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Originally published: 2013-07-25 12:21:44
Last modified: 2013-07-25 12:22:28

Annual Art and Antiques Show returns to Blowing Rock

The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum will host its seventh annual Art and Antiques Show beginning with a preview party on Thursday, Aug. 1. 

Vendors from across the East Coast will bring a variety of items, such as porcelain, fine and folk art, antique furniture, jewelry, silver and more. 

 "The preview party this year is unique. As always, serious shoppers will get a sneak peak and early buying opportunity while enjoying wine and cheese at the museum. Then preview party participants will be transported to a new eatery in downtown Blowing Rock, the New Public House and Hotel, for a private dinner. Co-chairs Mary Bost Gray and Pat Sevier have been a tremendous help in organizing this new, exciting addition," Allison Wonsick, communications coordinator for the museum, said.

This will be the second year that the show, with attendance around 800 visitors each year, has taken place inside the museum. The facility opened in October 2011 and offers a variety of exhibits, programs and events. 

Additional highlights will include the BRAHM Tea Room, featuring a variety of homemade desserts, coffee, and tea, which will be open in the Community Meeting Room from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

The Art and Antiques Show runs from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2-3, and 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4. Tickets to the show, which are good for entry throughout the weekend, are $10 and may be purchased at the door. 

The preview party is $75 per person, which includes wine, hors d'oeuvres, and dinner. Advanced registration is required for the preview party and space is limited. Tickets may be purchased by calling (828) 295-9099, ext. 3001. 

The museum is located at 159 Chestnut St. in downtown Blowing Rock. For more information, call (828) 295-9099, ext. 3001, or visit the museum's website,