Saturday March 30
Today's Featured Events:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Mastering a Successful Home Renovation
Cutting Edge Homes
at the Wellesley Free Library
530 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482
Join four home design and renovation experts for an engaging discussion, and learn the tips and secrets to a successful home renovation. Bring your questions and concerns for a lively exchange. Sean Cutting, President of Cutting Edge Homes Architects + Builders, has renovated some of Massachusetts’ oldest and most beautiful homes. Colin Hand of A Blade of Grass, has thoughtfully-crafted and maintained landscapes in the Boston Metro area for over 20 years. Jackie Hempel of Finding Lovely brings her design expertise and insights from the recent renovation of her historic 1870's Wellesley home. Jamie Grossman of Jamie Grossman Real Estate is known as a leading agent in the Wellesley Weston area. Read More...
A Successful Home Renovation
10:00am - 12:00pm
Open House: Journey Through the Design Process
School of Fashion Design
136 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Come and tour our studio workrooms and see the entire fashion design process from sketch to finished garment. Our master instructors will share their skills during live demonstrations. Participants will also get to try their hand at sketching fashion designs. The School of Fashion Design is committed to excellence in educating students in the complete fashion design process, from creation and innovation to comprehensive technical expertise. Sponsored by F.H. Perry Builder. Read more...
Preserving a Local and Global Treasure:
The Restoration of the Mother Church
Boston Preservation Alliance
at the Christian Science Church Plaza
Travel with us through the history of The Mother Church from 1894 to the present. We start with a presentation of the building design and construction, renovations and repairs, and behind-the-scenes construction photos of the current restoration project. Then we tour the exterior of the building to highlight ongoing repairs and then into the Original Mother Church to showcase the recently completed interior restoration project.
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Exhibition Tour: In the Public Interest
290 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
Get an in-depth look at the current exhibition, In the Public Interest: Redefining the Architect's Role and Responsibility, through this 45-minute exhibition tour with Taylor Johnson, Assoc. AIA, graduate of Syracuse Architecture. The exhibition will showcase six innovative architectural practices reimagining the architect’s contribution toward the public good. After the tour, please ask questions, continue to explore the exhibition, and enjoy! Read more...
1:00pm - 2:00pm -- SORRY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED
Screening: The Human Shelter
Scandinavian Cultural Center
206 Waltham Street, Newton, MA 02465
Join us for a screening of Danish filmmaker Boris B. Bertram’s film The Human Shelter. The film explores different people’s ways of creating their homes around the globe. During the film we will travel to some of the world’s extremities concerning climate change, growing megacities and conflict zones – across four continents in nine different countries, throughout the journey asking questions about shelter. Bertram delves into the concept of home. Universally understood but entirely personal. Read more...
Journey Through the Design Process
A Local + Global Treasure
In the Public Interest
The Human Shelter
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Vintage Modern Design Open House
274 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, MA 01752
Explore behind-the-scenes at Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers with a specialist led tour of an unparalleled variety of furniture and decorative arts to meet today's interior design trends. Learn how approachable and affordable buying mid-century modern is at auction with an up-close look and discussion of examples by iconic US and International designers and manufacturers spanning the 20th century. Read More...