The 2020 Art of Design Home & Garden Tour will be rescheduled due to the current statewide “stay at home” order. When new dates are available (based on recommendations from our public health officials), they will be announced here and on our Facebook page.


The event will still feature a rare glimpse behind the doors and fences of some very distinctive Turlock residences. This will be the third year that the Carnegie has worked with local homeowners and design professionals to feature The Art of Design. Building on the popularity of the 2018 Designer Show House and the 2019 Art of Design Home & Garden Tour we are excited to highlight architecture, interior and landscape design in a fundraising event that brings these creative art forms together.


From a craftsman cottage to a mid-century ranch, from an artist’s retreat to a down-sizer’s dream, the 2020 Art of Design: Home & Garden Tour includes self-guided tours of five uniquely designed homes – inside and out. Located within just 1.5 miles of each other, these homes represent a variety of styles, functions and sizes, and are sure to pique the interest of design-loving visitors. Explore some of Turlock’s most-beloved neighborhoods, experience five unique aesthetics and find something interesting around every corner!


A special evening fundraiser, the Twilight Tour, will take place at a sixth location, one of Turlock’s classic 1940s homes. Event attendees will have an exclusive look at this elegant home and will enjoy creative local cuisine, drinks, and live music. Tickets to the Twilight Tour are $75 ($60 for Carnegie members). This is a unique opportunity to experience this beautifully designed home while showing your support for the Carnegie Arts Center


Tickets for the Twilight Tour and the Home & Garden Tour will soon be available to purchase on-line at, by phone (209) 632-5761, x104, or in person at the Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway in Downtown Turlock. Ticket purchasers will receive addresses for the homes.