DALLAS, TX--The online source for finding and listing antiques and art events, The Calendar of Antiques announced this week that soon it will meet the 1,000th event mark. Antiques shows, vintage markets, auctions and art galleries list events on the calendar at no charge.
Site Co-Founder Eric Miller says the site is providing a alternate view of the industry as a whole.
"There isn't a lot of hard data collected, particularly on the antiques industry," Miller says. "The calendar listings may be breaking some long-held assumptions."
First, Miller says, it has been somewhat assumed the industry is weighed towards the Eastern U.S. and Northeast in particular. While there's no evidence to conclude that's not true, Miller says its clear there are many shows in the West and Southwest, in Minnesota, Iowa and Texas in particular.
The site offers a map feature that offers a glimpse of where in the country shows are at any given time.
The large number of antiques shows may also come as a surprise to some. Launched in late 2010, Miller says 1,000 is a significant number and by no means is the site without growth potential.
"There's an unfortunate notion out there that the glory days of antiquing are behind us," Miller says. "If listings on the Calendar of Antiques are any indication, that's far from true."
Miller says plenty of higher-end mainstays like the Philadelphia Antiques Show, Washington Winter Antiques Show and Delaware Antiques Show list on the calendar as well as popular vintage markets that attract new breeds of consumers like the indoor and outdoor Randolph Street Market Festival in Chicago and the Dallas Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show.
More than 300 individuals a day currently access the calendar. A weekly "what's on" email highlights weekend events. Individuals can subscribe on the site.
More information is available at http://www.calendarofantiques.com