S arasota Mod Weekend, presented by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation ( SAF) is a mid-century modern architecture festival celebrating the legacy of the Sarasota School of Architecture. In 2019 the theme of the sixth annual festival was “Sarasota in the Sixties,” and focused on the next generation of Sarasota School architects — Frank Folsom Smith, Carl Abbott, Joe Farrell, Tim Seibert and Jack West — and their designs after the first wave of architects in the 1950s.
It was an incredible opportunity to work directly with Gaston Productions and SAF -Sarasota Architectural Foundation as they orchestrated this sensational three day event. The 6th Annual Sarasota MOD Weekend was definitely one for the books. The opening night kicked off with a meet & greet cocktail party at The Modern, an ultra hip downtown hotel. On the first evening guests at MOD Weekend enjoyed party food catered poolside and listened to the sounds of a local Beach Boys Tribute Band. The party-goers jumped into the photo booth and checked out retro groovy clothing on sale with “Canned Ham” Sarasota’s deluxe vintage shop and of course there was plenty of time just sipping cocktails & lounging poolside with beautiful girls in Go Go outfits. It was a memorable start to a fun weekend loaded with Art Exhibits, Swanky House Tours, Educational Lectures, Siesta Key Trolley Tours, Kayak Waterfront Tours, Fashion Shows, Live Music, Sunset Cocktails and more.