Antiques and children might not seem to go hand-in-hand. However, the Antique Dealers Association of California is using its upcoming 13th annual Los Angeles Antiques Show at the Santa Monica Airport Barker Hangar to benefit P.S. ARTS, whose focus is on restoring arts education in public schools.
This year’s installment represents the synchronicity of the two organizations, the overall diversity of antiques and how the Los Angeles area’s antiques world is evolving.
Ray Azoulay, show chair and owner of Venice’s Obsolete gallery, says that the association’s arts and antiques are appropriately aligned with P.S. ARTS’ education initiative. Also, the organization’s board members mix great ideas with action.
“Each of them brings their own level of expertise and involvement,” Azoulay says.
For example, board member and Fathom PR’s Patrick Herning introduced show organizers to his client Mercedes-Benz, which is now a title sponsor.
“It’s a very nice marriage,” Herning says.
He believes that the people who tend to support P.S. ARTS are the same market of buyers vendors want to see at the show.
“It’s not just stuffy old brown furniture,” Herning adds. “The show is in line with our demographic.”
Azoulay thinks the annual event also depicts the diveristy of antiques from around the world under one roof.
“There’s a lot to see from art and antiques that you don’t just get to see [otherwise],” Azoulay says.
He adds that these various vocabularies of work are European antiques, modern 20th century antiques, decorative arts, American folk art, art deco and Hollywood regency.
Sally Gould Wright is on the traditional side with the likes of English decorative arts from the 17th century to the mid-19th century. The second generation owner of Richard Gould Antiques, and a founding member of the antiques show, finds a wide interest of antiques in the Los Angeles area.
Wright also notes that there seems to be a decline in gallery sales while more people attend the likes of the Los Angeles Antiques Show for the vast array of options.
“It’s sort of one-stop shopping,” she adds. “You can buy something for a couple hundred dollars to six-figures.”
Among the show’s planned highlights are designer installations in the entrance area by Oliver Furth, Laurie Ghielmetti, Jane Hallworth, Joe Nye and Windsor Smith; a Mercedes-Benz installation on the black carpet; and a display of actor Malcolm McDowell’s vintage toy collection, according to Azoulay.
The show kicks off with an Opening Night Preview Party at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23rd, in the Barker Hangar at 3021 Airport Ave.
Then the event will continue from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, April 24th to 26th, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 27th.
Tickets for the preview party are $150, while daily admittance to the show is $15.
Information, www.psartsan tiques.com/.