Modern Bear takes the runway at Lazy Bear Weekend

A Fun and Hilarious evening hosting a spoof of Project Runway at this year’s Lazy Bear Week! With a special appearance by “Heidi and Nina” wink, wink…

Special thanks to Richard Marcotte for photos of the show!

Learn more about Lazy Bear Weekend, and hopefully we’ll see you there next Year!

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Modern Bear Hosts Project Bearway!

We are super excited to be hosting the first “Project Bearway” event at Lazy Bear Weekend this year! Teams of Bears will compete for cash and fabulous prizes, and the audience will vote in a grande finale fashion show. Also making a special appearance will be entertainer Big Dipper!

Project Bearway at Lazy Bear

Provincetown Bear Week 2014!

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It was our best Bear Week ever! Highlights included interviewing the charming Representative Brian Sims, visiting with Authors, Blake Little and Armistead Maupin, and eating lobster rolls every day! We hosted three Modern Bear events this year, including two at the Bear Market, and our annual Meet-&-Greet at Joe Coffee.
The best part of these events is meeting so many wonderful facebook friends in person. We also got to tour a 1966 modern beach house, a rarity in the Cape, and see some of our fave performers including Tom Goss and Dina Martina!
Provincetown continues to be one of the most charming tourist destinations on the East coast, and this Bear Week was estimated to draw over 10,000 Bears from all over the world! We can’t wait for next year!

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Brian Sims playing poster child for Modern Bears everywhere, showing our book, Guide for the Modern Bear!

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Brian Sims chats with attendees of our annual Meet-&-Greet at Joe Coffee.

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Absolutely awesome meeting one of our favorite authors, Armistead Maupin!

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Modern Bear Travis Smith greets visitors to the Modern Bear booth at the Bear Market.

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A BIG thanks to Provincetown Magazine for this wonderful article on Modern Bear, calling us “Martha Stewart with a hairy chest and beard.”

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At Blake Little’s signing for his latest book, Manifest.

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Hamming it up with the Grizz Riley Boys at their popular Lumberjack party.

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Homemade strawberry shortcake

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With one of our fab hosts of the charming “Meet Market” party, Jocko Fajardo.

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More scenes from the “Meet Market” Party.

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Bears just wanna have fun: at the Grizz Riley Happy Hour

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Cocktails served at the Grizz Riley Happy Hour.

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Wolf Pack: Clint, Design Wolf Chris Bale, Dave Dudar

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Scenes from PTown.

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With “Sugar Artist” Chef, R. Bear Karito and Bryan.

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Saying goodbye to our Shankpainter Pond housemates, Michael Ottoway and Jose Nanin ~ until next year, Boys!

Happy Birthday, Modern Bear!

4 years ago today, we launched our facebook page devoted to our love of Modern Design, Bears, & Beefcake. We remember how excited we were when we hit 100 followers (we are now going on 72,000)! A BIG Thanks to all of YOU for your support ~ stay tuned for more exciting endeavors from Modern Bear!
Big Furry Hugs,
Travis & Chris


Design Wolf, Chris Bale


“Modern Bear” Travis Smith


Photos by John Paschal