Albuquerque’s Great Southwestern Antique Show, premiere antique event of New Mexico, is celebrating its 21st year on August 2, 3 and 4. This is one of the Southwest’s largest antique shows and features the collections of more than 100 of the finest dealers from all over the United States. It is being held at the Manuel Lujan Jr. Exhibit Complex, Expo New Mexico, 300 San Pedro SE in Albuquerque.
On Friday, August 2, the Charity Sneak Preview will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. All proceeds from the $100 admission donation go directly to the New Mexico PBS Endowment for New Mexico arts and educational programming.
The show opens on Saturday, August 3, with hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and continues on Sunday, August 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. General Admission is $12 per day or $20 for a two-day pass. Tickets will be available online closer to the Show.
Attendees can expect an array of beautiful objects from many countries and cultures with an emphasis on
Native American Art and art of the Southwest. Also featured will be Tribal and Ethnographic Art, Vintage Jewelry, Clothing and Accessories, Fine Art, Mexican Art, Rare Books and Ephemera.
The Special Exhibit this year features the largest private collection of Fred Harvey memorabilia. This diverse collection of items was assembled over a 40-year period by collector Skip Gentry. It includes items from Harvey House Hotels and Restaurants catering to tourists along the Railways as well as Native American made jewelry sold along the Santa Fe rail lines. The exhibit has been curated by Skip’s daughter, Danyelle Gentry Petersen. She and her Brother Beau will be on hand to share some of the stories related to the Fred Harvey items and their father’s extensive collecting.
The Great Southwestern Antique & Vintage Show has been sponsored since 1999 by Cowboys & Indians Antiques, located in Nob Hill, Albuquerque’s vintage shopping district. Learn more at www.gswevents.com, on Facebook and Instagram or by calling 505-255-4054.S