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!
Welcome to the third annual Richmond Art Deco Weekend!
Sept. 9-11, 2016
Richmond Art Deco Weekend Kick-Off Cocktail Party
To celebrate the start of our Art Deco Weekend and to welcome our out of town guests, we will gather at the beautiful Jefferson Hotel for great conversation and sophisticated cocktails. This will give us a chance to greet old friends and meet some new Deco enthusiasts.
Friday, September 9, 2016
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Lounge at Lemaire
The Jefferson Hotel
101 W. Franklin St.
Richmond, VA 23220
The Fifth Annual Gatsby Afternoon Picnic
The 5th Annual Gatsby Afternoon Picnic
Saturday, Sept. 10
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wilton House Museum
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Tickets may be purchased at the gate
Early Entry Pass – $25
This year’s event will feature…
Awards for Best Picnic Display, Best Fashion Ensemble, Charleston Dance Winner
Gatsby Afternoon Picnic After (Dance) Party!
Dance ’til you drop!
If you want to stay immersed in the music of the Deco Era and learn the dances of the day, you can attend a long running swing dance in town. There will be a beginner lesson prior to the dance and you do not have to have a partner or any previous dance experience. The dance is brought to you in partnership with the Usual Lindy Suspects, Richmond Area Swing Society (RASS) and RVA Swing.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
7:30 – 8:30 pm Beginner Lesson
8:30 – 11:30 pm Dance
The Dance Space
6004-A West Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23230
Beginner Lesson is included in the price of admission
(Above Mekong Restaurant)
Tour the Historic Central National Bank
Complete in 1929, the Central National Bank building was one of the first skyscrapers in Richmond. This 23-story landmark is one of two skyscrapers in the capital city to utilize the iconic Art Deco ziggurat-inspired setback. The building has recently been restored and renovated into luxury apartments. However, the bank’s beautiful lobby has been restored to its glory day and is a sight to behold.
We will be concluding our Art Deco Weekend with a special tour of this historic landmark.
Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016
Central National Bank Building
219 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Please meet in front of the building.