We’re putting on the sparkle and we’re always sweet! But like the rest of our fun little town, at the Staunton Antiques Center and Artisans Loft we’re decking out for one of Staunton’s biggest and most festive annual downtown events — Sparkles and Sweets — this Friday, November 9, from 6-9pm!
On our main level at Staunton Antiques Center, you can browse and shop from the thoughtfully curated and beautifully displayed goods of our over 40 vendors. They’ll have their usual (but always changing) selection of cool vintage and stately antique items, but in addition you can also find retro takes on the holiday season for decorating, entertaining, and sprucing up your place in whatever style you command — whether Mid Century Modern, kitsch, traditional, pop cultural, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and more…
So while Staunton’s downtown streets bustle with buskers and costumed players, giddy kids and doe-eyed first dates, step back in time in the antique store for tunes from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s, little treats to snack on, and so many things to intrigue and delight that you just might want to stay with us the whole night!
Art that Sparkles
And you can! Because upstairs at the Artisans Loft we’ll be piggybacking on Sparkles and Sweets with our annual fall/winter art opening.
Starry Night, the title of this juried group show, offers two exciting opportunities. The first is to meet, talk with, and see the work of our new gallery curator, Ann Cheeks. Ann is new to town, so please come welcome her not only to The Artisans Loft, but also to Staunton!
The second opportunity is to see a new roster of art and the introduction of some exciting new artists to our gallery. We have almost 75 artists and 400 pieces of art in this exciting show! As always, we strive to offer some of the edgiest and provocative visual art in town, along with finely created artisan works in the crafts — pottery, wood, stone, fiber, etc.
Upstairs we’ll have our engaging live music, a festive mood, artists to mingle with and wax poetic with over art, and light h’ors d’oeuvres for your sampling and sipping pleasure.
If there’s one night in Staunton where coming with a little sparkle of your own — glitzy, creative, wacky, or other kinds of festive fashion — will be all the rage, this is it. So put on your party togs and come on out to where everyone is welcome! EVERYONE IS WELCOME! 🙂
See you then!
–Ellen Boden, Proprietress, Staunton Antiques Center and Artisans Loft