Nothing says summer’s almost here quite like the bi-annual Wilton House Tour, benefitting A Better Chance of Wilton (ABC). This year’s tour features five of Wilton’s most beautiful homes plus a Preview Party at a sixth, one-of-a-kind home with a unique, combined living/studio space exhibiting a mix of art textiles and dimensional art, which has been showcased in Architectural Digest.

The preview party will be held at the stunning and iconic home of Rhonda Brown and Tom Grotta, owners of BrownGrotta arts, on Sunday, June 2, at 6 p.m.. Guests will enjoy an evening to remember, which will include signature cocktails and mouthwatering hors d’oeuvres. The house tour will take place five days later, on Friday, June 7, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m..

All proceeds from the house tour and preview party will benefit the ABC program, which currently provides housing and educational opportunities to 10 academically talented, inner-city minority students. The program has been successful in providing over 40 scholars with a better chance to attend college and achieve their full potential over the last 22 years.

Tickets are available now and are priced as follows:

  • June 7 Tour of five homes is $60.
  • June 2 Preview Party and Tour of the host home only is $125.
  • June 7 Tour, add-on June 2 Preview Party, and tour of the host’s home is $175.

Tickets can be purchased online at the ABC House Tour webpage, or at the following locations:  Open House, Signature Style, and Wilton Hardware. Attendance at the preview party is limited and tickets are already going fast.

Joining GOOD Morning Wilton as lead sponsors are:  BrownGrotta Arts, Ring’s End, and Town Vibe.

Additional sponsors include:  The Davala Family, David Cote Design, Gregory and Adams, P.C., Inspira Marketing, Peggy Garbus Photography, Realty Seven, Titus Built, and The Village Market.

This year’s committee, pictured below, includes:  seated (L-R)–co-chairs Jeanne Robertson, Kelly Lash and Lynne Murphy; standing (L-R)–Cathy Ratcliffe and Laurie Crimmins; missing from the photo–Dave Cote, Beth Culnane, Peggy Garbus, Dina Levi, Liz McConville McGroarty, Rich Nichol, Carrie Preisano, Eydie Sum, and Lana Taubin.