August 2016 Events for the Design Minded

July 27, 2016

Text by Lynda Simonton

August Events for Design Minded_V2Enjoy the last month of summer with these August 2016 events for the design minded.

The popular Nantucket Antiques & Design show has been reimagined as Nantucket by Design. This expanded five-day event will feature lectures, social events, and much more. August 2 – 7, (508) 228-1894, nha.org for a full schedule of events and ticket information.

More than 350 New Hampshire craftspeople will display their work at this popular League of NH Craftsmen Fair. Almost every type of medium is represented, including furniture, glass, pottery, prints, and woodcarvings, along with daily demonstrations and workshops for all ages. Enjoy the wares and meet the makers. August 6–14, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mount Sunapee Resort, Newbury, N.H., (603) 224-3375, nhcrafts.org

The 62nd Annual Nantucket House and Garden Tour offers a glimpse into the island’s beautiful homes and gardens. This year’s tour features historic homes on Orange Street. August 10, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; $50. Tickets sold at various island locations one week prior to the tour and at each participating house the day of the tour; free bus transportation from town. Nantucket, Mass., (508) 325-9979, ­nantucketgardenclub.org

The annual August Fête celebrating the rich ­history of Nantucket architecture features homes on the island’s historic Main Street. After the tour enjoy a reception at the Richard Gardner II House. The reception will feature a silent auction, live music, caricature artist, and more. 6 p.m.–9 p.m.; $185 for general admission. August, 11, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-1387, nantucketpreservation.org

The Yale University Art Gallery will feature an exemplary collection of Rhode Island furniture from the Colonial and Federal time periods with the exhibit Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830. More than 130 objects from museums, private collections, and historical societies showcase major stylistic innovations from our smallest state. August 19 – January 8m 2016, New Haven, Conn., Yale University Art Gallery, (203) 432-0600, artgallery.yale.edu