July Events for the Design Minded, Part 2

July 13, 2015

garden conservancy

Photograph by Stacy Bass – courtesy of the Garden Conservancy

Garden Conservancy Open Days Litchfield and New London Counties

July 18

The Garden Conservancy’s mission is to preserve exceptional gardens across the United States so the public can enjoy and learn from them. Open Days, sponsored by the conservancy, gives people a chance to support the organization and see some of the country’s most beautiful private gardens. Gardens in Litchfield and New London counties will be open to the public. For details and locations, go to ­gardenconservancy.org/opendays

Osterville Village Day Parade and Antique Car Show

July 18

This Cape Cod tradition has been going for more than 75 years! Come watch antique and vintage cars parade down Main Street. You can take a closer look at the cars at the museum grounds before and after the parade. 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; free. Osterville Historical Society and Museum, Osterville, (508) 428-5861, ostervillemuseum.org

Rock River Artists Studio Tour

July 18–19

This annual tour explores the breathtaking scenery and artwork surrounding Newfane, Vermont. Begin your tour at the Old South Newfane Schoolhouse, and then hit the road for a self-guided tour that takes you to the studios of fourteen world-class artists. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (802) 348-7865, rockriverartists.com

Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s Secret Garden Tour

July 19

Enjoy a day exploring some of Province­town’s most beautiful gardens. After the tour you can enjoy a visit to the museum, as admission is included in the price of the garden tour. 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; $30. Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, (508) 487-1750, paam.org

Seventh Annual Nantucket Garden Festival

July 21–23

Sustainability and conservation will be the focus of this year’s Nantucket Garden Festival, which encompasses a variety of events, including garden tours, workshops, and family activities. Nantucket, (508) 228-0427, ­nantucketgardenfestival.com

Newport Antiques Show

July 24–26

Whether you are a serious collector or a casual enthusiast, the annual Newport Antiques Show is a must-see event. The show launches with a gala preview party on Thursday, July 23, and continues throughout the weekend. $15 per person; $20 for a three-day ticket, which includes admittance to the exhibit, a daily lecture, and the chance to shop at more than 40 booths from the country’s top antiques dealers. July 24 and 25, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; July 26, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. St. George’s School, Middletown, R.I., (401) 846-2669, newportantiqueshow.com

Wellfleet Historical Society’s Annual House Tour

July 26

This much-anticipated event has been on Cape Cod calendars for more than 40 years. The tour is self-guided and requires driving and walking; a detailed program and map are provided. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Wellfleet, (508) 349-2920, ­wellfleethistoricalsociety.com

40th Annual VADA Antiques Show

July 26–27

The annual show represents the best of Vermont antiques and dealers. $8. July 26, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; July 27, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Union Arena Community Center, Woodstock, Vt., vermontada.com

Nantucket Historical Association Antiques and Design Show

July 30–August 4

Browse the collections of some of the nation’s top antiques and art dealers at the annual Nantucket Antiques and Design Show. The event kicks off with a Designer Luncheon featuring Katie Ridder as keynote speaker, and lectures and parties are planned throughout the event. Luncheon July 30, 11:30 a.m., Great Harbor Yacht Club; opening night party July 31, 6:30 p.m.; show August 1–3, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and August 4, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Bartlett’s Farm, Nantucket, (508) 228-1894, nha.org for ticket information

Martha’s Vineyard Museum: Appraisal Day with Skinner

July 31

Have you ever wondered about the value of your prized family heirlooms? Let the experts from Skinner appraise them. Items may then be consigned for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the museum. Appraisal of one item $15; three items $45. Reservations required. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Morgan Learning Center at the Mayhew Schoolhouse, Edgartown, (508) 627-4441, x119, mvmuseum.org