Art League to host antiques show and sale

Published 5:46 pm Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Suffolk Art League will hold its 35th annual Antiques Show and Sale at King’s Fork Middle School Feb. 24-25.

While there will be antiques as far as the eye can see, there will be a little something for everyone’s price range.

“There will be things listed at 50 cents and some things listed at $50,000,” said Linda Bunch. “There is something for every price range.”

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The range provided will come from 38 different antiques dealers. Some of these dealers have participated in the show before, but there are a number of new dealers being added to the program, according to Bunch.

There will be a variety of items to choose from, including jewelry, furniture, glassware and silver.

“They carry a wide variety of things like costume jewelry to fine jewelry,” Bunch said. “We also have furniture. Most of the furniture is from small to medium like chests, drawers and tables.”

Dealers will also have table linens and bed linens for sale and an array of glassware and figurines.

Dixie Peachy has been helping keep the show going for the last 35 years as the chairperson.

“She is just a marvelous organizer, and she really puts it all together for us,” Bunch said. “She’s amazing.”

While some visitors will come to shop, others can come to get their antiques fixed as well. Father Time Antiques will be available for clock repair, and Art Glass of Tidewater will be available for crystal repair.

Some crystal items can even be repaired on site if they are small, but the company will be set up working throughout the two days of the show.

The Peanut Pals are returning to the sale, and they will have Planters Peanuts and Mr. Peanut merchandise for sale. They may also bring some items for display only.

A new addition to the show will be Grey Heron Antiques. They will be selling art prints, and the price range varies from “very affordable to moderately expensive,” according to Bunch.

Guests have the opportunity to enjoy a lunch break. The cafeteria will serve barbecue and Brunswick stew from Rodman’s, chicken salad by Janie, hot dogs and homemade desserts.

The sale is the only large fundraiser for the art league, and the proceeds support classes, workshops, scholarships and other events the art league holds.

“This provides the funding necessary to allow community outreach and support our exhibition programs,” Bunch said. “That’s why we do this.”

Admission to the event will be $6 at the door. Tickets cannot be purchased in advance.