October 2018 Events for the Design Minded

Text by Lynda Simonton

Boston Design Market
October 2–4
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, bostondesignmarket.com

Heading Home To Dinner
October 3–4
This design and dine event showcases tabletops and bar carts by designers and other creatives. The event kicks off on October 3 with a cocktail party at the Boston Innovation and Design Building, featuring New England Home’s announcement of the 2018 inductees into the New England Design Hall of Fame. On October 4, the tables and bar carts will be on display for public viewing followed by a festive evening dinner party and fundraising event. Proceeds support Heading Home, an agency that helps families
transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing. headinghometodinner.org

The Hang of It: A Design Symposium
October 4
Join the area’s top interior designers as they discuss their approach to finishing a room design and to incorporate art and mirrors into a project. Presented by Dering Hall and J. Pocker,   4:30 – 6:30, J. Pocker, Westport, CT, RSVP [email protected], jpocker.com

RISD Craft
October 6
Providence’s Benefit Street (between Waterman and Hopkins streets) 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, 401-277-4931, risdcraft.com

Lakes Region Parade of Homes
October 6–8
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. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $20 for all three days and eleven homes. 603-387-1817, lakesregionparadeofhomes.com

Taste & Tour of the Greenwich Design District
October 17
Last year’s inaugural Taste & Tour was such a success, it only makes sense to do it again! Explore the many stylish shops and showrooms of the Greenwich Design District located along Putnam Avenue. New launches, exclusive products, book signings, and giveaways will be highlighted at the various locations during this festive event. 4:30 p.m.–8 p.m., thegreenwichdesigndistrict.com

Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival
October 17–21
Enjoy four fabulous days of eating and drinking at this annual festival for wine and food enthusiasts that celebrates the rich tradition of fishing and farming on Martha’s Vineyard. Nationally renowned chefs will create dishes with local ingredients, and wine and spirit purveyors from around the globe will be on hand. See website for details and ticket packages, mvfoodandwine.com

Boston International Fine Art Show
October 18–21
The art world comes to Boston at this annual event, now in its 21st year.
An October 18 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

Tomorrow’s History Gala
October 19
Celebrate the town of Westport in style at the classically modern Design Within Reach, where guests
will be entertained by Westport’s own Warren Bloom and some of the best young rockers in Fairfield County from School of Rock. Open bar and catering by MCK Gourmet will satisfy even the most particular palates. And a curated silent and live auction will bring out the crowd’s competitive spirit—especially when Westport Auction’s Travis Worrell is working the crowd! All proceeds to benefit Westport Historical Society exhibits and educational programs. $125. 7 p.m.–10 p.m. Westport, westporthistory.org

PRISM Awards
October 25
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 homebuilding industry. 5:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. $195 BRAGB members and $225 nonmembers. Boston Marriott Longwharf, prism-awards.com

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