Northern Virginia Antiques and Modernism Show June 21-22

June 21 to 22, 2008, marks the 2nd appearance of an exciting new show – Northern Virginia’s Antiques and Modernism Show and Sale. “This show is unique in this area of the country,” said Arthur Farbenbloom of Pappabello Management, who collaborates with the Arlington Kiwanis and the Art Deco Society of Washington (ADSW). Until last year, you had to travel to places like Manhattan to find a show with specific sections of dealers devoted to 17th- to 19th-century antiques and other sections with Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern items. The ADSW had run its own show (Exposition of the Decorative Arts) for 23 years until it merged with Pappabello and the Kiwanis to combine their efforts. The first show of this merger took place in 2007. This event was “a rousing success – the crowds tripled, and our Art Deco and Mid-Century dealers brought room-size displays, extensive cross buying, and streamlined merchandise to light up and energize a general antiques show,” said Ira Raskin, Treasurer of the ADSW. He noted that the new show “generated new resources to support the community projects of the Arlington Kiwanis and the preservation efforts of the ADSW in the metro DC area.”

The 2nd annual Antiques and Modernism Show and Sale will be bigger and improved in 2008. Enhancements include a professional caterer, ATM, and an improved sound system. There will also be more vintage clothing dealers and a larger section of Modernism dealers. The show will again be held at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, Arlington, Virginia, (2 blocks south of US 50 at Glebe Road and Second Street). There will be at least 150 exhibitors from 15 states, Canada and France. Parking is free and a shuttle bus will operate from the Virginia Square Orange Line Metro on Saturday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). About 3,000 plus customers are expected. Admission is $7 and show hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 21 and noon to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 22.