On the Road to… Florida

On the Road to... Florida

With winter blanketing most of the country in cold and snow, Florida is the place to be in February, especially if you enjoy antiquing and going to antique shows and flea markets! No matter what coast of Florida is in your travel plans, there’s sure to be a show, shop, or event of interest to inspire you:

ANTIQUE SHOWS

Vero Beach Extravaganza
January 30-February 1
Indian Rover Co. Fairgrounds,
Vero Beach
www.floridaantiqueshows.com

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show
January 30-February 3
Miami Beach Convention Center
www.miamibeachantiqueshow.com

American Glass, Pottery, Dinnerware Show and Sale
January 31 – February 1
Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, Pompano Beach
www.sfdgc.com

Punta Gorda Antiques Show
January 31-February 1
Charlotte County Event Center, Punta
www.antiqueshowsofflorida.com

Naples Art, Antique & Jewelry Show
February 5-9
Naples Exhibition Center, Naples
www.NaplesShow.com

West Palm Beach Antiques Festival
February 6-8
1733 Athens Ct., Lakeland
www.wpbaf.com

36th Annual Sparkling Clearwater Depression Glass Club Show  & Sale
February 7-8
6340 126th Avenue North,
Minnreg Building, Largo
www.ClearwaterDepressionGlassClub.com

Sanibel Antique Show
February 7-8
Sanibel Community House,  Sanibel Island
(239) 694-0032

Renningers Antique Extravaganza
February 20-22
Mount Dora
www.renningers.com

33rd Annual Antiques Vintage
and Garden Show
February 20-22
Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando
www.omart.org

Venice Antiques Show
February 21-22
Venice Community Center, Venice
www.antiqueshowsofflorida.com

50th Charity Manatee Service Club Antiques
February 27-28
Bradenton Area Convention Center, Palmetto
www.ManateeServiceClub.com

ANTIQUE CENTERS & FESTIVALS

West Palm Beach Antiques Festival
First Weekend Every Month
9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach
www.wpbaf.com

Renningers Mount Dora Antiques Center
Open Saturdays & Sundays
20651 US-441, Mount Dora
www.renningers.com

RESOURCES FOR ANTIQUERS

Asheford Institute of Antiques
“The Worldís Foremost School on Antiques, Collectibles & Appraising”
Destin, Florida
www.asheford.com

The Antique Shoppe
“Florida’s Best Newspaper for Antiques
& Collectibles”
Keystone Heights, Florida
antshoppe@aol.com

FloridaAntiqueTrail.com
Online photo tour, description, and map of antique shops; annual brochures
www.floridaantiquetrail.com

Antiques & Art Around Florida
Shops, Shows, Museums, Calendar
Keystone Heights, Florida
www.aarf.com

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

Picasso / Dali, Dali / Picasso
Through February 16, 2015
The Dali Museum
St. Petersburg, Florida
Features rarely loaned works from more than 20 international art museums and private collections worldwide pairing these two legendary artists. Over 80 works – with a focus on paintings, and also featuring drawings, prints and sculpture – are on display.

Surrealism and Magic
January 26 – April 5, 2015
Boca Raton Museum of Art
Boca Raton, Florida
An exploration of the surrealistsí interest in magic, arcane learning, and indigenous spirituality, the exhibition includes paintings and works on paper by Kurt Seligmann, Andre Breton, Matta, DalÌ, Marcel Duchamp, Yves Tanquy, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Masson, Dorothea Tanning, Leonora Carrington, Wilfredo Lam, and Magritte.

The Complete Audubon:
The Birds of America
February 27, 2015 – May 31, 2015
History Miami
Miami, Florida
The Birds of America, by John James Audubon, contains some of the most
famous and spectacular prints ever made, and consists of 435 prints of 457 species, one hybrid and five unidentified birds. For the first time, HistoryMiami will display the entire Elephant Folio in one exhibition. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see all 435 prints in one blockbuster exhibition.

OTHER HAPPENINGS AROUND THE STATE

DAYTONA 500
February 22, 2015
Itís called “The Great American Race” but itís the race the entire world bears witness to. Because no race has the guaranteed power to elevate careers and change lives, generation after generation, like the DAYTONA 500.

27th Annual Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts
February 14, 2015 – February 15, 2015
The Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts is one of the areaís biggest and best art events. Consistently ranked one of the Top 100 Fine Art Shows by Sunshine Artist Magazine.

18th Annual Downtown Delray Craft Festival
February 28, 2015 – March 01, 2015
More than 100 of the nationís most talented artisans showcase a variety of jewelry,  pottery, ceramics, photography, painting, clothing and much more, all handmade in America.