MOD Parties

Friday, November 11, 2016
Opening MOD PartyVictor Lundy's Blue Pagoda
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Blue Pagoda
701. N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236
$25
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Kick off this year’s MOD weekend at one of Victor Lundy’s most visible and iconic Sarasota buildings — the Blue Pagoda Building. Greet friends and friends-to-be, sip a cool libation and enjoy lite bites as Sarasota celebrates the creativity of one of its most important and respected midcentury architects. 

City officials will welcome guests and issue the official “Victor Lundy Week” proclamation, acknowledging the significant impact of Lundy’s work in Sarasota and beyond.

Visit the special art exhibition at the near by Art Center of Lundy’s extraordinary, vivid paintings and drawings, including those of Europe during World War II. The exhibit will be on display throughout MOD weekend.

Sponsored by
Lisa Russo, Baird Private Wealth Management



Friday, November 11, 2016popup Party at the Aloft Hotel

Popup Party at the Aloft Hotel
8:00 to 10:00 pm
1401 Ringling Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34236
$20
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Tap into Sarasota’s vibrant social scene at the late-night place to be! Meet and mingle with fellow MODistas at Sarasota’s newest upscale, urban-inspired hotel. With music and lite bites. Your first drink is on the house – cash bar after that.

The Aloft’s spacious open-air interior courtyard boasts a tech-savvy design that will project cool MOD images on its walls. So come, mix in, hang out and share the high spirits!

Sponsored by Howard Davis, Latitude 27


Saturday, November 12, 2016Umbrella House
Umbrella House Dinner Party
7:00 to 9:30 pm
1300 Westway Drive
Sarasota, FL 34236
$750.00
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Sip a cool cocktail, nibble on passed hors d’oeuvres and stroll poolside beneath the perfectly reconstructed “umbrella” canopy that caused Paul Rudolph’s inspiration to be proclaimed a masterpiece in 1953. Talk Lundy, Rudolph and West with fellow MOD-istas as the sun sets and live music fills the air. Then prepare yourself for a culinary indulgence as you enjoy a seated dinner under the stars featuring chef Jeremy Chambers’ inspired offerings. Afterward, the possibilities are endless.

This stunning setting is limited to an intimate gathering of 40 guests.

The Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) has chosen Umbrella House to be the site of one of its significant 2016 fundraising events. As a not-for-profit, all-volunteer organization, SAF relies on donations from its members and the general public in order to fund its broad spectrum of programming — films, lectures, house tours — which take place during the year. $600 of the dinner ticket price constitutes a tax-deductible contribution to SAF to the extent allowable by law. A letter stating this specific amount will be provided to each attendee.

The Umbrella House received the 2016 Florida Trust Outstanding Award, 2016 Florida AIA Honor Award and the 2016 Florida Gulf Coast Chapter AIA Honor Award and is considered the most important midcentury structure in Sarasota. 

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Saturday, November 12, 2016popup Party at the Aloft Hotel
Popup Party at the Aloft Hotel
8:00 to 10:00 pm
1401 Ringling Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34236
$20
Aloft Hotel Popup Party Tickets Online

Tap into Sarasota’s vibrant social scene at the late-night place to be! Meet and mingle with fellow MODistas at Sarasota’s newest upscale, urban-inspired hotel. With music and lite bites. Your first drink is on the house – cash bar after that.

The Aloft’s spacious open-air interior courtyard boasts a tech-savvy design that will project cool MOD images on its walls. So come, mix in, hang out and share the high spirits!

Sponsored by Howard Davis, Latitude 27


Sunday, November 13, 2016Walker Guest House Replica
Sunday Brunch at the Replica
10:00 am to 12:00 Noon
SAF’s Walker Guest House Replica
The Ringling Museum grounds
5401 Bayshore Drive
Sarasota, FL 34243
$35
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Start your Sunday morning off right with an open air brunch at SAF’s Walker Guest House Replica, currently on display at the beautiful grounds of The Ringling Museum. The breakfast buffet — catered by The Muse, one of Sarasota’s most highly regarded dining experiences — will offer a delicious selection of mid-morning temptations served under shade trees at the Replica’s site. Grab a cup of coffee, enjoy a pastry and then tour the Walker Guest House Replica. SAF docents will be on hand to tell you about the house and answer your questions.

The original guest house was designed by Paul Rudolph for the Walker family and built on Sanibel Island in 1952. Rudolph experts Christopher Domin and Joe King, co-authors of “Paul Rudolph: The Florida Houses,” will be on site to give an informal talk about this iconic structure and its celebrated architect. The Replica’s sustainable design and small footprint of 576 square feet pre-dates today’s “tiny house” craze by more than 60 years! Don’t miss this chance for an “up close and personal” experience of Rudolph’s favorite Florida house.

Sponsored by The Ringling


Sunday, November 13, 2016Closing MOD Party
Closing MOD Party on the Bayou

6:00 to 8:30 pm
Chapell/Lifeso House
150 Morningside Drive
Sarasota, FL 34236
$75.00
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One of Sarasota’s most important modern homes is the scene of MOD’s closing party. The Chapell / Lifeso House, designed in 2000 by architect Don Chapell, was conceived as an medieval Italian hill-town and contains 12 different volumes and 17 different roof levels as well as many vibrant shades of color.

Join us for a tour of this stunning home and enjoy champagne, cocktails, bountiful hors d’oeuvres and live music for a memorable MOD evening overlooking the sparkling Pansy Bayou in Lido Shores. Catering by Innovative Dining, Chefs Jeremy Chambers and Danny Gibbons.