For your fall dose of design-centric events in the Boston area, check out these BDG-approved art and antique shows, wine and food festivals, and more.
DesignWeekRI—September 16-27, 2015
DesignWeekRI showcases the innovative and economic impact of design practices across the state. Join creatives, business owners, students, non-profits, entrepreneurs and more as they converge in downtown Providence to celebrate fine design.
10th Annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival—September 25-27
Enjoy food and wines from all over the world in Newport’s famous and historic mansions. This year, Martha Stewart and Jacques Pepin will be giving talks. There will also be a collectible-wine dinner, cooking demonstrations, and more.
Where: The Elms, Rosecliff, and Marble House, Newport RI
Golden Ball Tavern Museum Antiques Show—September 26, 2015
Browse the findings from a hundred premier antiques dealers on the Golden Ball Tavern Museum’s grounds. Enjoy vintage furniture and decorative items for sale in the barn at low prices. Don’t miss the preview party the Friday before the show—you will be treated to cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and early access to some of the items for sale.
All proceeds from this event go toward the Golden Ball Tavern, a museum and resource for schools and students of the history of architecture and art.
When: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Early admission $25, Regular $7
Where: Golden Ball Tavern, Weston
Axelle Fine Arts Galerie Boston – Philippe Charles Jacquet—October 1-22, 2015
Axelle Fine Arts Galerie Boston is excited to reveal a selection of works by the French painter Philippe Charles Jacquet. This artist is renowned for his beautiful depictions of twilight worlds, simple stone houses, vast seascapes and rolling fields. A perfect artist for the month of October, as we herald in changing weather and enjoy the beauty and mystery of the natural world.
Where: Axelle Fine Arts Galerie Boston, 173 Newbury
Boston Design Market – October 8-9, 2015
Head to the Boston Design Center for their annual Design Market, featuring product launches, panel discussions, open houses, workshops, trunk shows, pop-up bookshops, and more. Takes places in showrooms throughout the Innovation and Design Building.
Where: Innovation and Design Center. Check www.bostondesign.com for a full events guide.
Lakes Region Parade of Homes—October 10-12, 2015
This New Hampshire open-house event showcases the best builders, developers, tradesmen and remodelers in the lakes region. Meet other design professionals and get ideas for your own home!
$10 for all three days, www.lakesregionbuilders.com
Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival: A Celebration of Sea, Farm & Vine—October 15-18
The MV Food & Wine Festival is the perfect excuse to make a fall trip out to Edgartown. Celebrate the tradition of fishing and farming on Martha’s Vineyard, and enjoy dishes created by renowned chefs with local ingredients.
Boston Fine Art Show—October 22-25, 2015
Enjoy premier fine artworks, guest speakers, panel discussions, and dealer booth talks at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts.
Gala Preview October 22 5:30 pm, Friday 1 pm-8 pm, Saturday 11 am-8 pm, Sunday 11 am-5 pm. $15, www.fineartboston.com