The show which is now in its 37th year, is the oldest and most prestigious show of its kind on the West Coast. Presenting the finest international art and antiques dealers from across the globe, this fall art and antiques show is a must-see destination for collectors and enthusiasts of art, antiques and design. The show represents a great range of fine and decorative arts representing all styles and periods, including furniture, silver, ceramics, glass, jewellery, rugs, textiles, paintings, prints, photography, books and sculpture.
Returning this year are the celebrated Designer Vignettes in the Grand Entry Hall, which will showcase the work of top designers in their field and incorporates pieces from many exhibiting dealers and touch on the annual show theme. The Lecture Series sell out every year with renowned speakers talking about the history, design and importance of art, architecture, design and antiques in our culture.
The 2018 Show theme is The Sun, The Moon & The Stars: Celestial Imagery in Art, Antiques & Design. Depicted by nearly every culture throughout time, celestial elements hold mystery, splendor, and symbolism. The sun is regarded as a symbol of life, power, and rebirth; the phases of the moon symbolize immortality, eternity, and purity; stars may represent the knowledge of good and truth, inspiration, imagination, dreams, and divine guidance. The sky humbles us and the celestial bodies we see from earth have long been inspiration to artists and artisans.
As always, 100% of the net proceeds from the Show support the nonprofit, Enterprise for Youth, the 49 year old nonprofit working to empower San Francisco youth to prepare for and discover career opportunities. For low income youth, this type of early access to economic opportunity is critical; helping young people find professional paths is essential to a thriving society.
The opening night Patron reception and preview gala, which is deemed as the highlight of the fall season on the west coast, will be held Wednesday 10th October. Guests will enter the Fall Art and Antiques Show, through powerful and artfully created thematic entrance displays, created by top architects and designers. The Gala is known for its live music, caviar bars, flowing Champagne and sumptuous buffets, and the first glimpse of the best art and antiques from around the world, all available for purchase. The show will then continue from Thursday 11th October to Sunday 14th October. More information such as opening times and location can be found on our exhibition page below.