The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Saturday, January 31, 2015

Nashville Antiques Week site taking off
Over the past last 31 years, Nashville has blossomed into an antique buyers center.
NASHVILLE, TN.- When launched in November 2011 as the destination site for the antiques shows and happenings that make Nashville the place to be the first week in February, not even the site’s co-founders expected it catch on as quickly as it has.

But, Eric Miller, co-founder along with Regina Kolbe, announced that traffic is building exponentially, faster than the blog postings can go up. “It’s clear,” Miller, stated, “that the thousands of affluent buyers preparing to go to Nashville need clarity on the events.”

Over the past last 31 years, Nashville has blossomed into an antique buyers center. The recent addition of Antique Archaeology, a retail store owned by American Picker Mike Wolfe helps cement Nashville's destination status. The longest running show is The Heart of Country Antiques Show at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, now in its 31st year.

It's complimented by Jon Jenkins’ successful Tailgate-Music Valley Antiques Show this year at the Hendersonville Expo Center. And the Nashville Antiques and Garden Show is a benefit antiques show for Cheekwood, a 55-acre botanical garden and museum located on the Cheekwood Estate.

Finally, the Fiddlers Antiques Show continues this year, filling the Fiddlers Inn.

For the collectors who make the trip to Nashville to shop the finest dealers and galleries, the diverse and spread out venues for the shows have proven something of a logistical problem. unifies everything with maps, listing and attractions – all in one place.

The goal of the is to create a seamless experience for seasoned collectors and new buyers. It offers content about the types of antiques and arts being presented and where. It also lists Attractions, Places to Stay, Local Information and Maps. will be accompanied by a mobile app that can be downloaded free.

Miller and Kolbe state that ,like its sister sites,, and - will be kept current year round, giving a full year’s worth of Internet exposure to advertisers.

Named weeks came to prominence in the 1990s and 2000s as a way for show promoters to create sales venues for multiple dealers. During the heyday of “antiquing,” they enjoyed enormous success. In recent years, business has fallen off. That is partially due to a shift in America’s taste, the retail nature of auction houses, the strong art dealer communities.

Miller, who launched Urban Art & Antiques in 2007 and Calendar of in 2010, and Regina Kolbe, President of PR To the Trade, a public relations firm specializing in antiques and art marketing, conceived the idea in spring of 2011, after an attempt to re-brand Asia Week as Asian Arts Week to make it a more educational experience while representing a broader segment of auction houses.

“What we discovered,” Miller said, “is that the antiques world is really a universe of a lot of smaller worlds, each tied to a show or an event, each with its own established audience. Our research showed that there was rarely an attempt to broaden the scope of the event through branding or the educational events. is still accepting advertisers for the site and the mobile app. For details, dealers and antiques show promoters can request a rate card by contacting Eric Miller at Advertisers need not be from out of town. Local galleries can promote themselves by buying space on the site.

Today's News

January 5, 2012

Rare first edition of John James Audubon 's 'The Birds of America' to be sold at Christie's

Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge to become a Royal Patron of The Art Room

James Cohan Gallery presents a group exhibition curated by Jessica Lin Cox and Elyse Goldberg

Polish art student hangs own painting at National Museum in the southwestern city of Wroclaw

Nationalmuseum announces acquisition of Cactus Exhibition vase by Edward Hald

James Nares: Movies, photographs and related works on paper at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Galerie Lelong presents an exhibition featuring a new generation of contemporary artists

Friedrich Seidenstücker: Of hippos and other humans at Berlinische Galerie in Berlin

John Eskenazi to present Hindu Gods and Serene Buddhas in New York coinciding with Asia Week

Phillips de Pury & Company announces highlights from Modern and Contemporary editions sale

Pacific Standard Time announces eleven-day performance and Public Art Festival

A precious painting by Admiral Sir George Back resurfaces at the Canadian Museum of Civilization

Isaac Layman's first solo museum exhibition on view at the Frye Art Museum

The New York Public Library Launches eBook Central

Nashville Antiques Week site taking off

Acker Merrall & Condit 2012 January sale presents world-class collections of finest wines

Heart of Brooklyn launches national initiative

Dumbo Arts Center presents 100 Tweets by Michelle Vaughan

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Egypt conservationists to sue over 'botched' Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun mask repair

2.- Scrolls scorched by Vesuvius may be read again thanks to 21st century technology

3.- Italian government seizes more than 5,000 looted antiquities in record 45-million-euro haul

4.- Remains of at least five people found in Alexander the Great-era tomb in Amphipolis

5.- Munich poised to lift ban on Holocaust memorial project known as Stolpersteine

6.- Rare coin records smashed by Heritage Auctions at Florida United Numismatists Convention

7.- Bonhams to offer Alan Turing's hidden manuscript on the foundations of mathematics and computer science

8.- Jane Wilson, painter of luminous landscapes, dies at the age of 90 in New York

9.- First exhibition in the UK to examine Rubens’ influence on art history opens in London

10.- Paul Simonon presents a series of new paintings at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site