The Weekend Guide: July 20, 2012

National, Local & Online Sales and Events Calendar

As summer slowly sizzles along more and more retailers are discounting their goods for seasonal sales. From floor sample to moving sales, there's lots of design-centric discounting to be found in this week's sales list. Check it all out in the Weekend Guide, pass it on and send us your own sale or event.
Shown, clockwise from top left: Artless Sale at AllModern, Woonwinkel Summer Sale, Cite Summer Sale, Gus Modern Summer Upholstery Sale

NATIONAL & ONLINE

• Artless Sale at AllModern Save 20% on all Artless designs exclusively at AllModern.
Online
Through 7/23

• Shaker Style Summer Sale Check out Vermont Wood Studios' Shaker Style Summer Sale, with savings of 10% on one piece, 15% on two pieces and 20% on three or more pieces (plus free shipping).
Online
Through 7/24

• Twine Closing Sale Twine is closing! Everything is 30% off.
Online
Through 7/26

Marimekko Summer Sale at FinnStyle 150+ of your Marimekko favorites are on sale. Fabric, bedding, clothing, home accents, bags and more.
Online
Through 7/29

• Jayson Home Floor Model & More Sale This twice yearly sale offers as much as 50% off a large selection of sofa, chairs, tables, lighting, accessories vintage items and more. Get brand new back stock pieces at floor model prices.
Online
Through 7/30

• MoMA Design Store Sale Save up to 50% at this art, architecture and design book sale.
Online
Through 7/31

• AllModern Kartell Sale Save 20% on all Kartell products.
Online
Through 7/31

Fawn & Forest Nurseryworks Sale Nurseryworks Loom Nursery Bundle on sale at 50% off. The Bundle includes a Nurseryworks Loom Crib, 3 Wide Dresser, crib mattress & changing pad.
Online
Through 7/31

• Alessi's 'It's a Steel' Promotion Alessi is offering a special promotion of 20% off select stainless steel products.
Online
Through 7/31

• Baker Furniture Curtain Call Floor Sample Sale Save 60% or more on select floor models, with additional savings throughout the sale.
In stores
Through 7/31

• My Urban Child's Semi-Annual Nursery and Toddler Room Set Sale At My Urban Child's Semi Annual Sale, save 10%-20% off all toddler bedroom and nursery furniture Sets.
Online
Through 8/5

• Gus Modern Summer Upholstery Sale Gus Modern is offering 20% off sectionals, sofas, chairs and ottomans. All upholstered seating is manufactured with 100% FSC-Certified wood, in support of responsible forest management.
Online
Through 8/19

• Pillowsforhope.com Summer Sale Super savings on entire outdoor pillow collection plus more discounts on trendy modern and ikat styles.
Online
Through 8/30

• Home Remedy Summer Sale The annual Home Remedy Summer Sale event includes home accessories from Kahler, Aid to Artisans, Jonathan Adler and more marked down from 30% to 75% off.
Online
Though 9/3

• Greentea Design's Summer Sale Everything is on sale. Save up to 30% on collections and up to 60% in the outlet section.
Online
Through 9/4


BEREA, KENTUCKY

Berea Festival of Learnshops Get some real DIY skills at the Kentucky Arts & Craft Capital in Berea, Kentucky. After all, art is not a spectator sport. Learn to blow glass into ornaments, fold metal into one-of-a-kind jewelry, make a peyote stitch, carve a wooden bowl, learn to play the claw hammer or dulcimer and all in a weekend. In between classes, go for a hike at the Indian Fort Theatre or the Pinnacles, just minutes outside the City of Berea.
Berea Festival of Learnshops | 3 Artist Circle, Berea, Kentucky 40403
Through 7/29


BOSTON

The Davis Flea An open-air market featuring vendors of vintage, antique, repurposed wares and produce all situated in the heart of Davis Square.
The Davis Flea | 52 Holland Street, Somerville, Massachusetts 02144
Every Sunday through 10/28


CHICAGO

• Underdogs at Black Cloud Gallery For centuries, people have looked at art from the same side without wondering what is on the back of the canvas. Without being allowed to touch the art, many people will never have the chance to see for themselves...until now. This month The Black Cloud Gallery in Pilsen is giving people an up-close-and-personal look behind the art, while proudly welcoming artist Eric Stefanski to exhibit his original Underdogs series.
Black Cloud Gallery | 1909 South Halsted, Chicago, Illinois 60608
Exhibit: Through 7/31

• Jayson Home Floor Model & More Sale This twice yearly sale offers as much as 50% off a large selection of sofa, chairs, tables, lighting, accessories vintage items and more. Get brand new back stock pieces at floor model prices.
Jayson Home | 1885 North Clybourn, Chicago, Illinois 60614
Through 7/30

• WPA Chicago Alessi Sale During the entire month of July all Alessi collection products at WPA Chicago are 20% off.
WPA | 314 West Superior Street, Suite 110, Chicago, Illinois 60654
Through 7/31

Metrospective: Three Decades of Music Through Art Fans of graphic design and music will want to check out this retrospective. In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, Metro has partnered with the Chicago Loop Alliance as a featured gallery of the Pop-Up Art Loop summer series. The folks at Metro have opened the vault of posters, photos and archival treasures spanning the last 30 years.
Inland Steel Building | 77 South Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602
Through 8/3

Objects in Space An exhibit of furniture designers in Chicago, where a living room and dining room are staged with all furniture, accessories and artwork produced in Chicago.
Eve Fineman Furniture & Accessories | 1530 W. Superior, Chicago, Illinois 60642
Through 8/3

• Karl Wirsum Eyeballs the Intuit Collection Curator Karl Wirsum has "eyeballed" Intuit's Permanent Collection to create an exhibition of his favorites. As a member of the Chicago Imagists group Hairy Who, he was instrumental in setting the tone for Chicago's art scene in the 1960s. As an artist, Wirsum has developed a style that combines vivid graphic imagery with a sense of humor, a style that is mirrored in his selections for this exhibition. Karl Wirsum Eyeballs the Intuit Collection celebrates those artists who create work that expand the imagination.
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive & Outsider Art | 756 North Milwaukee Avenue,
Chicago, Illinois 60642
Opening Reception: 7/13: 5pm - 8pm
Exhibit: Through 9/1

• Kenneth Ludwig Home Furnishings Moving Sale Kenneth Ludwig Home Furnishings is moving to Suite 1445 at The Merchandise Mart this Fall and is hosting a moving sale with deals on furniture, lighting, accessories and more. Enjoy up to 75% off contemporary and transitional offerings.
Kenneth Ludwig Home Furnishings | 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1510, Chicago, Illinois 60654
Through 9/3

Vintage Garage Chicago With space for at least 100 dealers, Vintage Garage Chicago is the city's newest venue for buying and selling vintage and antique merchandise.
Vintage Garage Chicago | 5051 North Broadway, Chicago, Illinois 60640
8/19: 9am - 4pm
9/16: 9am - 4pm
10/21: 9am - 4pm


LOS ANGELES

Layered Works Opening Reception New art exhibition Layered Works is opening at Artspace Warehouse. The artists' works on display in this nicely balanced, cohesive exhibition embrace the layering of images and materials in artworks. The exhibition focuses on the complexity and synthesis of layered works by artists Hilary Bond, Kati Elm, Paul Kirley and Raul de la Torre.
Artspace Warehouse | 7354 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90036
Through 7/31

• Duke & Duke Gallery Featuring Nancy Lorenz Duke & Duke presents the solo exhibition of artist Nancy Lorenz, a presentation of screens, paintings, and designs. Nancy Lorenz is known for her artisan creations which are influenced by Eastern art and translated abstract expressionism. Her use of rich materials and refined compositions create a harmonious balance.
Duke & Duke Gallery | 8527 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, California 90069
Through 9/21


NEW YORK

The Summer Flea at BAC The Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews presents "The 2012 Summer Flea at BAC" at the Brooklyn Arts Center. By popular demand, "The 2012 Summer Flea at BAC" continues as a two-day event that promises to be bigger and better, with twice the vendors, twice the array of vintage treasures--from antique furniture and chic clothing, to one-of-a-kind jewelry, glass, and tableware--and twice the fun, including one of Wilmington's fabulous food trucks feeding the crowd and the BAC cash bar serving liquid refreshments.
Brooklyn Arts Center | 516 North 4th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11211
7/20: 3pm - 9pm
7/21: 10am - 6pm

• LOOC Art Pop-Up Gallery LOOC ART, a new art venture, announces its first exhibition, which features six New York-based contemporary painters, sculptors and mixed media artists. The pop-up gallery will feature works from Angie Drakopoulos, Caio Fonseca, Ann Marie Heal, Daniel Hill, Elizabeth Schoettle and Tomas Vu.
LOOC Art Pop-Up Gallery | 85 Jobs Lane, Southampton, New York 11968
Through 7/28

• Design Spree Summer Clearance Event 30-75% off everything in store. Unique and eclectic home furnishings from premium manufacturers like Theodore Alexander, Henredon, Century, Maitland-Smith, and more! 60,000 square foot warehouses with all inventory on the floor, available to take home immediately.
Design Spree | 29 West Essex Street, Maywood, New Jersey 07607
Design Spree | 4 Litho Road, Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648
Through 7/29

• New Work by Cecile Brunswick at Art Southampton Check out Cecile Brunswick's newest colorful paintings, being featured by Dorian Grey Gallery at Art Southampton. The show also features a carefully selected group of 50 leading international art galleries, with a strong focus on primary artists and select secondary market works.
Art Southampton | 605 County Road 39 , Southampton, New York 11968
7/26 - 7/30

• Kartell Semi Annual Sale Kartell is preparing for their upcoming semi-annual sale, scheduled to take place throughout the month of July. All Kartell designs storewide will be discounted 20%, including favorites such as the Louis Ghost chair by Philippe Starck, the Audrey chair by Piero Lissoni, Moschino BowWow ballet flats and more.
Kartell Soho | 39 Greene Street, New York, New York 10013
Through 7/31

20th Century American Art Glass A special selling exhibition featuring the historically important and sumptuously colored mid-century blown glass decorative objects produced by the Blenko Glass Company. Encompassing the work of designers Winslow Anderson (1947-53), Wayne Husted (1953-63), Joel Philip Myers (1964-71) and John Nickerson (1971-74).
Cassina SoHo | 151 Wooster Street, New York, New York 10012
Through 8/1

• Cite Summer Sale Cite is having a sale with 30% to 70% off the entire store including furniture, accents and lighting..
Cite | 131 Greene Street, New York, New York 10012
Through 8/12

• Going Green II at Crossing Art Gallery Going Green II is an annual exhibition that supports not only an eco-friendly environment but raises issues about the current trends and future fate of urban landscapes.
Crossing Art Queens | 136-17 39th Avenue, Flushing, New York 11354
Through 8/14

• Tide Study at Charles Bank Gallery Charles Bank Gallery is pleased to present Tide Study, a new photography exhibition by Ryan James MacFarland. In MacFarland's newest body of work, the artist shows a concern for the seemingly intangible and transitory qualities of landscape.Through these photographs, MacFarland has attempted to interpret and reconcile his own experiences of nature and, consequently, of life.
Charles Bank Gallery | 196 Bowery, New York, New York 10012
Exhibit: Through 8/19

• The Age of Innocence: Prisoner Escapist Photos "The Age of Innocence: Prisoner Escapist Photos," as collected and documented by artist Dave Adler is on view at The Clocktower Gallery. The exhibition consists of 16 photographs of prisoners, by prisoners, using prisoner painted backdrops that feature fantasy scenes of life outside prisons.
The Clocktower Gallery | 108 Leonard Street, 13th floor, New York, New York 10013
Through 8/31

• Pedini NY Showroom Display Sale Shop the Pedini annual Kitchen Display Sale and save up to 50% on high quality Italian designer, award winning contemporary kitchen cabinetry.
Pedini | 40 Lispenard Street, New York, New York 10013
Through 9/3


PHILADELPHIA

NoLibs Christmas in July NoLibs Friday presents Northern Liberties 1st Annual Christmas in July, taking place at shops and restaurants of
Northern Liberties and featuring sales up to 75% off.
Northern Liberties Neighborhood | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
7/22 - 7/29


PORTLAND

• Summer Sale at Woonwinkel Woonwinkel is making room for new work by their favorite designers! Take up to 50% off floor models, home accessories, and gifts.
Woonwinkel | 935 SW Washington Street, Portland, Oregon 97205
Through 8/31


SAN FRANCISCO

Wheatpaste Art Collective at D-Structure Together with D-Structure, Wheatpaste Art Collective will present a collection of stickable posters and canvas wall art.
D-Structure | 520 Haight Street, San Francisco, California 94117
Through 8/6

• Akio Nukaga at New Heath Ceramics Showroom & Gallery After his 2009 and 2011 quickly sold-out exhibitions at Heath Ceramics Los Angeles, Japanese master potter Akio Nukaga returns to Heath, only this time in San Francisco. "Very New Work" marks the first show and celebration of the new Heath showroom and gallery in the city's Northeast Mission neighborhood.
Heath Ceramics | 550 Florida Street, San Francisco 94110
Opening Reception: 7/14: 5pm - 9pm
Exhibit: Through 9/5


WASHINGTON DC

Architecture 101 Architecture 101 explores significant periods in architectural history, serving as a refresher course for the professional or student or providing the novice with a chance to learn more about the world of architecture. The lectures explore the physical characteristics of each movement and how each reflects the culture, politics, and technical innovations of its time.
National Building Museum | 401 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
7/21: Arts & Crafts
7/28: Mid-Century Modern

Washington Design Center Dream Home The Washington Design Center is throwing open the doors to the 2012 DreamHome themed Design Craft. Celebrating the next generation of design in Washington, D.C., eight emerging interior designers have been selected to create rooms inspired by the works featured in the exhibition "40 Under 40: Craft Futures," opening this summer at the Renwick Gallery.
Washington Design Center | 300 D Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
Through 11/30


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Images: Clockwise from top left: Artless Sale at AllModern, Woonwinkel Summer Sale, Cite Summer Sale, Gus Modern Summer Upholstery Sale

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