Martha Stewart to deliver keynote at Merchandise Mart Antiques Fair

CHICAGO – Martha Stewart will share her advice, ideas and inspirations as the Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair keynote speaker on May 1. A long-time antiques enthusiast and collector, Stewart will offer guests a fresh outlook on both old and new objets d’art and “how-to” suggestions for tying everything together with style. She will also discuss her vision as a successful entrepreneur with an expansive home furnishings business.

“We’re thrilled to have Martha Stewart join us in Chicago,” said Jennifer Woolford, senior vice president of MMPI. “It will be a great opportunity to get new ideas as she shares her expertise on how to combine antiques into any décor to create a beautiful atmosphere in your home.”

The Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair returns May 1-4 to The Merchandise Mart, Chicago. More than 100 top national and international antiques and fine art dealers are exhibiting in the Antiques Fair and will showcase the finest in 20th century design, Americana, architectural design, Asian art and antiquities, barometers, books, ceramics, clocks, decorative arts, folk art, furniture, glass, jewelry, paintings, posters, prints, maps, sculpture, silver, textiles and tribal art.

Tickets to the International Antiques Fair are available at or onsite during the Antiques Fair. Admission will include access to Art Chicago and NEXT. For more information, call 800-677-MART (6278). To RSVP for Stewart’s keynote, visit or call 312-527-6885.