Modernism Week Kicks Off in Palm Springs

The 10 day annual celebration of design and architecture, called Modernism Week, has started with a bang on Thursday in Palm Springs. This grand festival comprises 250 big and small events that will unfold during these celebrations. While the residents of Palm Springs will come across double-decker bus tours and musical cocktail parties at night, Modernism Week is much more than this with many exciting events lined up for the whole family to participate and enjoy at a price of $20 or less per individual. What started in 2006 as a local level celebration of modern architecture in this desert area has today become a one of its own kind national festival celebrated with great fervor and fanfare.

People flock in to Palm Springs from all parts of the country every year in February to make merry in events that are organized during the Modernism Week. Tickets to these events sell fast and you are well advised to choose the events you want to attend and book your tickets in advance so that you do not face disappointment when you reach Palm Springs. This is because of the growing popularity of the events and tours organized here, tickets to which sell out within a few days after they are announced.

One thing that makes Modernism Week exciting and interesting is that it keeps adding new programs and events to its already long list of events taking place every year. The first offerings to the public will of course be the much awaited and alluring wine tastings and the walking tours. People enjoyed the guided tour of Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage and they were also thrilled to get a glimpse of the homes of the celebrities from a close quarter. The day concluded with a grand opening party at the night in which people danced to the tunes of live music and enjoyed cocktails. Of course this party was restricted to those over the age of 21.

One of the attractions during this year’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs would be the opportunity to look at Aluminaire House, first all metal home of the country that has been especially shifted to the desert area from New York city. In all probability, this famed structure would make Palm Springs its permanent home. It will not be only fun and enjoyment for the participating crowds during this 10 day long extravaganza as it will also be an excellent business opportunity for early 85 companies that will be putting up stalls to sell their products. These include national and international level dealers of furniture, home décor, music, and fine arts.

Peek Inside a Luxury Hotel Room

Have you never seen the interiors of rooms in a luxury hotel? No problem as you can spend some time inside one such luxury room during Modernism Week as Hotel Lautner, designed by none other than John Lautner, is throwing open its doors for visitors at a price of only $45. Book your tickets to see the room of a luxury hotel on February 14 from 1pm to 4:30pm.

Attend the Modernism Show

This is one event you would not like to miss at any cost if you are passionate about home décor and furnishings. This event will see more than 80 companies showcasing their latest products in the fields of decoration, fine art, and home décor. You can attend this event on 15 and 16 February by buying entry tickets priced at $20.

Meet Your Favorite Celebrity Shag 

If you are a diehard fan of Shag, do not miss this opportunity to meet him at a cocktail party that will celebrate tiki culture. The party will take place in Caliente Tropic Hotel from 8pm to 11pm on February 12. You can meet Josh Agle again at a hotel in Palm Springs during the promotion of latest single.

Free events during Modernism Week

If you are fed up with paying entrée fee by buying tickets for entire family at various events organized during Modernism Week, here are a few of the events that are free for all.

Walk of Stars Dedicated to John Lautner

You can join the celebrities in this walk dedicated to noted designer and architect John Lautner. The walk will start from Palm Springs Art Museum and Design Center on 17 Feb at 2 PM.

Vintage Car Show

This car show will take place on 20 Feb at Palm Springs Convention Center at 3PM. If you are an old car enthusiast, you will find this event pleasing and you will also get a chance to see some really old and classic cars.

Yard Sale

Do not miss this opportunity to buy some very useful items for your yard or lawn. This yard sale will be held on 26 Feb from 8am till noon at the parking lot of 501, S. Palm Canyon Drive.