Art & Antiques Brings Designers, Dealers, and Dynamic Programs Together at the War Memorial

Committed collectors and home curators alike will delight in four days of events from the nation’s premier art and antique dealers inside the historic Alger mansion


GROSSE POINTE FARMS, MI - The War Memorial will host the inaugural Art & Antiques at The War Memorial. Formerly a fundraiser for Christ Church Grosse Pointe, Art and Antiques has found a new home in the historic Alger Estate, where proceeds now support the preservation and restoration of The War Memorial.

Art & Antiques features four days of events and programs, with something for every variety of art and décor seeker. The festival opens with a formal preview party, followed by a festive fall celebration – our Antiques & ARTfest. General admission opens between the two premier events and will continue through the weekend.

The program will showcase keynotes from local luminaries: interior designer Corey Damen Jenkins, along with Detroit Free Press journalist and author John Gallagher.

“Art and Antiques is especially pleased to feature local voices, presenting on the subject of renewal, both in our homes, and in our hometowns,” said Joyce Russell, Director of Institutional Advancement at The War Memorial.

Dozens of featured dealers will travel from across the country – all professionally displayed in the ambiance of the historic Alger House and ballroom. All events are open to seasoned and novice collectors, as well as anyone with an interest in learning about the history of decorative arts and artifacts.

“The War Memorial serves as a home to hundreds of thousands of guests every year as they enjoy cultural programs, public performances, or private functions,” said Charles Burke, President and CEO of The War Memorial. “The proceeds from Art & Antiques will ensure the Alger House remains a home for the premier programming we are proud to offer in our role as a community gathering place.”

A variety of ticket types are available across events. For details regarding Art and Antiques events and to purchase tickets visit or call 313-332-4075

Complete Listing of Art & Antiques Programming

Preview Party
Ticket Price: $190
Thursday, November 2, 2017
6 to 10 p.m.
Join us for a strolling dinner crafted by our Executive Chef Frank Turner while visiting your favorite dealers. Valet Parking. Business attire.

Antiques & ARTfest
Ticket Price: $65 per person, $100 per couple
 Saturday, November 4, 2017
7 to 11 pm
Enjoy a festive, fall inspired party on the lakefront lawn. Warm attire suggested.

General Admission
Ticket Price: $15 per person
Friday, November 3 & Saturday November 4, 2017
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 5 2017
Noon to 5 p.m.
Visit your favorite dealers from across the country

Special Presentations
Friday, November 3, 3017 @ 2 p.m.
Putting the New in Renewal
John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press Business Writer

Saturday, November 4, 2017 @ 2 p.m.
Mixing Antiques with Contemporary Furniture and Art
Corey Damen Jenkins, Corey Damen Jenkins Associates, LLC, 2017 Trad Designer Awardee, Traditional Home

Special Presentations

About John Gallagher:

John Gallagher is a veteran journalist and author whose book, “Reimagining Detroit: Opportunities for Redefining an American City,” was named by the Huffington Post as among the best social and political books of 2010. His most recent book is “Yamasaki in Detroit: A Search for Serenity,” a biography of architect Minoru Yamasaki. John was born in New York City and joined the Detroit Free Press in 1987 to cover urban and economic redevelopment efforts in Detroit and Michigan, a post which he still holds. His other books include “Revolution Detroit,” “Great Architecture of Michigan” and, as co-author, “AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture.” John and his wife, Sheu-Jane, live along Detroit’s east riverfront.

About Corey Damen Jenkins:

Interior designer Corey Damen Jenkins, mixes vibrant colors with layered patterns to create architecturally inspired spaces that are, at once, elegant, inventive and timeless. Taking cues from runway fashion, his residences feature luxurious and refined materials including intricate wallcoverings, sculptural lighting and stately furnishings. Jenkins' goal “is to ensure that my clients’ homes are always classic, chic and without an expiration date,” states the designer. Jenkins' work can be found throughout the country with client projects in New York, Connecticut and his home base of Michigan.

Most recently Jenkins was honored with Traditional Home’s “New Trad” Rising Star of Design Award, as well as an extensive cover feature highlighting a recent commission. His work has also garnered attention from numerous publications including Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal, House Beautiful, Veranda, Domino, and HGTV.  His brand has expanded into product design with the launch of Corey Damen Jenkins Exclusively for Leathercraft and he was recently tapped as the designer for the national ad campaign for the luxury bath brand American Standard’s DXV line.

Jenkins also strongly believes in giving back to the design community. His firm generously supports a number of charities including Housing Works: Design On A Dime, Variety For The Children, The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and DIFFA: Dining By Design in New York City.

About The War Memorial

The War Memorial, located on the shores of Lake Saint Clair in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, is a legacy-filled institution with a reenergized determination to emerge as a regional driver of arts, learning, patriotism, hospitality and connectivity. Situated on the grounds of the historic Alger Estate, The War Memorial serves an estimated 200,000 individuals with over 2,000 functions annually, including programs to honor veterans, engagement experiences for adults and children, community events and celebrations, and premier hospitality services. With new programming and innovative leadership, The War Memorial is a unique, dynamic and forward-thinking hub for southeast Michigan with a mission to be a patriotic, cultural, and community leader.

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