Monday, August 16, 2010

Upcoming Rose Park Trade Fair 2010 - SAVE THE DATE!


Event is primary source of construction/decorative resources for homeowners in historic districts

Flip no more. Home restoration is the new sustainable lifestyle. In its third year, the Restoration Trade Fair event will bring together city personnel knowledgeable in the certificate of appropriateness, specialty contractors and vendors and experts on historic district lifestyle issues.

A block away at The Art Theatre, a 1920s restored historical venue, will be screening Visual Acoustics, a film about mid-century architectural photographer Julius Shulman, directed by Eric Bricker, and narrated by Dustin Hoffman. The event is produced in conjunction with Long Beach/South Bay Chapter of American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Between these two venues is the preserved retail neighborhood of 4th St. known locally as ‘Retro Row’, Long Beach’s independent shopping & dining district.

For two subsequent years, the RTF has reached approximately 700+ homeowners living in historic districts in and around the Long Beach area, and expectations will no doubt exceed what’s been done in past years.

Over 70 specialty vendors and exhibitors, all knowledgeable in historic guidelines, as well as numerous heritage and historic associations, will add color and character to the day. The Garden of the Mind, a project of The Luther Burbank School, will host a making of a community mosaic, inspired by Burbank’s horticultural work that will be placed at the school.

The event is a fundraiser for the Rose Park Neighborhood Association (RPNA), a 501c non-profit organization. Funds will be used for education and participation in RPNA restoration activities. The event is Free to RPNA members and children under 18; $5 for all others. There is no on-site parking.

As it has in previous years, Benjamin Moore Paints, UPS and several local realty specialists, Cottages and Bungalows magazine, Jeannette Architects, Inc. and Suja Lowenthal, Vice Mayor of Long Beach will be sponsors and contributors of the fundraising event.

“These types of events collectively keep preservation efforts in the public eye. It's been a long time since we've had a fair like this to present residents of our historic districts and precious old homes and buildings the resources and contacts they need to do the types of renovations we ask of them. So thank you all for your efforts.” John Royce, President, California Heights Neighborhood Association

For more information on this event as well as local restoration resources and specialists, and upcoming news and events go to:

Once again, Good Home Construction will have a booth at this event.  Stop by and say hello, and see some of the work we've done!

Good Home Construction, CA Lic. #852240 333 El Camino Real, #101, Tustin, CA 92780 714-743-5053

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