Now in its 30th year, the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show will return to the Baltimore Convention Center Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-5, with a cauldron of diverse collections from hundreds of international dealers. Guests will have access to fine art, furniture, Asian art, American and European silver, jewelry, porcelain, textiles, glass and more. Show manager and co-owner Kris Charamonde said the annual showcase has become a part of the city’s art culture.
“What makes the Baltimore Summer Antiques show such an iconic event is its sheer size – with 550 international dealers including a 70-dealer antiquarian book fair, it is the largest indoor antiques show in the country and it is one of downtown Baltimore’s longest-running events,” said Charamonde in a statement. “We are honored to welcome back exhibitors such as Betty Bresler, Solomon Enterprise, Inc. and Moylan – Smelkinson/The Spare Room who have participated in the show every year since its inception in 1980, and Mimi & Steve Levine Antiques, TK Asian Antiquities and Florence & Jerry Berman who have been exhibiting for nearly as long.”
This year’s event features the 70-dealer antiquarian book fair, which gives attendees a look at some of the world’s most rare books, fine manuscripts, unusual bibliographical material and first edition texts. Also, several dealers and antiques experts will be on hand for a lecture series, including Robert Mintz, associate curator of Asian Art for the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, and Janet Drucker, founder of Drucker Antiques.
The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show takes place Sept. 2-4 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Sept. 5 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets are $12 and are good for all four show days. For more information visit baltimoresummerantiques.com.