National Road Yard Sale retraces America’s route to the West

National Road Yard Sale shoppers search for valuable items and bargains along historic U.S. Route 40. Courtesy of Connersville (Ind.) News-Examiner

DUBLIN, Ind. – The National Road, the main route for settlers streaming to the West in the early 1800s, was the first federally funded major road in the United States. Just as the National Road promoted commerce in the 19th century, the National Road Yard Sale boosts entrepreneurial activity along the 824-mile route, now known as U.S. Route 40, from Baltimore to St. Louis. The 16th annual event celebrating this historic byway will be held May 29 to June 2.

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NHADA show Aug. 8-10 caps Antiques Week in Granite State

Pennsylvania dealer Kelly Kinzle’s room display at the New Hampshire Antiques Show. NHADA image

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Some things never get old, like the Annual New Hampshire Antiques Show, which is back for its 62nd year. This year boasts 67 exhibitors from all over the country showcasing some of the finest displays of antique jewelry, folk art, furniture, fine and decorative arts, and more. Held at the Double Tree by Hilton (formerly the Manchester Downtown Hotel) from Aug. 8 through Aug. 10, highly reputable dealers will join together with thousands of buyers and enthusiasts in search of high-quality antiques while enjoying New Hampshire’s tax-free state.

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Great Lakes arts festival May 4-5 celebrates coastal living

Pieces of frosted beach glass, worn by smooth by tumbling wave action, represent the Great Lakes on the event ticket. Image courtesy Great Lakes Beach Glass & Coastal Arts Festival

ERIE, Pa. (PRNewswire) – The 2019 Great Lakes Beach Glass & Coastal Arts Festival will be held May 4 and 5 at the Bayfront Convention Center. More than 80 vendors will exhibit their original, handmade works, including jewelry, home goods, décor and edibles.

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Alec Soth curates special exhibition for The Photography Show

Laura Letinsky, Untitled #38 from the series Hardly More Than Ever, Date: 2001. Chromogenic print, 17 1/2 x 24 inches © Laura Letinsky. Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery 

NEW YORK – Award-winning photographer Alec Soth has curated a special exhibition exclusively for The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD, April 4-7 at Pier 94 in New York. A Room for Solace: An Exhibition of Domestic Interiors features more than 40 images that speak to the possibility of finding refuge during turbulent times.

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Schimmel Center at Pace University hosts New Shanghai Circus Feb. 24

New Shanghai Circus features astonishing acrobats. Image courtesy Schimmel Center

NEW YORK – The Schimmel Center at Pace University will present the New Shanghai Circus on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 4 p.m.
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Jan. 27 lecture to compare art of YY Ting and Bada Shanren

One-stroke painting by Y Y Ting titled ‘Frog and Lotus.’ Image provided by Gianguan Auctions

NEW YORK –  The Renwen Society of China Institute will host a lecture on “The Art of Y Y Ting & Bada Shanren” at Gianguan Auctions’ Manhattan gallery on Sunday, January 27. The speaker is Kwong Lum, a disciple of Y Y Ting.

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Asia Week New York announces 2019 show roster

NEW YORK – The Asia Week New York Association announces that 48 international galleries and six auction houses will participate in the 10th anniversary edition of Asia Week New York 2019, the 10-day celebration of Asian art and culture that spans the metropolitan region from March 13 through 23, 2019.

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Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair returns Jan. 10-13

Business was brisk from the moment doors opened at the 2018 VIP preview. Photo by Dylan Riv for Art Miami

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair, presented by Art Miami and sponsored by the City of West Palm Beach, will return for its third edition in West Palm Beach City’s Tent Site (825 S Dixie Hwy & Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach), on Thursday, January 10 through Sunday, January 13, 2019. The fair will open on Thursday evening with an exclusive VIP Preview at 5:00 p.m.

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Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair returns for 3rd edition

Guests at the VIP Preview of The Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair.

MIAMI – The Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair, presented by Art Miami and sponsored by the City of West Palm Beach, will return for its third edition in West Palm Beach City’s Tent Site (825 S. Dixie Highway & Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach), on Thursday, Jan. 10 through Monday, Jan. 13, 2019. The fair will open on Thursday evening with an exclusive VIP Preview at 5 p.m.

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Fort Ticonderoga to restage 1776 Christmas riot involving US soldiers

18th-century French painting of Fort Ticonderoga. Image courtesy of Fort Ticonderoga

TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) – The first Christmas at Fort Ticonderoga under the newly formed United States was a riot — literally.

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