Tiki Time in Denver – Moderism show August 24, 25, 26

2012 Denver Modernism Show!

Aug. 24-25-26, 2012

National Western Complex Expo Hall – Main Level

Exit I-70 on Brighton Blvd (just east of I-25)

Over 50,000 sq ft – This show is HUGE!

Dozens of Vendors from Around the Nation

Selling a wide variety of vintage and contemporary


Furniture – art – lighting – glass – pottery – ceramics – housewares – accessories – art deco – retro – danish modern – fab 50s – mod 60s – plastic 70s – tiki – kitsch – chrome – bakelite – teak – Eames – panton – Nelson – Knoll – Wegner – Herman Miller – Russel Wright – vintage designer clothing – textiles – handbags –  jewelry – electronics – radios – stereos – barware – and so much more!!!


Watch our great 2-minute promo video shot at the 2010 show by ZeroSun Productions!



Tiki Lounge – Art Gallery – Sunday Car Show 

Live Bands – Entertainment – Lectures – Special Displays – Home Tours

Nationally Known Guests – and More!


Special Guest: Artist SHAG ( Josh Agle )

                 -Attending all 3 days with a gallery of prints and originals for sale!

                 – Presenting Slide Shows on Friday and Sunday!


Susan Saarinen, Celia Bertoia and Carla (Eames) Hartman  – Special Daughters of Design Event!

Charles Phoenix, the King of Retro!  Slide Show, Pageant Hose and more! All three Days!

Pop Culture legend Boyd Rice  presents “Blast Off: Religious Architecture of the Space Age!”

Live Music by The Cruisin’ Cats, The Sonic Archers and The Modniks!

(Guests left to right):  Ms. Retro Alisa Reynolds, SHAG, Celia Bertoia, Carla Hartman, Susan Saarinen, Charles Phoenix, Boyd Rice

Show Hours:

Note Changes! Longer Preview Party on Friday, and Later Hours on Sunday!


Friday 6-10pm (Longer Hours!)

New – All Friday tickets include Weekend Pass!

Preview Party   ::   Admission: $20

Includes Weekend Pass — live music — hula girls — SHAG Slide Show — cash bar — Miss Modernism Pageant!

VIP Package  ::  Admission: $45

 Get in two hours early – at 4pm! – Free Drinks!  – Guest Meet & Greet Friday! FULL WEEKEND PASS! – Reserved Seating at events all weekend!

Be the FIRST to shop the show!

Saturday 10am – 6pm  ::  Admission: $8

Includes Daughters of Design, Modniks, Fashion Show with Ms. Retro,

Boyd Rice on Religious Architecture in the Space Age, Fashion Show and more!

Kids under 12: FREE!

Sunday 11am – 4pm  ::  Admission $8

Includes CAR SHOW   ::   Hosted by the Sunday Afternoon Car Klub!

SHAG Slideshow, Charles Phoenix Retro Slide Show and more!

Kids under 12: FREE!


Don’t miss the world-famous Miss Modernism Pageant! Friday night at 7pm!  Pictured here: Gracie Stean, Miss Modernism 2011-2012; and Jaime Askvig, Miss Modernism 2010-2011. See our Miss Modernism page for details on how to enter – and win a $500 shopping spree at the show – AND – a free trip to Palm Springs Modernism week!


Celia Bertoia, Carla ( Eames) Hartman and Susan Saarinen take the stage Saturday at 2pm for


They’ll compare chairs and childhoods in this special presentation! Don’t dare miss it!



10 x 10 Booth: $250
10 x 20 booth: $475
More options available: See the Exhibitor’s page for details and to register.



Directions and Parking
National Western Complex Expo Hall
4655 Humboldt St. (on north side of I-70)

Exit I-70 at Brighton Blvd, follow signs to Coliseum, pass Coliseum, go under I-70 and you’re THERE.
Option B: Broadway headed north becomes Brighton Blvd., follow it to the Coliseum, turn at the Coliseum, go under I-70 and you’re THERE.


Show Partners for 2012:   

Kirkland Museum

River North Art District (RiNo)

Modernism Magazine

Mod Livin’

Modern in Denver magazine

Sunday Afternoon Car Klub

Harvey Park Modern

David B. Smith Gallery

Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe



Email dana.cain@att.net and put MODERNISM LIST in the headline! 
Let me know if you want onto the regular list or the vendor list! You’ll get the scoop on next year’s show, too!

  Thanks to Bill Lujan of mod-pod, Ken Hamel and Jeff Ball for some of the great photos on the site!


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