October 2017 Events for the Design Minded

September 27, 2017

Text by Lynda Simonton

Washington Connecticut Antiques Show
October 6–8
This highly respected antiques show, now in its 31st year, is the primary fundraiser for Gunn Memorial Library & Museum. The event launches with the traditional Preview Night cocktail party on Friday, October 6, offering the opportunity for advance buying. On Saturday evening there will be a casual Tapas Fiesta featuring Latin music, cocktails, and small bites. Free admission to the antique show. Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Washington Primary School, Washington, CT, (860) 868-7586, gunnlibrary.org

Junior League of Boston Show House
October 7–November 5
Boston’s iconic Junior League Show House is back for a 46th time with a roster of the area’s notable interior designers transforming the 1853 William Flagg Homer House in Belmont, Massachusetts. Every Wednesday the designers will be on hand to answer questions and interact with visitors. $40, Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., bostonshowhouse.org

Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s Annual Gala
October 7
This elegant dinner gala draws more than 300 people to honor a distinguished supporter of Provincetown arts and renowned artists for lifetime achievement. The evening kicks off with a cocktail reception under a tent at the Bas Relief Park, then moves to Town Hall for dinner, presentations, and dancing. Proceeds help underwrite the museum’s exhibitions. See website for details. Provincetown, MA, (508) 487-1750, paam.org

RISD Craft
October 7
Providence’s Benefit Street comes alive with art and artisans during this upscale art fair. More than 100 Rhode Island School of Design students and alumni display and sell their artwork, including furniture, home accessories, ceramics, prints, photographs, textiles, and more. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Providence, RI, (401) 277-4931, risdalumnisales.com

Lakes Region Parade of Homes
October 7–9
Thinking of building or renovating a home? The parade presents the best of builders, developers, tradesmen, and remodelers in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. The open-house event showcases new, custom, remodeled, and model homes. This is a great opportunity to meet with area professionals and gather inspiration for your own upcoming projects. Proceeds from the event benefit Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $10 for all three days and all homes. (603) 387-1817,

Boston Design Market
October 11–12
The Boston Design Center opens its doors for the annual Boston Design Market. Showrooms throughout the Innovation and Design Building host product launches, panel discussions, open houses, workshops, trunk shows, pop-up bookshops, and more. It’s a great opportunity to learn what’s new and connect with others in the design community. Visit the website for a full event schedule, bostondesign.com

Heading Home to Dinner
October 12–14
This inaugural design and dine event showcases tabletops and bar carts by designers and other creatives. The event kicks off on October 12 with a cocktail party at the Boston Innovation and Design Building featuring New England Home’s announcement of the 2017 inductees into the New England Design Hall of Fame. The tables and carts can be viewed on October 13. The festivities are capped off with a dinner celebration on October 14. Proceeds support Heading Home, an agency that helps families transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing. headinghometodinner.org

PRISM Awards
October 12
The PRISM Awards are hosted by the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston and celebrate the finest projects and outstanding achievements of builders, architects, designers, and other professionals in the home building industry. Sheraton Boston Hotel, (781) 890-2101, prism-awards.com

Tomorrow’s History
October 13
The first annual gala to benefit Westport Historical Society celebrates the town of Westport, Connecticut’s history with an eye toward the future. There will be food, live music, and a silent auction, all held in the modern furniture showroom of Design Within Reach. 6 p.m.–10 p.m., $125, (203) 222-1424, westporthistory.org

Taste & Tour of the Greenwich Design District
October 14
Join the Greenwich Design District for its inaugural Taste & Tour event. Explore the businesses of the Greenwich Design District and discover the latest in interior design. New launches, exclusive products, books signings, and giveaways will be highlighted at each location. 4 p.m.–8 p.m., Greenwich, CT, (203) 966-8203, facebook.com/GreenwichDesignDistrict

Boston International Fine Art Show
October 19–22
This fine art show, now in its 21st year, features historic and contemporary art. An October 19 gala kicks off the show, which presents art from galleries located throughout the United States and the world and includes guest speakers, panel discussions, dealer booth talks, and more. Show Friday 1 p.m.–8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. $15. The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, (617) 363-0405, fineartboston.com

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