Opening Night Preview Gala

  • October 2, 2019
  • 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

  • Show Floor, Festival Pavilion
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The Opening Night Preview Gala has been called “the highlight of the San Francisco Social Season” and attracts nearly 2,000 patrons of the arts who come to shop, see friends, old and new, and enjoy an evening of great food, drink, art, antiques, and design. Stunning Designer Vignettes flank the Grand Entry Hall and the Pavilion shines for one of the best parties in town. The Preview Gala is known for its live music, caviar and vodka bars, and sumptuous dinner buffets and dessert stations. It is an evening not to be missed!

Sponsored by Sotheby’s International Realty

Patrons at 2018 Preview Gala

2019 Lecture Series

  • 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

  • Lecture Theatre

Each year the Fall Show presents some of the most prominent names in the worlds of art, antiques, design, architecture, and history who share their knowledge and insight into their areas of expertise. Lectures take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the Show at 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

The 2019 lineup will be announced this summer. Please sign up for our mailing list to receive a printed or digital announcement.

Authors’ Alcove: Book Signings

Prominent authors and lecturers of the Show sign their books in the Authors’ Alcove at scheduled times throughout show days, most of them following a lecture. Past authors include Nina Campbell, Jay Jeffers, Grant Gibson, Charlotte Moss, and Hutton Wilkinson.

Sponsored by The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation / Arlene Schnitzer & Jordan Schnitzer