San Francisco Gears Up For October’s Fall Art & Antiques Show


October may feel light-years away, but based on previous experience (see: every year that’s ever come before this one), summer will be over in a snap and fall festivities will be upon us any second. So, armed with that insight, it’s the perfect time to start planning for the 2018 San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show, which takes place from Thursday, October 11 through Sunday, October 14 at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture’s Festival Pavilion. 

The theme for this year’s 37th edition of the show is The Sun, The Moon, & The Stars: Celestial Imagery in Art, Antiques, & Design. Attendees can expect to see fifty international dealers selling fine and decorative arts that represent all styles and periods including American, English, Continental and Asian furniture, prints, jewelry, textiles, and more. The schedule will also feature a lecture series, cocktail hour talks, and other programming. 

Japanese buddha and two crowned figures, Edo Period (18th century) in front of rare Japanese astrolgy screen, Meiji Period (1868-1912) Dealer: The Zentner Collection

The event’s Grand Entry Hall will feature four designer vignettes incorporating borrowed pieces from show exhibitors as well as a custom designed wall covering developed in collaboration with de Gournay and the designers: Charlotte MossKen FulkMadeline Stuart, and The Wiseman Group.

Anyone interested in attending the famed Opening Night Preview Gala, which benefits Enterprise for Youth will need to be an early bird: the event opens the Show on October 10. Enterprise for Youth is a San Francisco nonprofit with a mission to prepare and empower a diverse array of Bay Area youth to “pursue life after school with a passion and purpose.” Since 1969, the organization has offered students intensive workshops, pragmatic skills and career exploration training, a network of advisors and peers, and paid internships in the fields of government, retail, health, tech, design, legal, and more.

Tickets for the preview gala and show are on sale now—get yours at

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