East Side House is a community-based organization in the South Bronx, and the owner and beneficiary of The Winter Show. We work with schools, community centers and other partners to bring quality education and resources to residents of the Bronx and Northern Manhattan, helping improve the lives of approximately 10,000 individuals each year.
Design legend Mario Buatta (1935-2018) was hailed as the Prince of Chintz, but as Chairman of The Winter Show from 1977 to 1991, he was our fearless leader. Today, we mourn his death and celebrate his life.
“Mario put the The Winter Show on the map in terms of creating a ‘must-attend’ event,” says Arie L. Kopelman, Chairman Emeritus, who was Buatta’s successor as Chair of the Show. “He built a strong foundation for the fair, and we are so grateful for his enormous contribution.”
“East Side House and The Winter Show will remember Mario for his colorful vision and energetic leadership," add Lucinda C. Ballard and Michael R. Lynch, the Show's current Co-Chairs. "As we celebrate our 65th anniversary, we will raise a toast to Mario's legacy.”
Over 200 pages of fine art and antiques, architecture, interior design, luxury goods, and real estate, as well as essays on the 2018 loan exhibition and East Side House Settlement, the Fair’s beneficiary.