. FREE with RSVP to SMoCArsvp@sccarts.org

Ultimate Tour of the Hotel Valley Ho

Guided tour with Ace Bailey at 1 pm. Tickets $19.56 here.

Modern Marketplace Break

Explore Pop-Up Shops + Meet Professionals

Reinventing Beth Hebrew Synagogue

15-minute stand-up talk by Michael Levine in the Levine Machine Booth on Marketplace Floor

Smart Homes Without Smart Gadets

15-minute stand-up talk by Austin Trautman at the Vali Homes booth on Marketplace Floor.

Journeyman Architect: The Life and Work of Donald Wexler

Hosted by No Festival Required in the SMoCA Lounge. Tickets $7 at 480-874-4666.

Modern Marketplace Break

Explore Pop-Up Shops + Meet Professionals

Door Prize Drawing

Must be present at 5pm to win!

Charles Phoenix: ARIZONALAND!

A Live Comedy Retro Slide Show Performance Celebrating the Grand Canyon State! SOLD OUT!

Charles Phoenix: ARIZONALAND!

A Live Comedy Retro Slide Show Performance Celebrating the Grand Canyon State! Tickets $25

11th Annual Home Tour SOLD OUT!

Features full access to a dozen modern homes and businesses in SoSco aka Southern Scottsdale, Arizona. Highlights include the homes of Town and Country, Sherwood Heights, Papago Gardens, Golden Keys, HyView and Village Grove. The tour is park-and-walk in seven different neighborhoods with some homes clustered within walking distance of each other. This tour has sold out, so email BoxOffice@sccarts.org to be placed on the waiting list. Please include your cell phone number, full name, event title and the number of tickets you wish to purchase. We will contact you if any tickets become available. Terms and Conditions Apply.

Modern Phoenix Home Tour of SoSco

Ticketholders check-in for Tour Map 12:30-3 pm

At Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Modern Phoenix Home Tour 1-6 PM Sold out!

TICKETED EVENTS USE SEVERAL DIFFERENT BOX OFFICES, READ CAREFULLY!


  • Pattern Play

    The Contemporary Designs of Jacqueline Groag

    Groag Textile

    Phoenix Art Museum
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    Join textile collectors Kirk Brown and Jill Wiltse for a talk on Czech-born fabric designer Jacqueline Groag, whose playful and modern textiles uplifted the taste of Great Britain in the postwar era. After a talk, convene in the gallery with docents to view fabrics, laminates and other decorative surfaces featured in the exhibition. Tickets $5 at phxart.org.

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  • Ultimate Tour of the Hotel Valley Ho

    With Ace Bailey

    Valley Ho Tour

    Valley Ho Lobby
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    An insider tour of the iconic Scottsdale hotel designed by Varney, Sydnor and Sexton in 1956. Tickets are $19.56.
    Call 480.499.TKTS (8587)


  • Arizona Storytellers

    Stories of Phoenix Design

    Arizona Storytellers

    Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Stage 2
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    A night of stories from architects, home historians and designers as we celebrate the Valley’s vibrant architectural scene. We’ll hear stories about the meaning of “home,” designing disasters, and the spaces that define our community. Tickets $10.

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  • Paolo Soleri's Cosanti

    With Roger Tomalty

    Cosanti

    Cosanti, Paradise Valley
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    A private tour of Soleri's Cosanti home and ceramics studio, limited to 35 participants. Tickets $15.

    Call 480-206-8228

  • Ultimate Tour of the Hotel Valley Ho

    With Ace Bailey

    Valley Ho Tour


    This tour is sold out!
    Try other tickets on April 12.

    Valley Ho Lobby
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    An insider tour of the iconic Scottsdale hotel designed by Varney, Sydnor and Sexton in 1956. Tickets are $19.56.
    SOLD OUT


  • Journeyman Architect

    The Life and Work of Donald Wexler

    Wexler Butterfly CCBY Rex Brown

    SMoCA Lounge
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    A film about the innovative Palm Springs architect hosted by No Festival Required. Tickets $7 at SMOCA front desk

    Call 480-874-4666.

  • Charles Phoenix: ARIZONALAND!

    Live Comedy Retro Slide Show Performance Celebrating the Grand Canyon State!  

    Arizonaland!

    Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Stage 2
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    Explore classic and kitschy landmarks, food and legends of Arizona with the Ambassador of Americana.

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  • Modern Phoenix Home Tour

    Of South Scottsdale

    Modern Phoenix Home Tour

    Starting at SMoCA
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    Our annual modern home tour features the neighborhoods of South Scottsdale including Village Grove, Trail West, Town and Country, Papago Gardens, Golden Keys, Sherwood Heights and HyView.

    SOLD OUT!

Many events are held at

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

7374 East Second Street | Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Hotels with Midcentury Modern Flair

Hotel Valley Ho

6850 E. Main Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

ElDorado

6825 E. 4th Street
Scottsdale AZ 85251

The Clarendon

401 W Clarendon Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85013

The Saguaro

4000 N Drinkwater Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ

The People Who Make it Happen

HOSTS

Presenting Sponsors

Partners + Contributors

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Questions? 480-874-4654

Tickets for most events: 480-499-TKTS [8587] Please note that many events are independently ticketed by partner agencies. Check each description for details above.