Saturday, October 28th, from 10:30 in the morning through the afternoon/early arts and letters show and reception, the Bloomingdale Civic Association (BCA) will be hosting its 6th bi-annual event with the theme “Victorian Secrets & Modern Truths.” Highlighted will be a mix of houses showcasing the best of Victorian, and contemporary Bloomingdale-area homes. ( date will be Sunday, the 29th.) Proceeds from the house tour will primarily provide scholarships to Bloomingdale youth, as well as support community beautification and historic preservation efforts. Bloomingdale architect, Ahmet Kilic, will kick off the morning with a multi-media lecture discussing the history of Bloomingdale’s architecture, the functions served by original interiors and adaptations of those interiors over time to meet changing needs and lifestyles. The morning hours will also feature a variety of educational activities, including interactive design on such topics as using color and pattern, urban landscaping, container gardening, and use of color. All will be conducted by neighborhood architects and designers. The closing event, the arts and letters show and reception, will also be showcasing Bloomingdale’s prolific arts community by featuring and art works (available for purchase) ranging from paintings and photography […]