5 Reasons to Love Modernism Week Fall Preview in Palm Springs

From the Elvis Honeymoon House to Mid-Century Neighborhoods You Won’t Want to Miss the Fall Preview

Written By: Tyler Haycox
Photography Provided By: David A. Lee

For one special week in Palm Springs, come join a tour around the city and the houses that celebrate the mid-century modern design, architecture, art and culture. The Modernism Week Fall Preview takes place from Oct. 19-22, giving attendees a taste of the main event happening in late February. “This fun, four-day event offers entertaining tours, lectures, iconic architecture and parties similar to the upcoming 2018 festival,” said Executive Director of Modernism Week, Lisa Vossler Smith. Here are some of the highlights from the preview that you won’t want to miss!


Participate in a Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour

On this two and a half hour tour, guests will receive an overview of the significant buildings and notable neighborhoods in Palm Springs. This includes the mid-century communities in South Palm Springs.


Attend the Cul-de-Sac Experience

Take a trip back in time to the 1960s! The Cul-de-Sac Experience takes you to six homes designed by William Krisel in one of the most iconic mid-century neighborhoods in Palm Springs. This immersive experience comes complete with ‘60s music, graphics and several surprises.


Check Out the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale – Fall Edition

The fall edition of this event features 40 top-of-the-line exhibitors from the US and Europe. They will be presenting and selling everything from vintage furniture, lighting and sculptures to vintage clothing and accessories that all showcase the mid-century modern design.

Head to The Very Best of Mod with a Twist

The Very Best of Mod with a Twist has become one of the most popular events of Modernism Week. Guests will have the opportunity to listen to five exciting 10-minute talks lead by modernists guest presenters. They’ll speak on a wide range of topics including architecture, mid-century cuisine and culture.


Tour the Elvis Honeymoon House

Make your way to the Mizell Senior Center on Oct. 19 for House of Tomorrow/Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway Cocktail Party. This cocktail party will have a mid-century modern theme and will benefit the Mizell Senior Center’s Meals on Wheels program. The experience will take them to the William Krisel-designed Robert Alexander Estate, known as “The House of Tomorrow,” and the cocktail reception will be held at the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway.

Do Some Good: In 2009, Modernism Week became a nonprofit, and offers a scholarship program for high school seniors in the area who want to pursue architecture and design in the college career.

For the Love of Design: Modernism Week in February will hold over 350 events so mid-century modern design lovers will be able to indulge as much as they please.

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