October Calendar for the Design Minded, part 1

By Lynda Simonton

Philip Johnson Glass House

Philip Johnson Glass House

Photograph by Robin Hill

Tying the Knot with Dover Rug & Home

October 1

Mahmud and Hasan Jafri of Dover Rug & Home will be joined by Boston-based interior designer Eric Haydel to discuss the creative process behind designing a custom rug. This event is part of ArtWeek Boston. 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Dover Rug Showroom, Boston, (617) 266-3600, doverrug.com

The Artist in the Connecticut Landscape

October 2, 2015–January 31, 2016

The influence of Connecticut artists on the history of landscape painting in the United States is explored in this exhibit at the Florence Griswold Museum. The exhibit will display works from the museum as well as ten partner institutions. Lyme, (860) 434-5542, flogris.org

Dazzling Dahlias Show

October 3 – 4

Love to garden? Visit the dahlia show hosted by The Greenwich Dahlia Society at the Greenwich Garden Center to learn more about cultivating these exuberant blooms. . Saturday, October 3, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., October 4, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Greenwich, Connecticut, (203) 869-9242, gectreenwich.org

New Hampshire Furniture Masters Gala and Auction

October 4

The annual gala celebrating and supporting the NH furniture masters. People can visit the event prior to the gala to view handcrafted furnishings and participate in a silent auction from 12p.m – 5 p.m. The gala dinner will begin at 5:30 and is $50 per person. Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, (603) 566-6368, furnituremasters.org

Glass House Presents: Modernism Illuminated

October 8

The lecture will explore the evolution of lighting design at the historic Glass House in New Cannan. Speakers include Alice Friedman, Professor of Art and Architecture, Wellesley College; Sandy Isenstadt, Professor of Art History, University of Delaware; and Margaret Maile Petty, Head of the School of Design, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. New Canaan, Connecticut, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., 203-594-9884, theglasshouse.org

Boston Design Market

October 8–9

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 book shops, and more. It’s a great opportunity to learn what’s new and connect with others in the design community. Visit bostondesign.com for a full event schedule.

Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s 8th Annual Gala

October 10

This elegant dinner gala draws more than 300 people to the Provincetown Town Hall to honor a distinguished supporter of Provincetown arts and renowned artists for lifetime achievement. Proceeds help underwrite the museum’s exhibitions. See website for details. Provincetown, (508) 487-1750, paam.org

RISD Alumni & Student Art Show

October 10

Providence’s Benefit Street 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., (401) 277-4931, risdalumnisales.com

Lakes Region Parade of Homes

October 10–12

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. Proceeds from the event benefit Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction, $10 for all three days and all homes, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., (603) 387-1817, lakesregionbuilders.com

Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival: A Celebration of Sea, Farm & Vine

October 15–18

The picturesque village of Edgartown provides the backdrop for this event for wine and food enthusiasts. The four-day festival 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, mvfoodandwine.com

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