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Houston society's hottest antiques sale returns with can't-miss finds and designers

Houston society's hottest antiques sale returns with can't-miss finds

Theta Charity Antiques Show
Savvy shoppers mark the Theta Charity Antiques Show each year for fab finds and A-list designers.   Photo courtesy of Theta Charity Antiques Show

Houstonians love a lot of things about our city: its welcoming vibe, its giving spirit, its culture, and its excitement about being in Houston among them.

All of those things come under one fabulous umbrella with the annual Theta Charity Antiques Show, which will take place November 21-24 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Tickets are now on sale.

The beloved event is a chance for Houstonians to indulge not only in the city's philanthropic personality but find some terrific deals on antiques and objects d'art. The popular sale is one of the hottest tickets on the Houston social calendar.

Hosted by the Houston Alumnae Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta, the annual event brings together designers, exhibitors, collectors, and lovers of beautiful artwork. This year's co-chairs are Courtney Hill Fertitta, Jennifer Donovan O’Donnell, and Giggy Martin Thanheiser.

The four-day show allows attendees to purchase everything from art to home goods to furniture. Proceeds benefit a variety of Houston-area nonprofit organizations and charities, including the show's main beneficiaries, the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens/The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Child Advocates; Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation; and Texas Children’s Cancer & Hematology Center. Amazing Place, Bo’s Place, Camp for All, Holly Hall, Nick Finnegan Counseling Center, The Rise School, and The Rose will also receive philanthropic support from the 2019 show.

The current schedule follows, although Theta is still finalizing the daily roster of speakers and activities.

Thursday, November 21
7 pm (preview party)

Friday, November 22, and Saturday, November 23
10 am to 6 pm

Sunday, November 24
Noon to 6 pm


The Theta Charity Antiques Show runs November 21 through 24 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas. General admission tickets are $25 and allow participants into the show, the opportunity to shop, and attendance at any of the speaker series events taking place during the weekend.

A general-admission ticket also allows for re-entry during the run of the show. Tickets to the November 21 preview party are $250 and include entry to the show all weekend long, as well as an elegant evening of cocktails, dining, and music, while getting a first look at the exhibitors. All tickets can be purchased online.