10 Days of Modness!

March thru April in Phoenix + Scottsdale

It's our 10th year of award-winning tours, education and events for design professionals and do-it-yourselfers alike

Tours

The star of our event is the Modern Phoenix Home Tour on April 6. We have smaller tours going on all week long before the big event! Click TICKETS to discover them all.

Talks

Industry experts present on a variety of topics related to midcentury modern design and contemporary challenges. Click EVENTS to read event descriptions.

Mixers

Lots of opportunities to get together and meet others who are involved in the preservation and restoration of Midcentury Modern design in the Phoenix Metro area. Click EVENTS to discover them all.

Home Tour Tickets SOLD OUT!

Email BoxOffice@sccarts.org to be placed on the waiting list. Please include your cell phone number, full name, event title and the number of tickets you wish to purchase. We will contact you if any tickets become available.

Modern Phoenix Week Events March 28 - April 4

Many of our events are free, some are ticketed online. Click the tabs above to view the itinerary. Click the + icon to expand each event description for details and location.

William Krisel, Architect hosted by No Festival Required

"William Krisel, Architect" film hosted by No Festival Required. Thursday April 3 at 6:30 at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Tickets $7 at the door or reserved at 480-874-4666.

SATURDAY | Ultimate Tour of the Hotel Valley Ho 1-3 pm

Guided tour with Ace Bailey. Tickets $19.56

SATURDAY | Big Houses Are Back In Arcadia – Does Anybody Get Scale? 3-4:30 pm

Slides and talk by Roger Brevoort at Shemer Art Center $5 at door

SUNDAY | Tour of Blaine Drake Homes SOLD OUT!

Guided tour with Ace Bailey

TUESDAY | SMoCA Architecture Slide Slam 7 PM

Earn AIA CEU credits at this FREE event

WEDNESDAY | Design Within Reach Mixer 6:30-8:30pm

"The HOA 2.0: Fighting for preservation, sustainability, and communal living" a FREE talk by Rachel Simmons and friends

THURSDAY | "William Krisel: Architect" movie screening 7:30-8pm

By No Festival Required at SMoCA. Tickets $7.

First Friday | Modern Manor 6-10pm

Artist's recpetion featuring retro silkscreen artist Jonathan Arvizu

Modern Marketplace is April 5

Our Modern Marketplace at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts the place to discover what's new in modern architecture, interior design, fashion, furnishings, real estate, and solar energy. Free workshops, slide shows, ticketed tours, and a movie make this a day full of learning and fun. Home tour ticket holders enjoy free admission to SMoCA all day long!

Modern Marketplace at SMoCA

Pop Up Shops + Professionals

Brick and Mortar Vintage
180 Degrees
FLOR
Rameen Ahmed Designs
For the People
Studio KZ
Hot Chick Aprons
MTH Design Group
Modern Stairs and Railings
Kevin Irvin
Sudha Achar
Industrielle Jewelry
Arizona Bronze Restoration
Kitchens Southwest
Arizona Bank & Trust
Force of Nature
Velocity Group
City of Phoenix Historic Preservation
City of Scottsdale Historic Preservation
SMoCA
Modern Phoenix
Preserve Phoenix
Arizona Preservation Foundation

Door Prizes at 4 pm

Rameen Ahmed Designs
Jerryll Habegger
Kevin Irvin
Hot Chick Aprons
Doug Sydnor
Urban PetHaus
Industrielle Jewelry
Velocity Group
For the People
Sudha Achar
Arizona Bronze Restoration
City of Phoenix Historic Preservation
SMoCA
Modern Phoenix

Contact Alison to offer a door prize


Paolo Soleri: Citizen of the Planet World Premiere

Citizen of the Planet movie tickets are $7 online here, or at 480.499.TKTS (8587). VIEW TRAILER >>

Scottsdale's Modern Churches

A tour with Don Meserve

Ultimate Tour of the Hotel Valley Ho

Guided tour with Ace Bailey at 10 am. Tickets $19.56

Modern Marketplace 11am-5pm

Explore Pop-Up Shops + Meet Professionals

Research your Midcentury Home Using Primary Sources

FREE workshop with Donna Reiner and John Jacquemart

Modern Marketplace Break

FREE Pop-up shops and professionals open to the public at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

I am a Harwood Steiger Addict

FREE slide show by Cynthia deVillemarette

Modern Marketplace Break

Explore Pop-Up Shops + Meet Professionals

Paolo Soleri: Citizen of the Planet

Documentary Film Premiere!

Modern Marketplace Break

Explore Pop-Up Shops + Meet Professionals

Door Prize Drawing

Must be present at 4pm to win!

Organic Architecture: The Other Modernism

FREE slides and talk by Alan Hess

10th Annual Home Tour

SOLD OUT! Features full access to a dozen modern homes along the Camelback Corridor and in the lush Arcadia neighborhood. The tour is park-and-walk with many homes within walking distance of each other.

Email BoxOffice@sccarts.org to be placed on the waiting list. Please include your cell phone number, full name, event title and the number of tickets you wish to purchase. We will contact you if any tickets become available. Tickets will be mailed out the week of March 24 or may be picked up as Will Call from March 24 - April 5.

Paradise Valley Architecture 12-1 PM

FREE talk by Douglas Sydnor FAIA at Gloria Dei Church

Check-in for Tour Map until 3 pm

At Gloria Dei Church or Chase Bank

Modern Phoenix Home Tour 1-6 PM

SOLD OUT!

Meet the MoPhos

That's Modern Phoenicians, silly!

TICKETED EVENTS USE SEVERAL DIFFERENT BOX OFFICES, READ CAREFULLY!


  • Paolo Soleri: Citizen of the Planet

    World Premiere!

    Education Seminar

    Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

    Explore the artist, the dreamer, the philosopher, the architect Paolo Soleri as he tries to build his new world filled with futuristic ideas and controversy. Filmmaker Geoffrey Madeja will be present.

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  • Blaine Drake Tour

    With Ace Bailey

    HTML5 & CSS3

    Phoenix + Paradise Valley

    An exclusive and private look at homes by architect Blaine Drake.

    SOLD OUT!

  • Scottsdale's Mid-Century Sacred Architecture Tour

    With Don Meserve

    jQuery Master Class

    Scottsdale

    A trolley tour of amazing and expressive modern church architecture. Group meets on the south end of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Only 31 seats on the trolley!

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  • Ultimate Tour of the Hotel Valley Ho

    With Ace Bailey

    jQuery Master Class

    Valley Ho

    An insider tour of the iconic Scottsdale hotel designed by Varney, Sydnor and Sexton in 1956.

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  • Ultimate Tour of the Hotel Valley Ho

    With Ace Bailey

    jQuery Master Class

    Valley Ho

    An insider tour of the iconic Scottsdale hotel designed by Varney, Sydnor and Sexton in 1956.

    Buy Tickets

Many events are held at

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

7374 East Second Street | Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Hotels with Midcentury Modern Flair

Hotel Valley Ho

6850 E. Main Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

ElDorado

6825 E. 4th Street
Scottsdale AZ 85251

The Clarendon

401 W Clarendon Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85013

The Saguaro

4000 N Drinkwater Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ

The People Who Make it Happen

HOSTS

Presenting Sponsors

Partners + Supporters





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Questions? 480-874-4654

Tickets for most events: 480-499-TKTS [8587] Please note that many events are independently ticketed by partner agencies. Check each description for details above.