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The 69th Annual Washington Winter Show Brings Joy to DC

The second oldest charitable antiques show in the United States

Well dressed man in room filled with art and antiques.
Antique dealer, Chris Evans, of Christopher and Bernadette Evans Antiques is a delightful expert on Country Americana and Folk Art. (Photo: Allison Priebe)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Looking for something fun, interesting, or cultural to do this weekend?  Look no further than The Washington Winter Show held at The Katzen Arts Center on the campus of American University.  Founded in 1954, The Washington Winter Show. The Washington Antiques Show, is the second oldest charitable antiques show in the United States. It brings together fine art and antiques from more than 40 dealers and opportunities to engage with some of the nation’s top names in design and historic preservation through educational lectures and panel discussions.

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Prices at The Washington Winter Show range anywhere between $65 and $60,000 and have been curated by experts from around the country. (Photo: Allison Priebe)
The Saturday Design Panel, Where Beauty Meets Joy, will be headlined by style luminaries India Hicks, Celerie Kemble, Joy Moyler and Alex Papachristidis. Executive Director of Hillwood, Kate Markert, Dr. Wilfried Zeisler, Chief Curator, and Ellen Charles, granddaughter of Marjorie Merriweather Post.  They will discuss the inspirations for Post’s design and collections at the Saturday afternoon Lecture.
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Collector and freelance journalist, Stephanie Green, finds the show a can’t miss event every year. (Photo: Allison Priebe)
Acclaimed garden designer Chip Callaway will moderate Sunday’s lecture entitled, Mimosas and Waffles, Planting the Seeds of Restoration, with Sir Peter Crane, President of Oak Spring Garden Foundation, and Dean Norton, Director of Horticulture at George Washington’s Mount Vernon.
Bronze statue of three nudes, an antique sideboard and anyqie miror above it.
The most discerning residents from Old Town would certainly find something beautiful for their townhouse at the show.  They would also be pleased to learn that “the brown is bad” sentiment in decorating is not the case within the world of antiquities. (Photo: Allison Priebe)
Executive Director Jonathan Willen commented, “Our upcoming show promises something for everyone to spark JOY in their lives and sets the stage beautifully for the celebration of our seventieth anniversary in 2025.”
Three women at the show.
Collectors ages run the gamut at The Washington WInter Show.  These three young ladies were in their 20’s with their eyes on future purchases from bygone eras. (Photo: Allison Priebe)
During the past 68 years,the Washington Winter Show has provided almost $10 million to its chosen charities and will benefit The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys, St. John’s Community Services, and Building Bridges Across the River in 2024.
Ornate Gold frame surrounds small Renoir painting of a hatted woman in pinkish red.
Who wouldn’t want to hang a Renoir prominently in their home? (Photo: Allison Priebe)
Show Hours:• Fri: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm• Sat: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm• Sun: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Guests have the ability to pick the minds of some of the country’s foremost experts on various types of antiques and then have the good fortune to take home any of these aspirational items… if the price is right! (Photo: Allison Priebe)
For more information on The Washington Winter Show or to purchase tickets to one of the fabulous events visit





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