ELLSWORTH: Latin America comes to Woodlawn during the Ellsworth Antiques Show Opening Night Party on August 14th. Starting at 4 pm, guests can experience the thrill of being the first to see and buy this year’s offerings of antiques while enjoying Latin American wines and fare created by Chippers Restaurant. With catering underwritten by Skinner, Inc. and wines from Eaton Peabody, the evening starts with a Cocktail Party and continues with a special Dinner at 7 pm. The Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn is presented by Boston Private Bank & Trust Company.
Starting with a Cocktail Party at 4 p.m., guests can be the first to preview the fabulous antiques and decorative fine art while enjoying Latin hors d’oeuvres and a South American wine tasting with wines courtesy of Eaton Peabody. T.W. Zeptet will provide live jazz as guests enjoy a wide selection of items priced for every budget. Tickets to the Cocktail Party are $50 per person, or $90 per couple. Following the Cocktail Party, guests can stay and join show dealers and local artists for a sumptuous dinner featuring fresh, local ingredients served Latin grill-style paired with South American wines. Cocktail Party and Dinner tickets are $135 per person or $250 per couple. A table for six can be reserved for $650.
Guests can expect all the elements that have made previous opening nights so popular: the company of good friends, the country’s best dealers, many of whom appear on the Antiques Roadshow, and fabulous art and antiques priced over a wide range which are fun to just browse or to buy. Guests can also view selections from Woodlawn in Art, a contemporary art show and competition featuring works based on a Downeast theme from some the top artists in Hancock County. The winning artists will be announced during the evening.
The August 14th Cocktail Party tickets are $50 per person or $90 per couple. Cocktail Party and Dinner tickets are $135 per person or $250 per couple (table of six for $650). Tickets are available in advance by calling 207/667-8671 or at the door. A portion of ticket purchases are tax-deductible and is also good for admission to all three days of the Show. Show proceeds are placed in a special education fund that allows Maine students to participate in Woodlawn’s programs free of charge, including the cost of transportation.
In its 8th year at Woodlawn, the Ellsworth Antiques Show, presented by Boston Private Bank and Trust Company, has morphed into more than a summer show; it is a not-to-be missed summer experience. Guests can enjoy the Show, and all Woodlawn has to offer, starting with the Opening Cocktail Party and Dinner, on Wednesday, August 14th. The Show then continues August 15th through the 17th, starting at 10 am each day. Woodlawn is located at 19 Black House Drive, off of Rt. 172 (Surry Road) and is ¼ mile from Ellsworth, Maine’s beautiful downtown. For more information on the show or to make reservations for the Opening Night events, visit www.woodlawnmuseum.org or call 207/667-8671.
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