ST. PETERSBURG - The Sunshine City Antiques and Collectibles Show returns to St. Petersburg's historic Coliseum October 14 to 16, providing an opportunity to purchase the grandeur of times past.
Hours are Friday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nearly 100 exhibit booths of antique furniture, art, porcelain, pottery and glass, silver, vintage clothing, toys, and jewelry will fill the Coliseum for three days.
The stroll through yesteryear begins with a Friday night early buying event to benefit the St. Petersburg Museum of History. Proceeds from the early buying event * open to the public * go to the museum. A St. Petersburg exhibit from the museum opens Friday and will remain throughout the show.
October's show also features the largest collection of Florida Highwaymen art available for sale. The much sought after Florida art will line the Coliseum stage. The Highwaymen, a small group of African American painters painted Florida landscapes in the 1950s. The artists created unique depictions of Florida's sunsets, waterscapes, marshes and inlets in bright colors, often painting on wood or Masonite. They sold their creations from the trunks of their cars along Florida's highways.
Kennedy Brothers Appraisals will conduct an appraisal fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Appraisals are $5 an item.
Admission is $5 Saturday and Sunday for adults. Children 12 and under are free. Admission to Friday night's early buying event is $10. Parking is free the entire weekend.
The Coliseum is located at 535 4th Ave. N. Call 823-4130.