Published: September 24, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — The 2019 San Francisco Fall Show will take place from Thursday, October 3, through Sunday, October 6, at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture’s Festival Pavilion. The Opening Night Preview gala, the annual benefit for Enterprise for Youth, will open the show the evening of Wednesday, October 2.
The theme of this year’s show is, “Wanderlust: Around the World with Art, Antiques & Design.” Wander the globe with us and experience the art and artistry found along the way. Destinations near and far conjure rich textures, vibrant colors, pleasing patterns and a sense of place. Cultures throughout the world develop their own unique visual style from which arises meaning, symbolism, devotion and a strong sense of identity. Stylistic attributes can travel between places, inspiring artists and artisans to infuse new meaning into their works.
The 38th edition of the show will feature 50 dealers from around the world, offering for sale an extraordinary range of fine and decorative arts representing all styles and periods, including American, English, Continental and Asian furniture and decorative objects, paintings, prints, photographs, books, gold, silver and precious metals, jewelry, rugs, textiles and ceramics. Dealers are invited to bring pieces from antiquity to present day. The show also features a popular lecture series, cocktail hour talks and other programs.
Show chair Suzanne Tucker put it this way, “For anyone interested in art and design, furniture and the decorative arts — buying, collecting or simply learning about art and antiques — this show is not to be missed. It’s a Bay Area ‘Must Do!’ of the fall social season with four wonderful, vibrant days filled with terrific dealers, fascinating lectures and gobs of eye candy.”
The show is the major annual fundraiser for — and presented by — Enterprise for Youth. As always, 100 percent of net proceeds benefit this San Francisco nonprofit that has, since 1969, prepared and empowered a diverse group of Bay Area youth to pursue life after school with passion and purpose. Enterprise offers students intensive workshops, pragmatic skills and career exploration training, a network of advisors and peers and paid internships in the fields of government, retail, health, tech, design, legal and more.
The San Francisco Fall Show is at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture’s Festival Pavilion, at 38 Fort Mason. For information and a complete list of exhibitors, www.sffallshow.org.
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