Once a year, the Cathedral of St. Philip hosts a festival of art, antiques, flowers, and interior design. The event benefits a designated charity and since its inception in 1969, the Cathedral Antiques Show has raised more than $5 million for local nonprofits. The 2019 event will benefit Wilderness Works, a nonprofit dedicated to providing enrichment and outdoor living experiences for children living in Atlanta’s toughest neighborhoods. The Wilderness Works programs offer summer camp as well as school season programming in partnership with Atlanta’s leading homeless shelters.
While the event takes place at the iconic Cathedral of St. Philip, the church receives no funding from the Cathedral Antiques Show. The event is a major outreach project sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women and relies on hundreds of volunteers and support from antiques dealers, sponsors, the community, and the church itself.
This year’s event will see the return of the interior design vignettes to the show’s main floor which showcase designers’ visions in incorporating antiques with modern design aesthetics. Flowers will be on display as part of the Flower Festival, and the Iron Floral Competition has returned by popular demand. Other events throughout the weekend include the Lecture Series and Patron Preview Party.