Julie Rose, Public Relations
Denver Antiques Show and Sale
Phones: 303-721-9103 or 303-358-7745

Susan Hildebrand, Owner
The Collection
Phone: 303-623-4200

March 07, 2011


Denver, CO (March 30, 2011) – The committee of the Denver Antiques Show and Sale announced today that it will observe its 29th Anniversary Show by welcoming the general public to celebrate Denver’s unique and vibrant antique community at The Collection, 899 North Broadway in Denver, Colorado.

“We chose The Collection to host our Show and Special Events this year, beginning with our fabulous Patron Party, on Thursday, April 28,” said steering committee member Jodi Sorensen. “Denver has such a dedicated antiques market, consisting of collectors and connoisseurs of all ages that we decided to organize our popular event at The Collection, rather than bring our out-of-town dealers into the mix. Best of all, for this year’s Show visitors, there is no entry fee, nor admission cost to shop this year during the three days of the Antiques Show.”

“We are extremely pleased to host the Denver Antiques Show and Sale at The Collection this year,” said Susan Hildebrand, owner of The Collection, located at 9th and Broadway. “We are donating 10% of all sales during the Patron Party evening and throughout the entire weekend of Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1 to the Show’s beneficiary, the Central City Opera House Association. We’re also delighted to announce that Colorado Homes & Lifestyles is joining us as the Show’s Media Sponsor,” Hildebrand added.

The Collection, at 9th and Broadway in Denver, Colorado opened its doors in 1999 and quickly became the destination for top interior designers and customers with discriminating taste. Representing 60 merchants, dealers and artists who shop world-wide to bring to Denver their exquisite individual talents and collections, The Collection will satisfy the desires of the Show visitors. This eclectic assortment of antiques, fine furnishings, rugs, lighting, original artwork and decorative arts are displayed in beautifully appointed vignettes throughout a 15,000 square-foot showroom.

The Collection, located at the corner of 9th & Broadway, will be open for visitors on Friday, April 29 from the hours of 10 am until 6 pm, on Saturday, April 30 from 10 am until 5 pm, and on Sunday, May 1 from 11 am until 5 pm. There is no admission cost and parking is free and plentiful.

The Denver Antiques Show and Sale, has long been considered the highest caliber antiques Show in Colorado, showcasing renowned international and national dealers who exhibit a vast array of fine antiques appealing to both the connoisseur and the new collector. Each year visitors discover exquisite examples of European and American period furniture, fine vintage jewelry, Victorian majolica, American Indian and Western art, silver, antique maps and prints, Oriental rugs, European bronze statuary, fine art.

Joining the Antiques Show's returning Platinum sponsors, First Western Trust Bank and Sharon and Lanny Martin, are Silver Sponsors Colorado Bank and Trust and Jodi and Bill Sorensen.  Bronze Sponsors are AMG National Trust Bank, Brown & Tedstrom, Inc., Community Banks of Colorado, Innovest Portfolio Solutions, and Wells Fargo Foundation.  Gourmet Fine Catering, Butler Rents and Signal Graphics of Englewood have also stepped in as in-kind benefactors for the Antiques Show.

The Show kicks off with a Patron Party on Thursday, April 28 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at The Collection.Patron Party guests will enjoy an elegant cocktail buffetand are afforded the first look and buying opportunities in this wonderful social atmosphere. Tickets to the Patron Party are $150 per person or $60 for persons age 35 and under. Complimentary valet parking is available.

The popular Lecture Luncheon is scheduled at The Collection on Friday, April 29, at 11 am with featured speaker Dr. Carol Goldstein, an expert on 18th and 19th Century Chinese furniture and accessories. Her lecture is entitled, “The Value and Beauty of Chinese Antiques.” Dr. Goldstein, owner of Asian Treasures at The Collection, will graciously donate 10% of her sales to the Central City Opera House Association to the Lecture Luncheon attendees who purchase items during the Show weekend. Be sure to RSVP early, since seating is limited.

For additional information about this year’s Show or to purchase tickets for the Patron Party and Lecture Luncheon, visit the website at www.centralcityopera.org/antiques. You may also purchase Patron Party or Lecture Luncheon tickets by calling the box office at 303-292-6700. For more information about The Collection, visit the website at www.antiquedesign.com or contact Susan Hildebrand at 303-623-4200 or email her at susan@antiquedesign.com.

Proceeds from the Antiques Show support Central City Opera’s programs including its annual Summer Festival, the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program, the preservation and maintenance of the Opera House and more than 30 other Victorian-era properties and its award-winning education and community programs, which serve more than 100,000 people each year through performances in elementary and secondary schools, community centers, senior residences and theaters.

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