Savannah Antiques and Architecture Weekend:
Home is Where the Art Is
Home is Where the Art Is
Savannah’s historic architecture and interiors have inspired artists since the eighteenth century and still do today. This year we celebrate this tradition with events in historic homes and gardens surrounded by inspired classic works of antiques, art, and architecture.
Award-winning interior designer Philip Mitchell joins us as our keynote speaker this year. Events will include an Inspired Art Exhibition of artworks influenced by antiques and architectural elements from the Andrew Low House Museum and the Green-Meldrim House. Private house tours, a Fabulous Fete, a reception at the Andrew Low House Museum, and an online auction will fill the robust schedule this year.
Organized by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia, a 501C3 charitable organization, this event supports the ongoing preservation of two of the City’s prominent historic houses, the Andrew Low House Museum and the Green-Meldrim House.
Andrew Low House Museum Reception & Special Tours
March 9, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Andrew Low House Museum
329 Abercorn Street
Mix and mingle in the courtyard of the Andrew Low House Museum with our keynote speaker Philip Mitchell, Exhibition Designer Chuck Chewning, and other special guests. Enjoy period cocktails and special tours of the Andrew Low House that focus on the antiques and art collections.
Inspired Art Exhibition
March 10 & 11, 10 a.m – 2 p.m.
14 W. Macon Street
Invited artists will create works of art in several mediums that are inspired by the antiques, art, and architecture of the Andrew Low House Museum and the Green-Meldrim House. The Exhibition will be designed by Savannah’s world-renowned interior designer, Chuck Chewning, who will be present during the Fabulous Fete to introduce the artists and talk about their inspirations.
Fabulous Fete & Inspired Art Exhibition
March 10, 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
14 W. Macon St.
Join us at the Green-Meldrim House
Our annual evening event at the Green-Meldrim House features cocktails, food, live jazz music, viewing of the Inspired Art Exhibition with Chuck Chewning, and a last chance to bid on the online auction items.
Keynote Luncheon and Talk
“Collected Interiors” with Philip Mitchell
March 11, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
DeSoto Hotel Ballroom
15 E. Liberty Street
Award-winning designer Philip Mitchell believes that every home is as distinctive as each individual and tells a unique story. Since 2002, thanks to his ability to create strikingly beautiful living spaces that complement the distinct personalities and lifestyle of each client, Philip Mitchell Design has built an international presence. He always incorporates his clients’ collections in the forefront of his interiors.
He has been selected twice as one of the Top 100 Designers of the World by Andrew Martin Awards and named one of the Top 25 Designers by House & Home Magazine. He has received numerous historic preservation awards and has been invited twice to participate in the New York City Kips Bay Decorator Show House. Philip’s work has been widely celebrated in Architectural Digest, Veranda, House Beautiful, Galerie Magazine, Traditional Home, House & Home, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
Philip will be signing copies of his book Collected Interiors after the luncheon.
Private Home Tours and Reception
March 11, 6:00 p.m. – 8 p.m.
423 and 425 Bull Street
For years, private residents have opened their homes for exclusive tours. This year, the Alder Family and Charles H. “Bo” Pitts host us in their twin townhouses at 423 and 425 Bull Street. Built in 1858 for the Reverend Charles Rogers and designed by John Norris, these homes are considered Savannah’s most unusual historic row houses. Each is distinguished by the delicate cast iron tracery and woven wire work on the covered porticoes.
March 6 – 12, ending at 7:00 PM
Bid high and bid often on great objects, art, experiences, and services. All purchases go to support the Andrew Low House Museum and the Green-Meldrim House.