The San Francisco Fall Arts and Antique Show is the oldest continuously operating international art and antiques show on the West Coast. Approximately sixty dealers offer an extraordinary array of pieces from around the world including paintings, furniture, textiles, jewelry and more.

The Gala:

It begins with a glitzy Opening Night Gala on Wednesday, October 25th featuring caviar and vodka bars, endless champagne, gourmet hors d’oeuvers and buffets, a dessert room, and music by Cosmo Alley Cats. Tickets to the gala range from $300-$5,000.

Drew Altizer Photography via www.sffas.org

The Show:

The shows kick off at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion on Thursday the 26th and proceed through Sunday the 29th.

Single-day general admission tickets are $15. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, a flower trend can be noted throughout the displays.

The Complimentary Cocktail Hours:

Be sure to attend the complimentary cocktail hours, offered for all general admission show attendees on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, featuring wine from Napa Ridge Winery. The cocktail hours begin on Thursday at 4 pm with a Floral Demonstration: Designing with Flowers and wrap up on Saturday with Talk and Tasting: A Taste of California.

The Lectures:

A series of lectures from prominent writers, designers, and artists are available to attend for $10. Among the speakers are Steven Stolman: a designer, expert party-planner, and author of three books and Miguel Flores-Vianna: interior design photographer and author of “Haute Bohemians”.

The Book Signings:

Purchase books by some of your favorite lecturers of the weekend at Hayden & Fandetta Booksellers and get a complimentary meet and greet and signing! Don’t miss this opportunity that goes from noon to 3:30 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

See the full program here.

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