Aug. 2, 2012. The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum will host its sixth annual Art and Antiques Show beginning with a Preview Party on Thursday, August 2. Vendors from across the East Coast will bring a variety of items, such as porcelain, fine and folk art, antique furniture, jewelry, silver and more.
“The Preview Party gives serious shoppers to get a sneak peek at the wonderful wares the vendors have to offer before the general public is admitted on Friday,” said BRAHM Executive Director Joann Mitchell. “Board members Linda Russell and Ramona Presson are co-chairing the party, so it is sure to be a great event.”
This will be the first year the show, which attracts around 800 visitors each year, will be held at the Museum. Organizers said this was a goal they had been working toward since the first show.
“When we held the first show in 2006, we knew that we would one day have a fabulous facility for the event,” Mitchell said. “And now, that day is here. This is a beautiful building and the vendors and the guests are going to really enjoy our new space.”
Additional highlights will include the BRAHM Café, featuring a variety of homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts, which will be open in the Community Meeting Room from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday through Sunday for lunch and the Saturday lecture at 2 p.m. featuring author and Southern Cosmopolitan blogger Susan Sully, an expert on Southern architecture and style. Both the café and the lecture are open to the public and a ticket to the Art and Antiques Show is not required for entry to either event.
The Art and Antiques Show will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets to the show, which are good for entry throughout the weekend, are $10 and may be purchased at BRAHM, or at Carriage Trade or Finley House in downtown Blowing Rock. The Preview Party is $60 per person, which includes wine and hors d’oeuvres. And admission to Sully’s lecture will be $15, which can be paid in advance or at the door.
The Museum is located on the corner of Main and Chestnut streets, across from Rumple Presbyterian Church. For more information, call (828) 295-9099 ext. 3001 or visit the Museum’s website, www.blowingrockmuseum.org.