What if there was a place where Midcentury Modern enthusiasts could come together to share their love for all things mid mod? Enter the Denver Modernism Show.

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Photography courtesy of Atom Stevens Lynwood is one of several historic mid mod neighborhoods in the Denver area. Builder H.B. Wolff & Company and architecture firm Gratts & Warner developed this uniquely planned community in 1956. Designs included single-level and tri-level ranch homes in 12 different models. This house exhibits the 600-3 Plan A, which features three bedrooms, two baths, a wood-burning fireplace, a private sectioned-off outside patio, and mahogany panels throughout the structure.

Since 2006, over 3,000 fans of midcentury design and retro culture have attended this annual event—with each show being bigger and better than the last. Whether it’s the Denver Modernism Trailer Park, the Motorama Car Show or the Miss Modernism pageant, there’s always a reason to come back.

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Photography Courtesy of Atom Stevens Krisana Park is one of several neighborhoods that will provide house tours during Denver Modernism Week. It was the first neighborhood in the Denver area to have the “Conversation Overlay” designation from the city, which establishes limits on home height, size, roof pitch, and more in order to preserve the unique character of the neighborhood’s homes. A wide roof overhang, post and beam construction, and Philippine Mahogany interior paneling are some basic design elements that belong to this “3-D Contemporary” model.

Introducing, Denver Modernism Week

This year, the Denver Modernism Show has introduced a new addition: Denver Modernism Week. Real estate broker and Denver’s Midcentury Modern expert, Adrian Kinney, principally sponsors the show. He also is the co-organizer of the weeklong event along with Atom Stevens.

“We intentionally scheduled the event to coincide with the long-running Denver Modernism Show to build upon the event’s original mission and audience and to add a great deal more content that people have been looking for,” Atom explains.

So, What is Denver Modernism Week?

Similar to Palm Springs’ Modernism Week, the event’s purpose and mission is to “educate and celebrate modernist architecture that we have here in Denver,” Adrian explains. Co-founder and organizer of the event, Adrian Kinney has extensive expertise in mid mod real estate and interior design. “It is truly a passion for me, and that passion has translated to my crusade to educate the Denver Metro area about what modernism is,” Adrian says.

The weeklong event features:

  • Lecture series on mid mod landmarks
  • Historic home and building talks
  • Open house style home tours in several midcentury Denver neighborhoods such as Cliff May, Lynwood, Krisana Park, and Arapahoe Acres
  • Talks and panel discussions with designers, real estate professionals, and architects
  • Film screenings featuring the area’s architecture
  • Exhibits about mid mod architecture and design

 

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Photography Courtesy of Denver Modernism Show An exhibit for all things mid mod, the Denver Modernism Show provides artists, vendors, and other distinguished individuals in the Midcentury Modern community a place to share their designs,

 

Mark Your Calendar!

The first ever Denver Modernism Week takes place from August 19th to August 26th throughout the Denver metropolitan area.

“Ultimately, our goal is to build awareness of this unique and inspired period of architecture and design to encourage preservation of the Denver area’s existing structures and neighborhoods, and influence a revival of the values of good human-centric architecture and design that makes mid-century modernism so special,” Atom explains.

Interested in attending? Click here for tickets!

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Photography Courtesy of Denver Modernism Show A staple of the Denver Modernism Show since 2008, the Motorama Car Show offers trophies and prizes to winners of 10 different vehicle classes including best 1950s vehicle, best foreign vehicle, best muscle car, best truck, and best of show.