If you’re thinking of towns rich with modern design, Richmond, Virginia might not be the first that comes to mind. While traditional architecture is likely what you picture, a local non-profit group has created a week-long event to showcase the town’s modern marvels.

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Photo courtesy of Modern Richmond The Midlothian home of Cheryl and Frank Angus, as featured for the 2018 event.

With 2017 marking the town’s inaugural event, Modern Richmond Week returns September 17th through 23. The event features lectures, tours and discussions that span modern design in both the private and public sector. Midcentury Modern hotels? Check. Modern townhouses and midcentury homes? Double check.

From Richmond Magazine:

“Our audience and following has been building, plus we’ve been seeing a plethora of modern new construction,” says Modern Richmond Vice Chair David Bass. “In a city that is perceived as traditional, the tour really showed there was a strong inventory and a great following for it.”

Despite this only being the event’s second appearance, Modern Richmond itself is far from new. The non-profit has been honoring the town’s modernist architecture for 10 years. In honor of this special anniversary, the group is putting together a coffee table book slated for release in spring 2019. According to Richmond Magazine, “a cocktail party to raise funds for this endeavor will be held at Page Bond Gallery on Friday, Sept. 21.”

Interested in attending ? Click here for the full schedule of events and ticket information.


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Photo courtesy of Modern Richmond