Antiques show this weekend

Published 11:04 pm Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Visitors at last year’s Suffolk Art League Antiques Show and Sale admire the selection of collectible items at a vendor’s booth. The show is the only large fundraiser for the art league and supports the league’s community and educational programs.

The Suffolk Art League is bringing together dozens of antiques dealers in one place this weekend as its only big fundraiser of the year.

“It is going to be a wonderful antiques show this year,” said Linda Bunch, executive director of the Suffolk Art League. “There just really are some interesting things that are going to be there this year.”

The funds raised during the antiques show support Suffolk Art League programs, including educational programs, workshops in the schools, classes at the Suffolk Art Gallery, a student scholarship and more.

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“It just supports a great cause,” Bunch said.

The show will feature 39 mid-Atlantic antiques and collectibles dealers, some from Suffolk. Many dealers from previous years are returning, and new ones have been added.

One new dealer, Bruce Price, is from Suffolk and will bring stamps and sports memorabilia.

“That’s something we haven’t had in a while,” Bunch said.

A new furniture dealer is coming from North Carolina, Bunch said. Other dealers will have collections of silver, crystal, dolls, linens, jewelry, crockery, porcelains, artwork and much more.

In addition, vendors will be on site to repair crystal or restore frames.

“If the old family portrait in the frame has a few dings, she’ll repair that for you and get it all looking like new,” Bunch said.

She also encouraged artists looking for materials or inspiration to visit the show, particularly collage artists, jewelers and fiber artists.

“Everybody can find something to fit their taste,” Bunch said.

In addition, Brunswick stew, barbecue, hot dogs and homemade desserts will be sold on site, also benefiting the art league.

Finally, the art league will raffle off an acrylic painting titled “Tidewater” by Jean Ward Jordan. Tickets are $2 or three for $5. The drawing will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday. You do not need to be present to win.

The show, which is being held in cooperation with Suffolk Parks and Recreation, will take place at King’s Fork Middle School, 350 Kings Fork Road, on Saturday and Sunday. It will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5.

For more information, call the art league at 925-0448.