Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Thank you!

Many thanks to all of the people who made this event happen and to all who participated -- the turnout and interest exceeded our wildest expectations. We really appreciate it!

Special kudos to my co-coordinators Kris Lannin Liang and Dane Henas who went above and beyond the call of duty. Kris had the initial vision for this event and put together the skeletal framework upon which it was founded. She has incredible organizational skills and spent countless hours collaborating and partnering with other local agencies, groups, and individuals, promoting the event, managing submissions to the car show at the airport and at individual homes, organizing registration at the airport, managing ticket sales, marketing and advertising, and volunteer coordination. Dane spent countless hours doing all of the awesome and talented graphic design work: the logos for the home tour and Sacramento Modern, tickets, postcards, poster, signage, various posterboards, image preparation for the cover of Inside the City and the fantastic guidebook layout. I maintained our blog, our presence on Twitter, identified and enlisted most of the homes and points of interest for the tour, conducted historical research (logged over 85 hours just staring at microfilm), helped contact advertisers, collected and prepared images, wrote the content in the guidebook and prepared the historical display at the airport. There were highs and lows, surprises and disappointments -- and lots of blood, sweat and tears.

A giant thank you to the wonderful homeowners (that includes us three!) for allowing people to see what it's like to live in a mid-century modern home --- and to the fabulous volunteers who gave their time and support to this event.

Finally, we want to thank the sponsors, advertisers, and those who gave in-kind donations. We appreciate your believing in us; your participation made this event possible.

We encourage submissions regarding buildings, residences, structures, neighborhoods, architects, designers, builders, landscapes, and other local modern treasures that you believe should be featured in future events. Stay tuned!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Event Sold Out!

We are amazed and humbled by the interest in this tour - and are sad to report that we sold out of tickets this afternoon.

In order not to diminish the experience for participants and homeowners we are not selling any more tickets.

Those of you who have purchased on PayPal -- pick up your tickets at the registration area. Those of you who wanted to go but could not get your tickets in time -- we will have other events in the future so stay tuned! We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

Thank you for your support.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tick-tock! Get 'em while you can!

We are so pleased at the excitement and interest the Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour has generated -- and we want to make sure you have a heads-up regarding tickets. Our cut-off point for buying tickets to the tour online via PayPal is Friday, June 25th @ 3pm.

We need to have a cut-off time in order to prepare the tickets for will-call at registration.

We will then sell the rest of the available tickets on a first-come, first-serve basis, beginning at 9AM at the Sacramento Executive Airport. Be forewarned, we are close to selling out! We cannot guarantee that there will be tickets available on the day of the event.

For additional details of what to expect on the tour, see our earlier post.

See you soon!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Feeling Hot Hot Hot!

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It's been beautiful weather here recently -- but be aware that Sacramento can get pretty toasty this time of year. We hope you bring plenty of sunscreen, drink lots of water and consider wearing a hat while you are out and about this Saturday on the tour.

See details in the post below about the tour; looking forward to seeing all of you!

Friday, June 11, 2010

2010 Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Here are the homes that will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the Mid-Century Modern Home Tour on Saturday, June 26, 2010. Check-in for all tour participants will be from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Sacramento Executive Airport.

Tickets are $20 in advance and are available online via this site (see PayPal link in the upper left margin) and at the following Sacramento locations: Parkside Pharmacy, Capital Nursery, Blomberg Windows and HOT ITALIAN.

Any tickets remaining after advance sales may be purchased for $25 (CASH ONLY) at the check-in desk. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Short Center South, a day program serving adults with developmental disabilities. The Short Center South gallery will also be open during the tour.

At registration, participants will receive guidebooks with information about the homes and points of interest. They will then set their own pace on self-guided tours over three and a half miles of South Land Park and adjacent neighborhoods. On-street parking is available and biking is encouraged. Guest will be invited inside the 11 residences and enjoy driving past and learning about 22 points of interest. Homeowners and docents will be at the homes to greet visitors and answer questions.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Super thanks to Midtown Monthly!

We'd like to thank Midtown Monthly editor and writer Tim Foster for his epic article regarding this year's Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour, the history of mid-century modern, and a little bit about us. Well, a lot about us.

The article, "California Livin' - Celebrating Mid-Century Modern Sacramento", can be found in the June 2010 issue -- on the cover, page 4 and pages 28 - 31. Available online and at newsstands at various locations throughout Midtown -- check it out!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Big thanks to Inside Publications!

We'd like to thank Inside Publications writer Julie Foster and publisher Cecily Hastings for the article regarding the Powell House, a custom designed home on this year's Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour.

The article, "Modern at Last", can be found in the June 2010 issue of Inside The City -- the Land Park, Curtis Park, Hollywood Park, Central City and Woodlake edition -- on the cover and pages 21 - 23. The tour is also discussed on page 12, under the "Life in the City" section -- "Mid-Mod Home Tour." Copies of Inside The City are available for downloading online (pdf) at newsstands at various locations throughout the above-mentioned neighborhoods as well as directly mailed to neighborhood homes. Look for your copy in your mailbox -- or pick one up today!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Special thanks to Sacramento Magazine!

Many thanks to Sacramento Magazine writer Joan Waters for her article regarding the Frame House, a custom Carter Sparks designed home on this year's Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour.
Photo by David Toerge

The article, "Midcentury Modern", can be found in the June 2010 issue of Sacramento Magazine on pages 120 - 123.