On Thursday, May 19th from 6-8pm, The Woman’s Board of Winnetka Community House will be partnering with local fine art gallery Zia Gallery for the very first time to kick off the 2016 Antiques + Modernism Winnetka Show, taking place November 4-6. At the Kick-Off Party, the public is invited to join the festivities and celebrate the iconic A + M show with an array of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and desserts, while viewing Zia Gallery’s exclusive photography exhibit, which opens on May 7th. Zia Gallery is located at 548 Chestnut Street, Winnetka.
“In addition to announcing the official launch of our show, we are very excited to reveal two of this year’s guest speakers, who are among the most influential women in today’s world of interior design; Alexa Hampton and India Hicks,” said 2016 Show Chair, Kate Kligora. “Zia Gallery is the perfect place for committee members and the community to gather and build excitement for this year’s show, along with learning more about Alexa and India and their spotlight in the event.”
Though Alexa Hampton and India Hicks will not be at the Kick-Off Party, guests will be able to purchase their best-selling books, Hicks’ Island Style and Hampton’s Decorating in Detail, thanks to The Book Stall at Chestnut Court in Winnetka. Twenty percent of all book sales from that evening will be generously donated to benefit the Antiques + Modernism Winnetka Show.
The Kick-Off Party will also feature a short presentation by Anne Hughes, Zia Gallery’s manager, who will introduce the gallery’s new photography exhibit, followed by Kligora, who will present the special events and activities planned for this year’s show. The evening will also include a very special performance by young cast members from Children’s Theatre of Winnetka’s sold out play, The Sound of Music.
Antiques + Modernism Winnetka is a fusion of the former Winnetka Antiques Show and the Modernism Show. Nationally recognized as two of the Midwest’s most well-respected events, its combined 60-year history and prevailing reputation speaks to the caliber of this highly anticipated show.
All proceeds from Antiques +Modernism Winnetka Show support the programs and services of the Winnetka Community House, a non-tax supported organization that is dependent on a broad base of community support for its existence. The Winnetka Community House was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in August 2007. The Woman’s Board’s mission is to provide financial and volunteer support for this important community institution. For more information visit thewinnetkashow.com, our Facebook page: facebook.com/antiquesmodernismwinnetka, or call 847/446-0537.
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Antiques + Modernism Winnetka – Kick-Off Party
Thursday, May 19th - 6 to 8 pm