LECTURES & EVENTS

  • Children’s Fashion Show and Reception: Historically held during the Art & Antiques Show, this year’s Children’s Fashion Show was held in an exciting, expanded format earlier in the month, on November 3rd, at the Lazzara Performance Hall, University of North Florida
  • Opening Night Highland Fling: Black-tie party celebrating the 36th annual Art & Antiques Show in true Scottish style (see Special Features for details)
  • Lectures by world-renowned interior designer Vicente Wolf; art assessor and star of PBS Market Warriors Miller Gaffney; garden, floral and interior designer James Farmer; and golf historian, editor and publisher of The American Golfer and regular Golf Channel contributor Martin Davis
  • Design Lecture by Juli Catlin: “The Care and Preservation of Antiques” Historically offered only to design professionals, this lecture was free and open to all show attendees. Following the lecture, ASID participants were able to tour the show and earn a 4-hour CEU credit.
  • Walking Tours with Miller Gaffney: Show guests took the opportunity to explore the show with the art assessor and Market Warriors star; got expert tips, asked questions and toured the Show with a professional’s perspective; Free with show admission

 

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • OPENING NIGHT PARTY: Heralding Jacksonville’s winter social season, this year’s black-tie party celebrated the 36th annual Art & Antiques Show in true Scottish style:
Scottish Beer Pub: Open during the Opening
Night Party only, this pub featured a variety
of Scottish brews for sampling and darts
Highland Dancers, Pipes and Drums: Authentic Scottish entertainment
Presentation of the Haggis: a traditional, formal ceremony presenting
Scotland’s national delicacy, performed by a Scotsman; Guests who deigned to
sample the Haggis received “I (heart) Haggis” badges of honor…
Highland Whiskey Lounge: Guests were able to sample a wide range of premier whiskeys
and consult with a special Bacardi Whiskey Ambassador
  • DECORATIONS RESALE: EExtremely well-priced items for the home were available in Decorations Resale for an extremely great cause! Guests shopped everything from candleholders and mirrors to planters and plates.
  • YOUNG COLLECTORS BOOTH: A carefully curated selection of modestly-priced items from Show vendors for budding collectors
  • Putting Green: Opening Night Party revelers practiced their puts and occupied hard-to-please companions
  • Book Nook: Featuring lecturer books and book signings
  • Pastry Cafe & Tea Room: Serving delicious treats prepared by premier chefs and bakeries, open daily during Show Hours; The Pastry Cafe featured goodies from Biscottis, Bistro AIX, Edgewood Bakery, Fresh Market, Metro Diner, Mossfire Grill, Peterbrooke, Ruth Chris, Sivada’s Cupcakery, The Cake Shop and more. (visit our Sponsors page for a full listing!); The Tea Room featured delicious fare from Executive Food Services, Taste! and Ashley Street Catering.
  • Highland Whiskey Lounge: Guests were able to sample a wide range of premier whiskeys
  • World Golf Hall of Fame Exhibit: Featuring The Claret Jug, The Open Belt, Gutta-Percha golf balls, replica wooden putters, and a historical retrospective on golf.
  • Scottish Sunday Man Cave: (American) football lounge equipped with a 180″ projector screen, comfortable lounge chairs, freshly-popped popcorn and bar runners—for maximum Jaguars football enjoyment. Ladies were of course welcome.
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