Annual Art and Antiques Show & Sale
To take place October 26-28 at the Scottish Rite Center,
located at H Street and Carlson Drive
August 20, 2012 – Sacramento, Calif. – Since 1971, the Art and Antiques Show & Sale has been a local treasure where visitors can find collector items, from vintage jewelry to antique furniture and more, while supporting the exhibition and education programs of the Crocker Art Museum. Forty-five regional and national dealers will showcase one-of-a-kind wares and exceptional heirlooms at this year’s annual Art and Antiques Show and Sale the weekend of October 26 through 28. "This show brings together a broad array of top-notch collectors and experts," said Chip O'Neill of the Art Service Group, an all-volunteer organization formed in 1963 to support the Crocker Art Museum. "It's a very different experience than buying antiques online. If you don't see what you're looking for, the dealer will often be able to help you find it." Experienced specialists will be on hand to answer appraisal and conservation questions. A silent auction and benefit drawing will run the entire weekend, and Ambrosia Café will make lunch available for purchase. Run entirely by volunteers from the Art Service Group, proceeds from the sale will benefit the Crocker Art Museum. The Art and Antiques Show & Sale will take place October 26 and 27 from 10 AM to 6 PM and on October 28 from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Scottish Rite Center, located at H Street and Carlson Drive, across from the main entrance to Sacramento State. Parking is free of charge. General admission is $7. For more information, call (916) 807-0158 or visit crockerartmuseum.org.
The Crocker Art Museum was the first art museum in the Western U.S. and remains one of the leading art museums in
California. Established in 1885, the Museum features one of the country’s finest collections of Californian art, exceptional holdings of master drawings, a comprehensive collection of international ceramics, as well as European, Asian, African, and Oceanic art. The Crocker is located at 216 O Street in Downtown Sacramento. Museum hours are 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday–Sunday; 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Thursdays. Every third Sunday of the month is “Pay What You Wish Sunday” sponsored by Western Health Advantage. For more information, call (916) 808-7000 or visit crockerartmuseum.org.