11 April, 2011

The Duchess Can't Wait . . .

Los Angeles Antiques Show
April 13 - April 17, 2011

Yes, it is that time of year again -- no, not tax time, Antiques time!  The 16th Annual Los Angeles Antiques Show kicks off this Wednesday, April 13 at the Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Air Center with an opening night party benefiting P.S. ARTS (tickets available at http://www.losangelesantiquesshow.com/).  This year's show is co-chaired by Lauren Rebuffel of Habite, Robert Wilson of Downtown, and Patrick Dragonette of (le sigh) amazing Dragonette, Ltd

The Duchess can't wait to see this year's entrance tent, designed by Million Dollar Decorator Mary McDonald using fashions from vintage couture impresario Cameron Silver of Decades and DecadesTwo.  Other favorites exhibiting at the show are Reform Gallery of Los Angeles; Todd Merrill Antiques and Associates of New York; jewelers Craig Evan Small and Camilla Dietz Bergeron, Ltd.; and Arader Galleries of San Francisco.  On Friday, April 15, the second annual DESIGN LA will be held at the Antiques Show, with a 1stdibs cocktail party hosted by Michael Bruno for industry professionals, followed by a roundtable on the design industry featuring Kathryn Ireland, Windsor Smith, Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, and Campion Platt

The Antiques Show is presented by the Antique Dealers Association of California for the benefit of P.S. ARTS, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children by bringing arts education to underserved public schools and their communities.  With support from the Antiques Show, P.S. ARTS curently provides more than 11,000 students attending 25 partner schools throughout central and southern California with comprehensive programs in visual arts, music and theater. 

Please head over to the Antiques Show this week or weekend (or better yet, both) and get an arts education for yourself while helping California's public schoolchildren do the same.  See you there! 

Photographs from www.losangelesantiquesshow.com

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