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The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show Blooms This October

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A must-attend event, a feast for the eyes, a legendary opening night party, the most prestigious show on the West Coast—these are just a few words of praise for The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show from past attendees.

(Courtesy of SF Fall Arts & Antiques Show)

Embracing the power of flowers, as a hometown nod to the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, the 36th annual show will excite with its theme, Flower Power: Floral Imagery in Art, Antiques & Design. Opening on October 25 with the glittering Preview Gala, the art and antiques show continues from October 26 through 29 at Fort Mason Center's Festival Pavilion.

The Show brings together over 50 of the finest art and antiques dealers from North America and Europe, selling an extraordinary range of pieces from across the globe and throughout the centuries. But that's not all—the show days are full of programming. Register to attend a lecture on haute bohemians to discover design trendsetters, or delve into the world of expert party-planner, Steven Stolman. Choose from six lectures, or attend one of the complimentary Cocktail Hour Talks and learn about designing with flowers or California art and wine.

Friday night is a going to be a special evening with a sneak preview of a new theatrical performance, LAUTREC et La Belle Nuit, inspired by the by the kaleidoscopic spirit of Montmartre and the vibrant art of Toulouse-Lautrec during the Belle Époque. On Friday, October 27, get transported to Paris by Emmy Award-winning conductor and producer, George Daugherty, two brilliant singers from San Francisco Opera, and a vivacious instrumental ensemble. The Show is offering 7x7 readers complimentary general admission from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. to enjoy the performance and wine from Napa Ridge Winery. Find out more at sffas.org/programs.

If you're looking for even more glitz, the Opening Night Preview Gala pulls out all the stops—endless caviar and champagne, copious hors d'oeuvers, gourmet dinner, an ever-indulgent dessert room, fabulous people, and the vintage dance-band, Cosmo Alley Cats—all in a breath-taking setting filled with inspiring pieces.

For more information and tickets, visit sffas.org.

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