Seattle’s 12th annual Arts & Crafts event returns

SEATTLE – Seattle’s 12th Annual Bungalow Fair, which will include Arts & Crafts lectures, a show and sale of antiques, and contemporary furniture and decorative arts offerings will be held Sept. 26-27.

The event is co-sponsored by the publications Old House Journal, Old House Interiors, Arts & Crafts Homes and the Revival, Style 1900, and the Inn at Virginia Mason.

The Bungalow Fair

The 2009 Bungalow Fair is the premier event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and is Historic Seattle’s most attended yearly offering. Town Hall Seattle once again provides a the setting for a show and sale of antiques and new work by 50 of the nation’s leading designers and craftspeople in metal, tile, glass, textiles, ceramics, and lighting, antique dealers, architects and interior designers. The Fair is an opportunity to learn about early 20th century architecture and design and to ask questions and get answers from knowledgeable people in the field. It is also an opportunity for those who have been won over by Arts & Crafts period furniture and decoration to be visually stimulated and to think about ways in which to incorporate the many old and new offerings presented here into their homes.

Admission to the Bungalow Fair allows a discount of $2 off admission to the Museum of History & Industry to view the exhibit, The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest (through Jan. 18, 2010).

National Arts & Crafts Conference

This year, additional programs and events have been planned that are tied to the exhibition, The Arts & Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest at the Museum of History & Industry through Jan. 18, 2010. These include a national conference, Enduring Legacies: The Arts & Crafts Movement in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, organized by Initiatives in Art and Culture from Sept. 23-27.

Registration for the national conference includes a pass to the Arts & Crafts Movement exhibit, as well as admission to the Bungalow Fair and lectures.

Visit for information or request a program brochure from Historic Seattle.

Free Lecture: Houses & Spouses

Dan Cooper, author and president of Cooper’s Cottage Lace, LLC, will present Houses & Spouses: The Dark Side of Preservation, at 2 p.m. Sept. 27.

Those undertaking the restoration of an old house, especially with a spouse or partner, often fail to anticipate the emotional as well as financial tolls the pending tasks will take upon their relationship. Dan Cooper, in his light-hearted presentation Houses & Spouses: The Dark Side of Preservation, recounts his personal experiences restoring dozens of old houses over the past two decades and the impact that these projects have had on his relationships. (Note the plural and the past tense.) Dan shares his hard-won wisdom with such insights as “Never hang wallpaper with someone whom you share a bed” and “Nail-guns are not toys” amongst other poignant anecdotes.

The lecture lasts 45 minutes, whereupon the floor is opened for questions pertaining to preservation and restoration, while excluding advice dealing with relationships.

For more information on the Bungalow Fair, including other lectures and home tours, visit or call 206-622-6952.