Wright and Like 2018: Coming Home

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Location: 
Spring Green and Richland Center

Rolling hills and lush river valleys make up the landscape from which Frank Lloyd Wright drew inspiration.  For our annual Wright and LikeTM house tour we are "coming home" to Wright's beloved Wisconsin River Valley and the communities of Spring Green and Richland Center.   Wright and LikeTM 2018 opens the doors to six private homes and three public spaces linking the master architect's life, work and legacy.


 

Friday, June 1
Special Event: A Wright Evening- the Artful Life
Tan-y-Deri and Hillside Theater

5:30-9 pm
$150 Wright in Wisconsin members / $175 non-members

 
 
 
This artful evening begins with shuttle transport from the Frank Lloyd Wright Vistor Center to Tan-y-Deri, the home Wright designed for his sister and her husband. Enjoy a wide array of delicious, organic fare catered by Enos Farms Catering.  The nearby farm is named for Wright's Uncle Enos who is also the great-great-grandfather of the farmer/owner.
 
Guests will learn about the recent restoration of Tan-y-Deri while enjoying the house and its amazing views. There will also be time to wander the gardens and visit the Romeo and Juliet windmill. The evening continues, as gatherings often did in Wright's day, with a performance at Hillside Theater.  Jenni Reinke, of Milwaukee's Quasimondo Physical Theater, performs her original dance theater show "Mrs. Wrights," which explores the women in Frank Lloyd Wright's life.  This is the premier performance of this work in a Wright-designed space before it travels statewide. 
 
This special event is limited to only 60 guests!  
Cost is $150 for Wright in Wisconsin members. $175 for non-members.  Tickets available here
 
Additional seating is available for those wishing to ONLY attend the performance of "Mrs. Wrights" in the Hillside Theater.  Seating at 7:45  and opening curtain at 8pm. 
Tickets for the performance at Hillside ONLY are $30.  Tickets available here.
 
Parking for the evening'ss events is at the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center. Shuttle service will be provided from the Visitor Center to Tan-y-Deri and Hillside Theater. 
 

 

 


Saturday, June 2
Wright & Like Tour:  Coming Home - Spring
 Green and Richland Center

9 am - 5 pm 

WIW Members $60 in advance

NonMembers $70 in advance

Enjoy guided interior tours of two buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, six private homes designed by his apprentices plus a church and the cemetery where Wright's father is buried, while also exploring the landscape that so inspired Wright's work, during this self drive tour. Please note that Taliesin is not a site on the Saturday tour. To book one of their many tours, contact 877-588-7900 or www.taliesinpreservation.org.  We strongly suggest booking your Taliesin tour for Friday or Sunday, allowing the entire day for the Wright and Like Tour.
 

Tour Sites

 

Crescent Ridge  (1998, 2015)
Charles Montooth


​Photo Courtesy of Katrina Wittkamp Photography

 
Dane Hill (1979, 2004)
James Pfefferkorn

Photo courtesy of George Hall

 
Hill House (~1958)
Herb Fritz, Jr.


Photo courtesy of George Hall

Former Bank of Spring Green Autobank (1983)
William Wesley Peters


Photo courtesy of George Hall

  
 
Bear Valley Cemetery and Little Brown Church  (1875) 

Photo courtesy of Julie Carswell Zajicek

 
 
AD German Warehouse (1917-1921)
Frank Lloyd Wright

Photo courtesy of Teal Tizzy Photography

Barrett-Tuxford House (1987)
Arthur Dyson


Photo courtesy of David Swann Photography

Carl and Ann Meadows House (1958)
Herb Fritz, Jr

Photo Courtesy of Teal Tizzy Photography

Tour Headquarters and Tour Site
Wyoming Valley School, Frank Lloyd Wright, 1957
6306 State Highway 23, Spring Green, WI  53588
8 am - 5 pm

 

Photo courtesy of Nick Bristol

The Wyoming Valley School is the only elementary school designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.  Now open as a cultural center, this will be the hub of the day's activities hosting day-of-ticket sales, site tours, exhibits, vendors and public restrooms. Tour tickets will be for sale beginning at 8 am. Cost for WIW Members is $70 and Non-members $80.

Monona Terrace Gift Shop will have a variety of Wright-related merchandise for sale (Wright in Wisconsin members get a 15% discount on purchases) and Shiningbrow Booksellers will be there with an array of rare books by and about Mr. Wright.

Peter Korman, of Korman Woodworks, will be on hand with an array of high quality furniture and furnishings perfect for modern, organic spaces.  Peter is a designer, craftsman, builder and former Taliesin apprentice. Peter has partnered with Design Unity, the firm of Wright apprentice Thomas H. Olson (who supervised the construction of two Wright homes) and Merle Sykora, Emeritus Professor of Art at St. Cloud University and former affiliate faculty member of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, to produce a line of unique contemporary furniture reflecting the principles of Frank Lloyd Wright. 

There will also be an exhibit of architectural photography by Robert Hartmann featuring images of area buildings by Wright and the apprentices taken in the late 60's and early 70's.

 

Ticket Information

ADVANCE TICKETS : Wright In Wisconsin Members $60 and Non-members $70    ORDER TICKETS HERE

DAY OF TICKETS: Wright In Wisconsin Members $70 and Non-members $80 (purchased at Wyoming Valley School)

Tickets are NOT REFUNDABLE. Tickets purchased in advance will be mailed, along with driving maps, on May 11th, allowing you to start your touring at any location.  Orders placed after May 14 will be held in WILL CALL pick up on June 2 at the Wyoming Valley School. 

IMPORTANT TOUR Information

  • Events take place rain or shine. The Wright & Like tour will not be cancelled due to inclement weather.
  • A limited number of tickets will be available for this tour. Past tours have sold out. We strongly encourage purchasing your tickets in advance.
  • We regret these private homes are not handicap-accessible.
  • The tour is self-drive.  We strongly recommend you allow the entire day for this tour. 
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Be prepared with sun and/or rain gear.
  • Restrooms are not available at the homes.
  • This program may be subject to change due to events beyond our control.
  • Tour homes are open from 9 am to 5 pm. Please respect the owner's privacy at all other times. 

Proceeds from Wright and Like tours benefit the Wright In Wisconsin, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote, protect and preserve the heritage of Frank Lloyd Wright, his vision and his architecture, in his native state of Wisconsin.

 

Sunday, June 3 and beyond........
Consider continuing your Wright experience by traveling across Wisconsin on the Frank Lloyd Wright Trail. 

More information about the Trail, including a downloadable app, is here

 

 

Lodging Options in the Area:

Spring Green Motel

E5296B US-14, Spring Green, 53588.  608-588-2141  www.springgreenmotel.net

The Usonian Inn (by apprentice J.C. "Carey" Caraway)
E5116 US-14, Spring Green, 53588.  608-588-2323  www.usonianinn.com

Spring Valley Inn (by apprentice Joe Fabris and Taliesin Architects)
6279 County Road C, Spring Green, 53588.  608-588-7828   http://springvalleyinn.com

The House on the Rock Resort  400 Springs Drive, Spring Green    800-822-7774 or www.thehouseontherock.com
Mention the group name Wright in Wisconsin for a special room rate.

The House on the Rock Inn  3591 Hwy 23, Dodgeville   888-935-3960 or www.thehouseontherock.com

The Round Barn (by apprentice James Pfefferkorn)
Highways 14 & 23, Spring Green, 53588.  608-588-2568.  www.theroundbarnlodge.com