New Bedford, Mass. –The 11th Annual Scrimshaw, Maritime Arts & Antiques Show will take place Friday, May 15, 2020 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Waypoint Event Center in New Bedford, Mass. The show is sponsored by the Antique Scrimshaw Collectors Association (ASCA).
The vetted show will feature high-quality antiques and art, including scrimshaw, nautical instruments and tools, log books, ship models, photos, paintings, prints and much more, with some of New England’s foremost dealers taking part.
“We’re thrilled to present this great show,” said Parke Madden, president of ASCA. “Attendees can expect to see wonderful antiques from top maritime dealers.”
Any proceeds from the show will support the Antique Scrimshaw Collectors Association, a non-profit organization with a mission of promoting and protecting the trade, collection and study of antique scrimshaw.
The show coincides with the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s annual Maritime Weekend, a series of receptions and presentations on maritime art and artifacts, including scrimshaw, ship carvings, marine paintings and nautical instruments.
“Piggybacking the Scrimshaw, Maritime Arts & Antiques Show is the expanded program at the Museum, which offers a unique opportunity to improve your maritime collecting skills in a welcoming, well-rounded setting,” said Andy Jacobson, an ASCA board member and a participating vendor in the show.
The Scrimshaw, Maritime Arts & Antiques Show will be held at the Waypoint Event Center at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, located at 185 MacArthur Drive in New Bedford, just a half-mile from the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Admission is $10 for general admission, or $14 for early admission at 11 a.m. Discounted tickets are available with coupon.
A limited number of vendor booths are still available.
For more information, please visit www.antiquescrimshawcollectors.org or call Mary Boger, event chair and secretary of ASCA, at 818-522-0659.
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