LOS ALTOS, Calif. — California Country & Folk Art Antiques Show will be held in Los Altos, Calif., on June 14 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Featured at this show is primarily American country and folk art antiques from the 17th-19th centuries including: country to formal furniture, folk art, quilts, hooked rugs, samplers, paintings, lighting, woodenware, baskets, stoneware, architectural and garden elements, camp and cottage, toys, lots of old original paint and more. The show will be held inside and out at the Hillview Community Center at 97 Hillview Avenue in Los Altos, Calif.
Antiques from or about the “Beach & Boardwalk” will be the featured exhibit at this show. Vintage items including sand pails, bathing suits, toy boats, shooting gallery targets and more will be on exhibit.
This is the 24th year the Los Altos History Museum has sponsored the antiques show. Admission to the show is $9 ($6 after 11 a.m). Enter at the show for a chance to win a $100 show shopping spree; drawing will be held at 2 p.m.
Show attendees are invited to visit the adjacent History Museum at no extra charge. Also, on the History Museum patio, artisans will demonstrate making early American decorative arts and their completed works of art will be available for purchase.
Museum members will be cooking up an old-fashioned barbecue including homemade strawberry shortcake.
Whether you are an antique lover or just interested in learning more about antiques and American history, you will find this event to be time well spent.
The show is conveniently located between highways 280 and 101 in Los Altos. For fly-ins, both the San Jose International and San Francisco International Airports are only about 20 minutes away.
For additional information about the show, including a map for directions, check out the show’s Web site at www.californiacountryshow.com or contact Tom Baker, Show Manager, at 831-479-4404.
The California Country Antique & Folk Art Show
From its inception in 1986, the California Country Antiques Show has focused on premiere country and folk art, inviting only top antique dealers to participate. Over the past 24 years, the June and October shows have been sponsored by the Los Altos History Museum and quickly became known as the premiere all-country antiques shows west of Texas. Collectors come from all over the nation, as do the participating dealers. In June 2000, Tom Baker, a well-known and highly regarded country and folk art dealer, took over the promotion of the California Country Show. Beginning in 2004, California Country expanded to include an annual show in southern California.