The Scouted Calendar: June 2018

The long lazy days of summer are upon us. But even though June brings a slower pace, there’s still plenty of happenings across the country. Read on to discover the festivals, polo matches and museum events you’ll want to put on our calendar this month.

Charlotte, North Carolina

On June 16, the Mint Museum Randolph, an institution dedicated to the protection and exhibition of  important works of art and design from all over the global art community, will host their inaugural summer soirée, Craft, Crab & Cocktails. The event will take place on the front lawn of museum and offer guests a chance to mingle with fellow art enthusiasts while soaking in the power of craft. There will be live and silent auctions with the opportunity to bid on a variety of pieces created by skilled craftsmen. Individual tickets are $100. (Find local recommendations on what to do and see in Charlotte here.)

Cleveland, Ohio

It’s opening weekend for The Cleveland History Center’s New Mad for Plaid exhibit in the Chisholm Halle Costume Wing and on Saturday, June 2, the museum is hosting Style Me Saturday Mad for Plaid, Exclusive Curator Tours. Costume and textiles curator, Patty Edmonson, will offer special tours and fashion from the vault. Highlights from the new exhibit include Cleveland’s very own tartan: the Pride of Cleveland designed by the Kilted Bros; Lumberjack Americana from Pendleton to today’s Urban Woodsman; Iconic UK design houses, including Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, and Burberry; and of course, an exploration of the relationship between Rock ‘n’ Roll and plaid. On this date, exclusive curator tours are free with museum admission. (Find local recommendations on what to do and see in Cleveland here.)

Fort Worth, Texas

Celebrate the summer solstice on Thursday, June 21 at the Amon Carter Museum. Society 1949, a group of lively, up-and-coming art patrons, will host The Midsummer Mingle. Come toast the longest day of the year on Amon Carter’s front porch while enjoying light bites, cocktails and a proper send off to the sun at sunset. (Find local recommendations on what to do and see in Fort Worth here.)

Hunt Country, Virginia

Polo in the Park returns this month with its popular summer series at Morven Park International Equestrian Center. Starting on June 30,  and continuing on Saturday nights in July and August, attendees will enjoy an evening of arena polo matches, picnicking and dancing. The terraced viewing area next to the riding arena is perfect for spreading a blanket and enjoying dinner, whether you pack your own or choose from the varying food and dessert trucks each week. Guests are encouraged to bring their own beverages. Be sure to stay after the matches for dancing in the pavillion tent. Car passes are $35 in advance and $40 at the gate. (Find local recommendations on what to do and see in Hunt Country here.)

Knoxville, Tennessee

On June 2, Knoxville will host their annual Bike Boat Brew and Bark at Volunteer Landing on the Tennessee River. This unique celebration brings together the outdoor adventurer, dog lover and craft beer enthusiast — for locals and tourists alike —  and puts the spotlight on a special location where you can ride your bike, bring your dog and explore Knoxville.  The action-packed day kicks off at 10:00 AM and includes guided brewery, bike and historical tours, a pet photo contest and much more. (Find local recommendations on what to do and see in Knoxville here.)

Nashville, Tennessee

On June 22, Cheekwood, a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum housed on grounds of a former historic estate, will host its Summer Stable Party. This festive summer fête in newly renovated stables will include southern fare, Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey cocktails, live music and much more. General admission is $90 and the VIP experience is $125. (Find local recommendations on what to do and see in Nashville here.)

Northwest Arkansas

From May 26 September 3, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas will host the exhibit The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art. The works of Ms. O’Keeffee have intrigued artists and viewers alike for generations with her trademark enormous flowers, luscious colors, landscapes, feminine forms, and still lifes. In addition to important works by O’Keeffe, Crystal Bridges has brought together 20 contemporary artists who explore similar themes. Tickets are $10 or free for members and youth ages 18 and younger. (Find local recommendations on what to do and see in Northwest Arkansas here.)