EVENTS
The Design Your Life Festival is both a cultural and a commercial event. The program ranges from major international exhibitions to trade events, to installations, to talks and seminars, from product launches to receptions, private views and parties. The majority of events are free of charge - enabling visitors to participate, listen, learn, commission and make purchases.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Opening Night sponsored by MetroGreenscape and Hosted by NARI Charlotte at Byron’s, The Design Center
Cocktail Hour 5:30pm - 6:30pm Dinner - 6:30 pm
Email for information: director@naricharlotte.com
Concurrent events include:
Friday, April 29, 2011
Breakfast at The Royal Wedding, Big Ben British Restaurant & Pub, Atherton Mill, a gathering spot, Beginning at 5am

The Bold Look of Kohler, Ferguson Kitchen, Bath & Lighting Gallery, 9am - 5pm

NARI Remodeling Show at Atherton Mill, 10am-8pm (View video)
Designer Consulations hosted by Lowe's during NARI Remodeling Show

Social Media Summit, The Courtyard at The Design Center, featuring Jeff Elder (Social Media Manager, Lowe’s Home Improvement), Tameka Green (Diversity Generalist, Compass Group North America), Chris Harrington (Technology Director, Luquire George Andrews), Adam Q. Holden-Bache (CEO/Managing Director, Mass Transmit) 10am - 11am

Answer Me Dr Z, Universal Build, Universal Happiness, The Design Center, 11am - 12 noon

2nd Annual Design Center of the Carolinas Highest Design Art Contest, DCC Water Tower, 1:30 pm

Come Design Dinner, Dining by Design, The Atrium at DCC, 2pm - 3pm

The Long Table, The Atrium, workshop, discussion, design and educational forums, 10am - 11am

Reconstruction Living Lecture, The Design Center, conducted by celebrated architect Harry Schrader, discussion of the Contributing Structure - utilization of architecture, infrastructure and landscape, 1pm - 2pm

Let’s Talk About Color, Atherton Mill, Painting panel, 5pm - 6pm

Saturday, April 30, 2011
Eat the Seasons, The Market at Atherton Mill, 9 am - 10 am

NARI Remodeling Show at Atherton Mill, 10am - 8pm (View video)

Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Seminar by Case Remodeling at Ferguson Bath Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, 10am - 11:30am, Seating Limited, email logan@casecharlotte.com

The Bold Look of Kohler, Ferguson Kitchen Bath & Lighting Gallery, 10am - 5pm

The Long Table, The Atrium at The Design Center - workshop, discussion, design and educational forums 10am - 11am

Let’s Talk About Color, Atherton Mill, Painting panel, 10am - 10:30am

Ask John & Dave, Atherton Mill, home improvement solutions, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Ugliest Chair Contest, Water Tower at The Design Center, 1pm - 2pm

Storage Design, Allison Browning, A Simply Organized Life - Ideas To Get Organized, Atherton Mill, 2pm - 3pm

Let’s Talk About Color, Atherton Mill, Painting panel, 3pm - 4pm

Answer Me Dr. Z, "7 Words You Can Say": Heart, Happy, Healthy, Humorous, Humus, History, Help - Why each is important to a Healthy Lifestyle, Atherton Mill, 4pm - 5pm

Sunday, May 1, 2011
NARI Remodeling Show at Atherton Mill, 10am - 2pm