Announcing “Antiques and Arts Treasure Hunt Weekend.” A weekend event designed to promote our local antique and art community. Mark your calendars for June 2, 3, and 4, 2017. Beginning with the First Friday Fireworks and rolling into a two day happening, the event is sure to attract antique and art enthusiasts to our beautiful river towns to find the antique or art treasures of their dreams. Visitors will of course be able to enjoy our local shops, wonderful restaurants, and beautiful Hotels and B&B’s.
The event will feature guided antiques tours of the Golden Nugget Flea Market by Lambertville resident and host of PBS “Flea Market Warriors” Bob Richter on Saturday and Sundaymornings. The afternoons will be filled with antique & gallery art walks and studio visits of New Hope Arts, Artsbridge at Prallsville Mill, ArtYard in Frenchtown, Lambertville galleries, and other antique shops, galleries, and studios.
Transportation will be provided via a convenient shuttle bus between New Hope, Lambertville, Stockton, and Frenchtown. Saturday evening will feature an auction preview, reception, and presentation at the renowned Rago Arts & Auction Center owned by “Antiques Roadshow” specialist appraiser David Rago.
All local business owners are welcome to participate. Similar events throughout the country draw tens of thousands of consumers. We are confident that our reputation and beauty will attract a crowd. Sign up at http://www.DelawareRiverTowns.com/antique-art-treasure-hunt-sign-up/.
Deadline to sign up and be listed in the guide is May 15th.
Transportation will be provided via a bus loop among New Hope, Lambertville, Stockton, and Frenchtown.
Golden Nugget Flea Market (GNFM): Guided tour of the market with Bob Richter host of PBS Market Warriors. Participants would travel by bus from Lambertville to the GNFM. Transportation provided.
Art Yard Frenchtown: Tours of the ArtYard co-op galleries.
Rago Event: The highlight of Saturday’s Treasure Hunt is a reception from 5pm to 7pm at the renowned Rago Arts and Auction Center. Treasure hunters will enjoy refreshments and cheese while they preview fine jewelry and design on offer in Rago’s June Auctions. Rago Auction Specialists and Antiques Roadshow regulars will be on hand to share their love of art and evaluate your recent acquisitions. Discover if the art and antiques you’ve collected over the course of the day are trash or treasure.
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There will be a fee to participate. The funds will off-set the cost of advertising and promotion. Each participating gallery will be encouraged to develop some type of program specific to their venue and to provide hospitality to the visitor.
Event Participant Member $25 / Non Member $50 *
*$25 will be applied to full Chamber Membership if you choose to become a member.
Email [email protected] to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
Sponsors will be highlighted in a full page of the Delaware River Towns Antiques & Arts Treasure Hunt Guide. $100