FAQ

About The Winter Show

Q: Is The Winter Show an auction or a sale?
A: The Winter Show is not an auction, but a marketplace where high-quality art and antiques can be purchased by the public every day during the Fair’s 10-day run.

Q: Is it possible to purchase items at The Winter Show?
A: Yes, everything displayed by the exhibitors at the Fair is available for purchase.

Q: Do sales revenues from purchases at the Fair go to East Side House?
A: No. All revenue from sales at the Fair goes to the individual exhibitor who sells the item(s).

Q: How does East Side House benefit from The Winter Show?
A: The Winter Show, created by the charity in 1954, is owned and produced by East Side House and provides a significant portion of its philanthropic budget. The Winter Show is the only major art fair in the United States from which all net proceeds–ticket sales, catalogue revenues and corporate sponsorships–benefit a charity. Visit eastsidehouse.org to learn more.

Q: What is East Side House Settlement?
A: East Side House is a community-based organization in the South Bronx. East Side House works with schools, community centers and other partners to bring quality education and resources to residents of the Bronx and Northern Manhattan. Recognizing education as the key to economic and civic opportunity, East Side House help approximately 10,000 individuals improve their lives each year with programs ranging from basic literacy to specialized technology training.

Q: How can I be sure of the quality and legitimacy of the works of art and antiques offered at the Fair?
A: Over 150 experts specializing in the fields present at the Fair examine each work of art and antique for authenticity, date, and condition. This process assures collectors that they can buy with confidence. Those objects found not to meet the high standards of the Fair are removed.

Q: I am looking for a specific object. Can you help me?
A: Yes and no. If you know what you are specifically looking for, you may want to visit our Exhibitors page, and find an exhibitor who may be able to help you find what you are looking for.

Q: Can I bring my antique into the Fair to have it appraised?
A: Outside antiques and/or fine art are not allowed on the Show Floor, and must be checked in Coat Check. If you have an object you would like appraised, we recommend contacting an auction house or an individual exhibitor.

Q: How large is the Fair?
A: The Winter Show features 70 exhibitors within a space measuring approximately 32,376 square feet.

Q: How do I become an exhibitor at The Winter Show?
A: Please complete our online application.

Q: When is the next edition of The Winter Show?
A: The Winter Show 2019 will be held from January 18-27, with the Opening Night Party taking place on January 17.

Q: Can I buy a catalogue without visiting the show?
A: Yes, you can purchase a catalogue by dialing our Development Office at (718) 665-5250.

Q: Can pictures be taken at the Fair?
A: Yes. Be sure to tag #thewintershow on social media.

Q: Are pets allowed into the Fair?
A: No, with the exception of service dogs. Certification must be provided to enter the Show Floor.

Facilities at the Show

Q: Are wheelchairs available at the Fair?
A: Yes. If you or someone in your care needs a wheelchair, please call the Fair Office at (917) 420-0669.

Q: Are there lockers available for use?
A: No, but there is a manned coat check.