Celebrating the Elegance of a Bygone Era
We hope to expand the community’s knowledge and awareness of Art Deco by offering educational programs, lectures and museum and walking tours. We also will keep the public abreast of preservation issues through public meetings and announcements via various media outlets.
Re-creating and celebrating the elegance of this glamorous era is another important step in the preservation process. To bring the community together to celebrate the social aspects of the era, the Art Deco Society of Virginia plans to host and sponsor numerous era-appropriate events such as social gatherings, dance events, film series, lawn and garden parties and galas. We want to encourage enthusiasts to dress the part and to have a good old fashioned time!
The Second Annual Richmond Art Deco Weekend — Sept 11-13
ADSVA and VCU Southern Film Festival Present “Heart o’ the Hills” with Live Music by The Hot Seats
Join us as we kick-off our second annual Art Deco Weekend!The VCU Southern Film Festival, sponsored by the Art Deco Society of Virginia, the VMFA and the VCU Department of History, is proud to present “Heart o’ the Hills,” staring Mary Pickford.This year, the theme of the VCU Southern Film Festival is “Exploring Musical Traditions & Stereotypes in Popular Film.”The film, which will be shown in the Leslie Cheek Theater, is a silent movie exploring family tensions and the exploitation of coal resources in the highlands of Kentucky.Virginia band The Hot Seats will accompany the film with their particular blend of Appalachian, old-time bluegrass ragtime, and the swagger of good old rock and roll.
A panel discussion will follow.
Friday, Sept. 11, 2015
6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts200 N. Boulevard
General Public: $8
VMFA members and Art Deco Society members: $5
VCU faculty, students and staff with valid VCU ID: FreeAFTERPARTY TO FOLLOW at Richmond’s newest speakeasy, Grandstaff and Stein Book Sellers (2113 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23223)Password will be given out at the event.
The Fourth Annual Gatsby Afternoon Picnic
***NOTE DATE CHANGE***
DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE PICNIC HAS BEEN MOVED TO SUNDAY, SEPT. 13.
Grab your boater, your garden party finest and your picnic basket and join the Art Deco Society of Virginia as we journey back in time to the 1920s, where afternoons on the lawn consisted of friends, food and frivolity!The 4th Annual Gatsby Afternoon Picnic will take place on the lush lawns of the Wilton House Museum. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon dining with friends, both new and old, while overlooking the beautiful James River.
The 4th Annual Gatsby Afternoon Picnic
Sunday, Sept. 13
**EARLY ACCESS WILL NOT BE GRANTED TO ANYONE WITHOUT AN EARLY ENTRY PASS**
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wilton House Museum
215 S. Wilton Road, Richmond, 23226
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Early Bird Special!
(through midnight Aug. 10)General Admission – $15
Kids 12 and younger – Free
Tickets purchased after Aug. 10 or at the door
General Admission – $20
Kids 12 and younger – Free
Early Entry Pass – $25
Want to beat the crowd and pick out the best picnic location? Or be the first in line for a paper moon photo? With the Early Entry Pass, you can gain access to the grounds at 10:30 a.m.
We are bringing back the dance floor this year so get ready to kick up your heels to live 1920s swinging jazz by Washington, DC’s Blue Crescent Syncopators! and a ukulele Ike tribute by Danny Willis!We also are pleased to welcome back Green Hat Distillery from Washington, DC!
This year’s event will feature…
Charleston Dance Lessons
Croquet and Badminton Tournaments
Vintage Fashion Contest (Dress to impress!!)
Paper Moon Photo Booth
Charleston Dance Competition
Vintage Retail Vendors
Food Vendors and more!
Awards for Best Picnic Display, Best Fashion Ensemble, Charleston Dance Winner
Bring Your Own Blanket and Picnic Lunch
No Pets1920s GARDEN PARTY ATTIRE IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGEDALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL ** NO REFUNDS AVAILABLEFor additional information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Official 2015 Gatsby Afternoon Picnic Kick-Off Party!
Get ready to warm up those dancing legs at the official Gatsby Afternoon Picnic Kick-Off Party! Join us for a high energy swinging evening with Virginia Beach’s own, 504 Supreme! Don’t know how to dance or want to brush up on your moves? No problem! There will be a beginner lesson from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Band kicks off at 8:30 p.m.!Admission is $15
Beginner Lesson is included in the price of admissionThe Dance Space
6004-A West Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23230
(Above Mekong Restaurant)
Please refer to our calendar for future events: