IN BLOOM: SAN FRANCISCO FALL ART AND ANTIQUES SHOW 2017

September 13, 2017

Taking its cue from San Francisco’s 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, this year’s San Francisco Fall Art and Antiques Show—entitled “Flower Power: Floral Imagery in Art, Antiques, and Design”—is bound to be one for the books. Touted as the oldest continually operating International art and antiques show on the West Coast, the San Francisco Fall Art and Antiques show is now in its 36th year. This year’s show will kick off on October 25th with the annual Preview Gala—always a San Francisco social calendar highlight—and will run from October 26th through October 29th.

A Five-Fold Screen in the Early Romantic Manner. French, Circa 1880. Photo courtesy of Butchoff Antiques.

The show will be located at San Francisco’s Fort Mason center, with more than 50 dealers from both the United States and Europe in attendance. In line with this year’s Flower Power theme, the dealers will be focused on highlighting art, jewelry, and antiques with floral themes. For those who attend the Preview Gala, there will be the opportunity to enjoy live music, the legendary caviar and vodka bars, and a full-service dinner and dessert buffet. Guests who attend the show after the Gala there will be no shortage of events, either, including book signings, lecture series, designer vignettes, and cocktail talks.

“The Night-Blowing Cereus” by Philip Reinagle and Pether, from Robert John Thornton’s “Temple of Flora,” 1800. Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Print Shop West.

Just as it has since the show’s inception in 1981, the proceeds from The Show will be donated to the Enterprise for Youth, a San Francisco-based foundation that provides life and job skills to San Francisco’s youth. Last year’s show welcomed more than 7,000 guests, and raised over $500, 000 for the Enterprise. To purchase tickets for this year’s event, visit The San Francisco Fall Art and Antiques Show website.

Photo by Drew Altizer
Photo by Drew Altizer
Photo by Drew Altizer
Photo by Drew Altizer
Photo by Drew Altizer

Lead Photo Rosa Ferox by H.C. Andrews from “Roses: or Monograph of the Genus Rosa,” 1805. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Print Shop West.