Programs & Events

Fresh Design with Antiques
Kate Avery, artist, blogger, influencer
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 2 pm

The 2019 Hartford Show will feature a millennials perspective to the world of antiques and arts. Kate Avery, artist, furniture designer, painter, blogger and influencer, is on tap to share her knowledge and design savvy with a fresh twist. She will show how to incorporate that unique and special antique object into a 21st century setting and how to curate a space as a reflection of your individuality and style. Although known for her re-furbished painted furniture, Kate has a deep understanding and respect for the exceptional and unique pieces found at the Connecticut Spring Show.

Kate Avery, artist, painter, blogger

Visit the Design Space, Chat with a young collector
Kate Avery and Emily Brandenburg
Sunday, March 24, 2019 1 pm to 4 pm

On Sunday, Kate and web-designer and collector, Emily Brandenburg will host an afternoon drop-in session at the space they create with an array of antiques/art and the essentials of a millennial. Visit with them from 1 pm to 4 pm and learn how they use that special antique piece in their unique living space or how a piece of original and exceptional artwork can be a showstopper and conversation piece in a millennial space.


Kate Avery                                                                                                        Emily Brandenburg


Our Cultural Partners
Make a weekend of it and visit these fabulous museums and sites!

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art           
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT

Connecticut Historical Society
1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT

Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT
CT’s Historic Gardens

Connecticut’s Historic Gardens
15 Distinctive Gardens throughout Connecticut including Thankful Arnold House, Hill-Stead Museum and Webb-Deane-Stephens Museum


March 15, 2019