Historic Alexandria Antiques ShowA walk through Old...


Historic Alexandria Antiques Show

A walk through Old Town Alexandria, along cobblestone roads and past 18th century homes, sends you reeling back to Colonial America. This weekend you can shop for a piece of that past at the Historic Alexandria Antiques Show.

Forty-five dealers from 14 states and England will show American, English and Continental antiques - from Oriental rugs, early glass and folk art to vintage corkscrews. A preview party Thursday night will offer eager collectors the opportunity to make early purchases, while young collectors can meet on Saturday evening for a guided tour and treasure hunt. Proceeds benefit Historic Alexandria Foundation.

Show hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. tomorrow, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday at the Holiday Inn, 625 First St. Alexandria, Va. Admission $10. Gala preview party, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. today, tickets $100 per person. Young Collectors Evening, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, $50 per person. Call 410-961-5121.

Artists open studios

Spend this weekend in the Allegheny Mountains peering into local artists' creative spaces. Eleven artists in Allegany County will swing open their studio doors for two days during the Fourth Annual Studio Tour, sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council. Ornamental woodcarvings, copper jewelry, titanium-glazed porcelain and oil paintings of the local scenery are among the numerous artworks that will adorn these galleries in Cumberland, LaVale and Frostburg.

Studios will be opened to the public from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. For more information and directions, call Allegany Arts Council, 301-777-ARTS.

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