Only five days left to buy your tickets online - sales end 5.15.13 at 9AM! Tour day is Saturday, May 18, 2013. Carefully read the comprehensive details below.
The 2013 Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour is more than just homes — there will be open buildings, exhibits, displays, a vintage transportation show, highlighted points-of-interest, informational booths, a film screening, giveaways, the work of artists and designers, a book signing, treats, swag, and an Instagram contest. You may also see the tour via an optional bike ride — the Design Ride, led by Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates and meeting up at Hot Italian on tour day at 10:30AM.
Here are some of the other fun things you can expect to find on our tour on May 18, 2013:
The tour begins at Sacramento Executive Airport, a wonderful mid-century modern building. Right away you will be greeted by the delightful Atomic Angels in the parking lot — where you can check out our vintage transportation show. We'll have vintage vehicles on display from the California Automobile Museum and individual collectors. The vintage transportation show will continue throughout the tour — be sure to check out the vehicles specially selected for display in front of each home!
After registering for the tour and receiving your guidebooks inside the Airport, check out the displays and exhibits. Our Diamond Sponsor, Lumens, will have a wonderful display featuring modern design products. Other exhibitors and informational booths include:
- Friends of the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
- The California Museum - with a $2 special discount to attend Ray Eames: A Century of Modern Design good through 5.26.13 with proof of your tour ticket purchase through Brown Paper Tickets.
Also at the airport will be a display wall by your hosts, SacMod, featuring vintage images and ephemera regarding the Airport, Sacramento Zoo, Fairytale Town, and the South Land Park neighborhood.
Don't miss the free screening of a film about Eichler Homes — "People in Glass Houses" by Monique Lombardelli of Modern Homes Realty in collaboration with Kyle Chesser.
We will be giving away copies of Atomic Ranch magazine while they last, and you can win one of ten annual Atomic Ranch subscriptions in our Instagram photo contest! Instagram it and win it! SacMod and Atomic Ranch Magazine are giving away ten Atomic Ranch annual subscriptions to ten lucky winners with the best Instagram images from the 2013 Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour. Just:
1) snap some pix from any of the homes or buildings on the tour;
2) upload your public photo on Instagram and use our hash tag (#SacMCMHomeTour);
3) See if your creative eye catches ours...... It's that easy!
We'll also have goodies, treats, swag and surprises along the tour. Some of these are a secret - you'll just have to join in on the fun to see! We can spill the beans that our friends at Chocolate Fish Coffee will be providing complimentary samples of their delicious espresso at one of the homes. Heather David will be signing copies of her book, Mid-Century by the Bay. There will also be a special retrospective of the Nut Tree in Vacaville as it was in the mid-20th century, with vintage ephemera and images on display at one of the homes.
To top things off we'll be highlighting local artists and designers, including:
Modern design products by CPopp Workshop
Modern design products by Matthew Lechowick
Music by Clemon Charles
Modern quilting by Two Accordions
Modern Birdhouses by Nathan Wieler
Art by Diana Jahns
Art by Rapheal Delgado
Art by Micah Crandall-Bear
Prints by Asbestos Press
Finally, be on the lookout for Rik Keller, SacMod's official roving photographer, who will be on hand throughout the day and ready to take some snaps of you in your best vintage wear while enjoying the tour! After the tour you'll be able to purchase photos of the day from Rik's site. Rik took wonderful photos of SacMod's last event — A Celebration of the Roush Residence.
See you there!