Richmond Art Deco Weekend 2016

 

Welcome to the third annual Richmond Art Deco Weekend!
Sept. 9-11, 2016

 

 

Photo by Rosemary Tufaro.

Photo by Rosemary Tufaro.

Why let the fun and frivolity last only one short day when you can fill an entire weekend?

WEEKEND EVENTS

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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

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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 5th 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 5th Annual Gatsby Afternoon Picnic

Saturday, Sept. 10
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

**EARLY ACCESS WILL NOT BE GRANTED TO ANYONE WITHOUT AN EARLY ENTRY PASS**

Wilton House Museum

215 S. Wilton Road, Richmond, 23226

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Tickets

Tickets may be purchased at the gate

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.

Entertainment

We are bringing back the dance floor this year so get ready to kick up your heels to live 1920s gypsy jazz by Richmond’s own Gypsy Roots
We also are pleased to welcome James River Distillers this year!

This year’s event will feature…

Charleston Dance Lessons
Croquet and Badminton Tournaments
Vintage Fashion Contest (Dress to impress!!)
Tin Type Photos
1920s Knee Painting
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
Alcohol Permitted
No Pets
1920s GARDEN PARTY ATTIRE IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED
ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL ** NO REFUNDS AVAILABLE
For additional information, please e-mail artdecova@gmail.com
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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
Admission $7
Students $5
Beginner Lesson is included in the price of admission

(Above Mekong Restaurant)

 

Tour the Historic Central National Bank

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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
1:30 p.m.

Central National Bank Building
219 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219

Please meet in front of the building.

 

For those of you joining us from out of town, we have created a list of places to stay and visit (including some great vintage shopping hot spots!) during your time here in the beautiful River City. We hope you will join us for some of our pre-picnic events!
For questions, please e-mail artdecova@gmail.com

ACCOMMODATIONS

The Jefferson Hotel

The Jefferson Hotel

The Jefferson Hotel
101 W. Franklin St.

A Richmond historic landmark.
The Linden Row Inn
100 E. Franklin St.

Historic boutique hotel.
Richmond Marriott
500 E. Broad St.
The DoubleTree by Hilton
301 W. Franklin St.
Holiday Inn Express Richmond – Downtown
201 E. Cary St.

PLACES TO VISIT

The Byrd Theatre
2908 W. Cary St.
Richmond

Visit Richmond’s most spectacular movie palace and the benefactor of our 2013 and 2014 Jazz Age Preservation Ball, the Byrd Theatre. Located in the heart of Carytown, this fully-operational movie theater first opened its doors in 1928 and today is still an exquisite example of the era.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N. Boulevard
Richmond

The VMFA has the largest Art Deco and Art Nouveau collection outside of France. Don’t miss it!

VMFA Art Deco Tour, Sept. 16, 2012

VINTAGE SHOPPING

Bygones Vintage Clothing
2916 W. Cary St.
Richmond

Located next door to the beautiful Byrd Theatre, Bygones has been a Richmond vintage clothing staple for the last 35 years. They have an outstanding collection of original and reproduction 1920s and 1930s clothing as well as a great men’s collection.
Luxor Vintage Clothing
3001 W. Cary St.
Richmond

From housewears to antique furs, this is a great little shop to rummage through. You never know what you may find!
Halcyon Vintage Clothing
117 N. Robinson St.
Richmond

Located a few blocks away from Carytown, Halcyon is another long-time vintage clothing staple in the community. You are sure to find a true gem on their racks and their semi-annual rummage sale is not to be missed!
Cold Harbor Antiques Mall
8147 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Mechanicsville

Located slightly north-west of the city, Cold Harbor Antiques Mall truly has something for everyone. From clothes and accessories to kitschy housewares, it’s truly a challenge to leave empty handed!

DINING OPTIONS

 

Carytown/Museum District

Can Can Brasserie
3120 W. Cary St.
Pomegranate
3321 W. Cary St.
The Daily Kitchen and Bar
2934 W. Cary St.
Belmont Food Shop
27 N. Belmont Ave.
Deco Ristorante
2901 Park Ave.

The Fan

Acacia
2601 W. Cary St.
Heritage
1627 W. Main St.
Edo’s Squid
411 N. Harrison St.

Downtown

Tarrant’s Cafe
1 W. Broad St. Comfort
200 W. Broad St.
Pasture
416 E. Grace St.
Rappahannok Restaurant
320 E. Grace St.
Cafe Rustica
414 E. Main St.
Max’s On Broad
305 Brook Road

 

 

Please view the map below for many of the locations mentioned above as well as grocery stores and the picnic venue.


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