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4th Annual Arts & Crafts Chicago show & sale

Just got this press release in my inbox. If any of you go, please send me photographs! And remember, the Frank Lloyd Wright home & studio is in River Forest, too, so you could easily make a nice weekend out of this:

The 4th Annual Arts and Crafts Chicago Show and Sale is coming back to Concordia University in River Forest on Saturday, May 30th and Sunday, May 31st 2009. Focusing on mission furniture and accessories of the American Arts and Crafts Movement (approximately 1890-1920), this show will truly be one you won’t want to miss. You’ll find 20th Century Decorative Arts including furniture, metalwork, pottery, textiles, art and lighting; everything from Stickley, Limbert, Roycroft, Rookwood and much more. Over 50 of the nations leading dealers will be on hand to answer questions and advise on how to decorate your home. This specialized event has proven to be one of the premiere antique and contemporary shows in the Midwest.

Dealers attending this year’s show are coming from all across the country. We have dealers from Massachusetts, New York, California, Texas as well as the best dealers from the Midwest. JMW and Crones Collectibles from Massachusetts will be featuring high-end pottery from the Northeast such as Grueby, Saturday Evening Girls and Marblehead, as well as furniture and accessories. Jack Papadinis Antiques, Connecticut, will be showcasing some of the premiere lighting in the country and David Surgan from New York will offer the best Heintz Collection for sale in the country. Paramour Fine Arts, which specializes in arts and crafts era woodblocks and art, will be on hand showcasing some fabulous artwork from the era. Local dealers such as John Toomey Gallery will be exhibiting as well, highlighting Midwest artists such as Frank Lloyd Wright, TECO and Jarvie.

Not only is this an antique show, but the weekend will showcase the highest quality contemporary craftsfirms as well. Ephraim Faience Pottery, Door Pottery, Arts and Crafts Hardware and Dard Hunter Studios will be in attendance, just to name a few.

With the success of the show over the last three years and with the rich tradition of bungalows, as well as the Prairie School heritage of Frank Lloyd Wright, Chicago has proven to be a perfect fit for this specialized show.

Homeowners interested in educating themselves as to the appropriate furnishings for their turn of the century bungalows and craftsman style homes shouldn’t miss the 4th Annual Arts and Crafts Chicago Show and Sale, Saturday May 30th, 2009, from 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday May 31st from 11 am – 4 pm at Concordia University at Geiseman Gym in River Forest, Illinois. Admission price is only $7 each. Free parking on site in a 5-level garage. No parking on Monroe.