We are headed to the 2015 ANTIQUES & GARDEN SHOW OF NASHVILLE

Jan 21 2015

by Cheri Leavy

Antiques and Garden Show NashvilleNASHVILLE, Tenn., January 9, 2015 — In just over three weeks, keynote speaker Diane Keaton, the Father of the Bride and Annie Hall actress and style icon who has authored two books on residential design, opens the 2015 Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville, running Jan. 30 through Feb. 1, 2015 at Music City Center in downtown Nashville.

Also featured in this 25th anniversary year are celebrated interior and horticultural designers; five interactive, specially designed gardens; and more than 150 sought-after antique, art and horticultural dealers from the U.S. and Europe. Their on-site booths offer visitors a one-stop, one-of-a-kind shopping opportunity for everything from fine paintings, furniture and designer jewelry to unique garden urns, fountains and re-purposed vintage pieces.

Co-chaired this year by Julie Fleming and Kae Gallagher, the 2015 event is conceived as a wide-ranging salute to “style.” Annette de la Renta and her late husband, Oscar de la Renta, were earlier named honorary chairmen.

Presented in 2015 by TVV Capital, The Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville is the largest of its kind in the country, combining spectacular gardens, fine antiques and horticultural items into one outstanding mid-winter celebration. The volunteer-managed, three-day charity event typically draws more than 10,000 visitors to downtown Nashville. Founded in 1990, it has to date raised nearly $6 million on behalf of Cheekwood and the many charities supported by Economic Club of Nashville (ECON).

Individual run-of-show tickets are $12 to $15 before Jan. 26 and $20 at the door. All tickets, including tickets to the lectures and parties, can be purchased now at www.antiquesandgardenshow.com


The full schedule for the 2015 Antiques & Garden Show — now in its second year inside the 1.2-million-square-foot Music City Center — includes the following:









During her Nashville appearance, keynote speaker Diane Keaton will receive an award from Cheekwood recognizing her ongoing efforts in historic restoration, according to Patrick Larkin, Cheekwood’s Senior Vice President of Gardens and Facilities. Cheekwood recently announced a multi-year plan to restore and furnish the mansion’s lower levels. Creating a new award that celebrates individuals devoted to preservation and restoration is a natural extension of that initiative, Larkin said.


About Diane Keaton

Shifting effortlessly from comedy to drama and back again, Diane Keaton has established herself as an iconic and versatile actress who continues to captivate audiences all over the world. When not acting, Keaton has also proven herself to be an accomplished director, producer, best-selling author and fashion icon. Keaton’s acting career includes Hollywood classics like The Godfather Trilogy, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, and Annie Hall, as well as smash box office hits including Baby Boom, Father of the Bride, The First Wives Club. Ms. Keaton received an Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in Annie Hall and Academy Award nominations for her roles in the films Something’s Gotta Give, Reds, and Marvin’s Room. Ms. Keaton has also received praise as a director for her work on the documentary Heaven, her critically acclaimed film Unstrung Heroes, and audience favorite Hanging Up. In addition, Keaton directed the well-received television pilot Pasadena for Fox Television (which she also executive produced) and an episode of the Emmy-winning drama China Beach. As a producer, she is proud to have worked with Gus Van Sant on his critically acclaimed film, Elephant, which won the Palm d’Or at the Cannes film festival. She has starred in and executive produced the Lifetime TV movie, On Thin Ice, for which she won a Prism Award for her compelling performance. An accomplished author, Keaton has published many books on a range of subjects, including art (Clown Paintings), crime photography (Local News: Tabloid Pictures From The Los Angeles Herald Express 1936-1961), and architecture (California Romantica, House). Then Again, Keaton’s touching memoir and love letter to her mother Dorothy, was critically heralded and a New York Times best-seller. Keaton recently published another bestseller, Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty.


About The Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville

The Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville brings together top interior designers, landscape architects and purveyors of fine furnishings for a three-day mid-winter event that showcases the elements – indoors and outdoors – that make a house a home. The charitable event was founded in 1990 by Connie Cigarran and the late Sigourney Cheek. It is produced in partnership with the Economic Club of Nashville, formerly The Nashville Exchange Club, and more than 200 volunteers. Since its founding, The Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville has raised nearly $6 million for Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum, as well as many Nashville charities supported by The Economic Club, such as Big Brothers of Nashville, Fannie Mae Battle Home for Children, Martha O’Bryan Center, the W.O. Smith Nashville Community Music School and the YWCA of Nashville. For more information, please visit www.antiquesandgardenshow.com


About the Beneficiaries



About Oscar and Annette de la Renta

The late fashion designer Óscar de la Renta, a native of the Dominican Republic, became internationally known in the 1960s as one of the couturiers to dress Jacqueline Kennedy. His fashion house continues to dress leading figures, from film stars to royalty. Annette de la Renta, an American philanthropist, has served on the boards of such distinguished organizations as the Metropolitan Museum, the New York Public Library, the Morgan Library and the Engelhard Foundation.


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