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    This summer, the Downeast Art & Antiques Show, America's longest running event of its kind, returns to George Stevens Academy. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 3 and 4, more than 20 exhibitors will come together in the GSA gymnasium* to display superb art and antiques, including paintings, furniture, garden sculpture, silver, glass, ceramics, oriental and hooked rugs, prints, jewelry, and decorative accessories. For a list of trusted exhibitors and more information, CLICK HERE. 

     

    A Festive Preview Party on Monday, Aug. 2, from 5-8 P.M. will launch this year's show. Browse and shop the dealers' superb offerings while enjoying a reception with beer, wine, and passed hors d'œuvres. Rioux Catering at The Farmhouse Inn, owned by GSA alumni Bill Rioux '79 and Ann Rioux '82, will provide the delicious food and drink for the party (cocktail attire).

         Admission to the preview party costs $75 per person. For reservations, email rsvp.antiquesparty@georgestevens.org or call (207) 374-2800. Leave a message if we're out of the office. If asked, select ext. 133.

         Preview Party Sponsors: an anonymous donor, Bill and Arlene Schwind, Martha Stewart, Withington & Co., Kaja Veilleux, Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, Gil and Courtnay Schafer, and Christopher Spitzmiller.

     

    The Downeast Art & Antiques Show itself does not require reservations. Stop by on opening day, Tuesday, Aug. 3, from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M., or on the show’s final day, Wednesday, Aug. 4, from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. The $10 admission fee is good for both days. Pastries and coffee by Sweet Cheeks Bakery will be available for purchase in the morning. Lunch with wine, beer, and nonalchoholic beverages by Rioux Catering at The Farmhouse Inn also will be available for purchase.

         

    Special Book Signing: On Wednesday, farmer, gardener, and antiques collector Christopher Spitzmiller will sign copies of his recently published A Year at Clove Brook Farm: Gardening, Tending Flocks, Keeping Bees, Collecting Antiques, and Entertaining Friends from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. Close friend and show sponsor Martha Stewart wrote the foreword to Christopher's book.

     

    Show Media Support: Maine Magazine

    Show Support: Thomaston Place Auction Galleries

    Show Director: Ms. Laura Carrigan, downeastantiqueshow@gmail.com.

     

    *All admission fees to the Downeast Art & Antiques Show and preview party benefit George Stevens Academy. The gym will be air conditioned.