California 20th Century Antiques and Design Show

. June 1, 2008

Del Mar, CA – On Thursday evening, November 20th, 2008, Calendar Shows LLC will hold a preview gala opening to unveil a spectacular three-day 20th century antiques and design event — The event will highlight a caliber of exhibitors and breadth of design genres which has not been seen before in the enormous Southern California market. The event, appropriately named “Century of Style Antiques and Design Show”, will showcase over 100 high quality exhibitors in the genres of Arts & Crafts, Mid-Century Modern, Mission, Monterey, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. It is anticipated that this will definitively make this annual show Southern California’s premier sales event celebrating the design styles of the 20th century. The show will be open to the public for three solid days on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 21, 22, and 23, 2008. Century of Style will offer buyers, collectors, designers, decorators and those individuals who possess a passion for this era an opportunity to view AND purchase the interior furnishings and exterior design elements which are so extremely desired in today’s design market. From Tiffany lamps to Charles Lamb chaise lounges, from outdoor sculpture to 20th century fine art, this stunning show will feature vetted exhibitors offering antiques and a select group of exhibitors whose work re-creates the craftsmanship of yesterday.

Century of Style will be held at the beautiful Del Mar Fairgrounds in the Bing Crosby Exhibition Hall which is located in north San Diego County next to the Pacific Ocean.

In a landmark move not seen before in the antiques show industry, Calendar Shows LLC will host Century of Style in conjunction with their long-running and highly-respected Del Mar Antiques Show & Sale. Considered the “granddaddy” of California antiques shows, the Del Mar Antiques Show will be held in the adjacent O’Brien Exhibition Hall. For over 48 years, the Del Mar Antiques Show has featured 250+ quality general line antiques dealers and a gate which routinely tops 8,000. What this means for attendees is that for one admission they will have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in two different but extremely complimentary events.

Michael Grimes, owner of Calendar Shows LLC, Has long been regarded in the world of antiques show promotion as one of the best producers of these events. “We are committed to doing our part to ensure that the antiques industry in our region keeps thriving and growing and we are prepared to make the bold changes by investing in our loyal exhibitors and creating new associations that we can all benefit from,” said Michael Grimes. “My staff and I are committed to showcasing what new collectors and designers want. The goal of these changes is to create an environment for all of my exhibitors to maximize their sales and to bring a whole new buyer base to the event. I must admit that the response to this three-day event has been overwhelming!”

“We are extremely excited to bring a show of this level and category to Southern California. There is no similar event of this quality & size south of Los Angeles and this enormous market is long overdue for an event of this caliber,” said Jayne Skeff, Assistant Show Manager for Century of Style. Skeff heads up the new Los Angeles-based office which Calendar Shows opened to drive the effort at the local level.

For more information about Century of Style, please call Jayne Skeff, Assistant Show Manager, at (626) 791-8310 or email: Jayne@centuryofstyle.com, or
Michael Grimes, owner of Calendar Shows at (800) 943-7501 or email: Michael@calendarshows.com. Office: Century of Style, 968 Palm Terrace, Pasadena, CA 91104.

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