We hope this offer of free admission Friday night spurs people who might be curious about the world of fine antiques to satisfy that curiosity.
Washington, DC (Vocus) September 21, 2009
Visitors to this year’s Historic Alexandria Antiques Show can treat themselves to an evening of looking and learning without paying the admission fee.
Celebrating its 61st consecutive year, the Historic Alexandria Antiques Show returns November 13-15 to the Holiday Inn Historic District.
Show admission, at all other times $15 per person, will be free to visitors after 5 pm on Friday, November 13 only.
“Everybody deserves a break now and then and everybody loves the word ‘free,’” says show promoter Bob James, president, Armacost Antiques Shows. “We hope this offer of free admission Friday night spurs people who might be curious about the world of fine antiques to satisfy that curiosity.”
Thousands of pieces of period furniture, paintings, prints, folk art, tapestries, textiles, carpets, lamps, ceramics, metalware, glass, jewelry and unusual decorative accessories will be offered for sale.
And while visitors feast their fancies on five centuries of mementos, they can do so in the comfort of knowing each is backed by a full guarantee of authenticity.
Interior designers agree there’s no better way to bring allure and mystique to a home than fine antiques.
Students and first-time treasure hunters will also find the show a friendly way to learn about the fascinating world of antiques.
The show brings together 30 top-ranking antiques, fine art and jewelry dealers from around the US and abroad.
Participating dealers will include Maile Allen, Colonia, NJ; At the Sign of the Sycamore, Sewickley, PA; Patricia Barger; Fairfield, CT; Susan Barr Antiques, Trumball, CT; Brill’s Antiques, Newport New, VA; The Country Squire, Milton, MA; Dongan Collection, Bronxville, NY; Gallery Afrodit, Ankara, Turkey; The Hanebergs Antiques; East Lyme, CT; J&M Antiques, East Amherst, NY; Johanna Antiques, Baltimore, MD; Zane Moss Antiques, New York, NY; Nicoll Fine Art & Antiques, Newcastle, ME; Peenstra Antiques Appraisals, Annapolis, MD; Elinor Penna, Garden City, NY; Perry-Joyce Fine Arts, Sawyer, MI; Howard Price Fine Art, Lake Worth, FL; Derek & Tina Rayment Antiques, Cheshire, UK; Shaeffer/Sutor, Glyndon, MD; Shaia Oriental Rugs of Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA; Washington Square Antiques, Alexandria, VA; Washington Square Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Ed Weissman, Antiquarian, Portsmouth, NH; and Roger D. Winter, Solebury, PA.
Hours of the show are Friday, November 13, 11 am-8 pm; Saturday, November 15, 11 am-6 pm; and Sunday, November 16, 12 noon-5 pm.
Admission to the show is free on Friday, November 13 after 5 pm only. For all other hours of the show, admission tickets can be purchased at the door for $15 each or for $12 each at http://www.ArmacostAntiquesShows.com.
The show is located at the Holiday Inn Historic District at 625 First Street. Free parking is available.
Proceeds from the show benefit the Historic Alexandria Foundation. The foundation awards grants annually to an array of preservation projects and conducts an important preservation awards program.
Separate tickets are required for the preview party, November 12, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm, and for all other special events. More information is available at 703.549.5811.
About Armacost Antiques Shows
Armacost Antiques Shows lets people of all ages discover the simple pleasure of owning fine antiques. Visitors to our shows can shop, look and learn in friendly surroundings, knowing they can buy with a guarantee of authenticity. All shows benefit nonprofits, including museums, churches, social service agencies and preservation groups. The nonprofit sponsors help generate enthusiasm for antiques while delivering much-needed financial support for their institutions and communities. More information is available at http://www.ArmacostAntiquesShows.com.