Celebrates 47th Year Proceeds Benefit the Convalescent Hospital for Children
The 2012 Cincinnati Art & Antiques Festival sponsored by Fifth Third Asset Management will be held Friday, Oct. 19, Saturday, Oct. 20, and Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road. Show hours will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The event is open to the public. A general admission pass for all three days is only $10 per person. Parking is free. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Convalescent Hospital for Children, an affiliate of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
The festival features 30 antique dealers from across the country, including several new exhibitors this year. There will be displays and opportunities to buy American, English and Continental furniture, fine art, prints, posters, porcelain, brass, copper, silver and majolica pottery dating from the 18th to the middle of the 20th century.
In addition to general admission, several special events are planned.
- Thursday, Oct. 18, 6 to 9 p.m., opening night preview party, co-chaired by Ms. Mari Beth Rahe of East Walnut Hills and Ms. Pam Terp of Indian Hill. Meet and greet the dealers, enjoy cocktails, a wonderful buffet, music, and be the first to see the full display of arts and antiques for $125 per person.
- Friday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m., join Kathleen Greeley, author of The Collected Table, and learn her secrets about how to create spectacular table settings using those special items you have at home. Enjoy a box lunch, the lecture and general admission to the show for $50 per person.
- Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m., enjoy a tour of the festival with antique expert, Charlie Miller, a consultant to the Cincinnati Art & Antique Festival. A light breakfast is included all for $25 per person.
The Cincinnati Arts & Antiques Festival is now in its 47th year and hosted by The Convalescent Hospital for Children. Proceeds from the 2012 festival will support Cincinnati Children’s College Hill Campus, which provides residential treatment services for children and teens suffering with mental health issues. For more information about the festival call 561-0950 or visit www.cincinnatiantiquesfestival.com.
The Convalescent Hospital for Children
The Convalescent Hospital for Children was established more than 180 years ago in Cincinnati. While it closed its physical doors more than a decade ago, dedicated volunteers continue to meet the most pressing needs of children and teens through a formal partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.