Council of 101 Presents the 36th Annual Antiques Vintage & Garden Show

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ORLANDO, FL (January 22, 2018) - The Council of 101 is proud to present the 36th annual Antiques Vintage & Garden Show, combining fine antiques, art, jewelry, vintage and unique collectibles, garden blooms and more into one outstanding three-day show at the Orlando Museum of Art. The event will feature more 30 antiques and vintage dealers from around the country.

A one day general admission tickets is $15, a one day ticket for Orlando Museum of Art members is $10 (membership card is required) and a three day admission ticket is $25. Tickets go on sale January 22, 2018, and can be purchased online, in person, or by calling 407-896-4231 ext. 254.

Show Dates and Times
Friday, February 16: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, February 17: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, February 18: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Guest Speaker
This year’s special guest is Laura Dowling; she was the floral designer in the White House during part of President Barack Obama’s Administration. She has two books focused on her time at the White House; A White House Christmas and Floral Diplomacy. Dowling will be speaking and signing both books on Friday, February 16 at 11 a.m. and Saturday, February 17 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $45, which includes show admission.

Special Events

  • Thursday, Feb. 15: Opening Night Preview Party $85 per person, includes show admission, 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 16: Laura Dowling At the White House – Presentation and book signing, $45 per person, 11 a.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 16: The Art of the Cocktail, $50 per person, ticket can be used for a single day admission to the show, 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 17: Mystery Home Tour – tour a local home filled with flawless design and exceptional taste; the location remains a mystery until the arrival. $35 per person, includes show admission. Tours depart at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.  and are limited to 40 attendees per hour.
  • Saturday, Feb. 17: Laura Dowling At the White House – Presentation and book signing, $45 per person, 10 a.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 17: Floral Design Workshop with Laura Dowling, $55 per person, 2 p.m. This show is limited to 45 attendees.
  • Saturday, Feb. 17: What’s It Worth? Appraisal Day - antiques expert and show manager Charlie Miller gives a professional appraisal of family heirlooms and treasured items. $15 general admission plus $10 per item, two item limit, noon to 4 p.m. Reservations taken at the door and begin at 11 a.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 18: Restoration Expo, included with the general admission ticket price, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Tickets to the Antiques Vintage & Garden Show include admission to Orlando Museum of Art exhibitions, including State of Excellence: Treasures from Florida Private Collections, the Restoration Expo on Sunday, and Art in Bloom Floral Interpretations of 101 Corporate Lease Art selections and the Orlando Museum of Art’s permanent collection.

The Antiques Vintage & Garden Show is a longstanding fundraiser event benefiting the Orlando Museum of Art and promoting the museum’s mission to advance the positive impact of art and creativity. This and other Council of 101 events have raised more than $6.8 million for the museum’s educational programs.

High-resolution images from 2016’s event are available via this Dropbox link.

About the Council of 101
The Council of 101 was founded in 1965 to further the cultural development and appreciation of the visual arts in Central Florida. Today, this outstanding group of volunteers comprises an organization of nearly 300 women. These dedicated members devote countless volunteer hours, boundless energy and strong personal skills to annual fund-raising projects that provide significant financial support to the Orlando Museum of Art. This level of support is achieved through the Festival of Trees and the Antiques Vintage & Garden Show projects. The Council of 101 purchases, through the Corporate Lease Program, Museum-quality prints created by contemporary American artists and gifts them to the Orlando Museum of Art. Prints from this collection may be leased by local businesses through the program administered by the Council of 101. The Council of 101, since its inception, has contributed in excess of $6.8 million towards art, exhibits, facility renovation and Museum expansion programs.

About The Orlando Museum of Art 
The Orlando Museum of Art is located in Orlando's Historic Loch Haven Park at 2416 North Mills Ave., Orlando, Fla. From I-4 take the Princeton Street exit 85. Drive east on Princeton Street, and at the corner of Princeton and Mills (US Highway 17 / 92), turn left. Go one block to east Rollins Street and turn left. The entrance is the first driveway on the left.

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