August 16, 2016
Americana Week NYC: Antiques Folk Art Design Show Coming to NoMad
Based on NoMad’s reputation for design and youthful energy, it’s no surprise that Antiques Folk Art Design NYC has chosen the Prince George Ballroom in NoMad for its inaugural show. This brand new exhibition of antiques will be held from January 20-22, during the Winter Antiques Show and Americana Week.
Every January, the Winter Antiques Show takes up residence at the Park Avenue Armory. It is a world famous event that serves as a fundraiser for the East Side House Settlement. Americana Week runs concurrently and features the finest American antiques offered by auction houses such as Sotheby’s.
Show manager Debbi Turi is hoping to capitalize on the antique enthusiasts visiting the city for the Winter Antiques Show and Americana Week, while also drawing a younger crowd to the NoMad location. She told the Maine Antiques Digest: “It’s time to think outside the box. What was, is no longer. As dealers, we have to go with the changes and figure out what’s happening now in our business and embrace it. I hope to attract the regular market that will be in New York then, but also to introduce antiquing to a fresh group of collectors. My prime customer now is forty to sixty years old, and the younger neighborhood of NoMad will hopefully draw some twenty- and thirty-year-olds to the show.”
To engage this younger market, Debbi is also putting considerable resources in to a social media campaign for the show.
The Prince George Ballroom is located in the former home of the Prince George Hotel at 15 East 27th Street. The renovated Beaux-Arts building was originally designed by Howard Greenley, and the ballroom itself will offer an expansive space for the show and provide a handsome architectural backdrop. Up to 30 dealers will be exhibiting wonderful historic pieces in the 8,500 square-foot venue.
Ticket prices for Antiques Folk Art Design NYC will be a very reasonable $15 each. You can visit the show’s website below for further information on the Americana Week show.
Broaden you horizons and find out what makes antiquing so exciting to so many. It’s fun finding that special item that speaks to you, it can yield a special piece to make your living space more like home, and it can even lead you to a great investment.