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      Charleston International Antique Show visits Lowcountry Live

      MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV)-- The 9th Annual Charleston International Antiques Show held March 23-25, 2012, is a premier destination for antiques collectors and enthusiasts who enjoy incorporating the heirloom objects into modern-day decor.

      Presented by the Historic Charleston Foundation, the Antiques Show will feature some of the nation's foremost antiques dealers with a diverse range of antiques from the 17th to early 20th century, including American, Asian and European furniture, silver, decorative and fine arts, ceramics, vintage jewelry and clothing.

      This year's location, Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain Street, highlights the show's theme: Classic Design, Timeless Style.

      The antique show will open with a special preview party on March 22 at 7 p.m.This spectacular event will kick off opening night with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and entertainment. Set amid magnificent booths and an energetic atmosphere, the preview party gives guests the first view of the show before opening day. Tickets are $200 ($50 of which is tax deductible).

      Young Advocates Soire March 22, 8 p.m.Join the Young Advocates for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and entertainment during Charleston's most stylish after-party in the heart of the city's antiques and design district.

      General Admission tickets are $75. For Young Advocates, tickets are $65 for the Soire or $100 for a combination ticket, which includes an exclusive invitation to the Preview Party for the first hour, 7-8 p.m.General Admission

      Show hours are Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tickets are $15.

      In addition to the show, Charleston's premier food truck, Pot Kettle Black, will be parked at Memminger Auditorium during lunch hours.{}

      Established in 1947, the Historic Charleston Foundation (HCF) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and protect the historical, architectural and material culture that makes up Charleston's rich and irreplaceable heritage. The foundation is known for its preservation and advocacy programs.

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