July 2013

A Night of Magic

The Idaho Shakespeare Festival annual gala was held Monday, July 15 at the Idaho Shakespeare amphitheater. This year’s theme: A Night of Magic. The color palette used to translate the theme throughout the facility consisted of poppy, navy, and pewter. And what a perfect palette it proved to be!

Upon entering the grounds, several frame tents housed tables covered with items donated from a plethora of local businesses to be auctioned off during the evening. Navy satin bows added an elegant contrast to the stark white leg drapes surrounding each tent leg. In the main seating area, poppy linens cascaded over tables with navy and pewter napkins dispersed among the many tables located on the patio. Not only was the area a feast for the eyes but also for guest’s stomachs as Lisa Peterson from a’Tavola served up delicious fare.

This annual fundraiser truly was a Night of Magic.

“Thanks to you and your crew. Our Chalk Art Festival was a great success.”

– Heather, Idaho Statesman

Antiques Roadshow

Heirlooms, paintings, precious gems, and unique statues could all be found at Expo Idaho on Saturday, June 29th. PBS’s highest rated series, Antiques Roadshow, chose beautiful Boise as the fourth stop on their eight-city summer 2013 tour and Tates Tents & Events was fortunate to be selected as the show’s rental provider. Setup of the event was an incredible adventure! We had the opportunity to work alongside major production crews in our journey to transform the space into an area fit for television.

Pipe & drape partitions not only divided the immense open indoor space into distinct separate areas, but also provided an attractive protective barrier around production equipment. A 30 x 50 frame tent was installed in the north lawn of the Premiere Building to house Arrival Check-In. We outfitted the tent with floors and A/C units (power distribution supplied by our tool division, Tates Rents, Inc). 20 x 20 festival tents created a shaded walkway from one building to the next on the sweltering day.

The Antiques Roadshow was an experience we will not soon forget! We can’t wait to see our handy work on air come January 2014!