Black Rock Galleries

BlackRock Galleries: Auction & Design Center

Auction & Design Center
1720 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport CT 06605
203-335-0000
contact@blockrockgalleries.com
blackrockgalleries.com

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Event: Open Showroom

Thursday, November 10; 10 am to 5 pm
Friday, November 11; 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday, November 12; 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, November 13; 10 am to 5 pm

With over 20 years experience in the industry and an amazing one-stop 53,000+ square foot gallery showroom, Black Rock Galleries is the area’s preeminent source for quality fine and decorative art, antiques, unique home furnishings, and accessories, at excellent and fair price points. The business is based on a passion for scouting hidden, forgotten, and newer treasures and offering them with honesty and integrity.

BRG specializes in the auction, appraisal, and resale (through online estate auctions and consignment) of these fine items. With antique and contemporary works of fine art from world renowned and local artists, quality vintage and contemporary home furnishings, and home décor items. Come explore the treasures Black Rock Galleries offers.

Event: Works on Paper Auction Preview

Saturday, November 12; 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, November 13; 10 am to 5 pm

In the Blue Room. An amazing selection of antique, vintage, and contemporary works on paper during BRG’s two-day auction preview. All works will be available for bidding during BRG’s Works on Paper Online Auction with no reserves.

All bidding begins at $1.

Event: 100 Lot Small Auction Preview

Saturday, November 12; 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, November 13; 10 am to 5 pm

In the Garden Room. BRG is pleased to offer a small assortment of interesting and unique estate items during this 100 lot online auction. If you’ve never participated in auctions before, this is a perfect “starter” auction. All lots will be offered with no reserves.

All bidding begins at $1.

Event: Vintage Art Book Collection Preview

Saturday, November 12; 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, November 13; 10 am to 5 pm

In the Auction Hall. These are not your ordinary tabletop art books! BRG’s Vintage Art Book Collection lots contain high-end artist plates and prints. All lots will be offered with no reserves and all bidding begins at $1. Come preview these books in our Auction Hall and see for yourself.

Event: MDAC Special Abilities Art Sale/Show

Saturday, November 12; 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, November 13; 10 am to 5 pm

In the Auction Hall. BRG loves to support the Kennedy Center’s MDAC (Maggie Daly Arts Cooperative). Come view and shop a vast assortment of works created by MDAC’s members and help support an amazing Bridgeport institution. All proceeds from the sale of MDAC pieces directly benefit MDAC and its mission.

Event: Children’s Scavenger Hunt: Find the BRG Cow!

Saturday, November 12; 11 am to 4:30 pm
Sunday, November 13; 11 am to 4:30 pm

Let the kids have fun with you while you’re exploring the gallery with the BRG Scavenger Hunt! The Black Rock Galleries Cow will be placed in multiple areas throughout the building. Parents, simply snap a photo of your child (or children) with the BRG Cow and post on Instagram for a prize.

Intended for ages 3+.

Event: Open Appraisals, in the Marketing Office

Saturday, November 12; 12 pm to 2 pm
Sunday, November 13; 12:30 am to 2 pm

Have a family heirloom that you’re curious about? Perhaps you’ve found something amazing at a tag sale or inherited a unique piece. Bring your treasures to BRG where one of our expert appraisers can share some insights on its value, history, or significance. Appraisals will be performed on a first-come, first-serve basis. No appointment necessary.

Event: Art as an Investment (or Not): a Talk

Saturday, November 12; 12:30 pm to 1 pm

In the Auction Hall. Join BRG’s Grant Panarese and guest speaker, Ken Linsner, ASA, SCV, REV, ASG. Ken is Director of Art Services Group (ASG), a full-service company offering a range of appraisal, conservation, and litigation support for works of art.

Ken brings over 30 years experience in the realm of art collections and appraisals.

Grant has over 20 years of experience in the estate industry and brings a fresh perspective on the art of collecting art. Invest a little time for this talk and walk away with a wealth of information.

Event: Children’s Abstract Art Workshop with MDAC (Maggie Daly Art Cooperative)

Saturday, November 12; 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

In the Auction Hall. BRG is pleased to continue its relationship with Bridgeport’s MDAC by bringing you this children’s abstract art workshop. MDAC is an initiative run by The Kennedy Center and provides an innovative environment where individuals of all ability levels can learn, create, and benefit by participating in a multi-faceted arts program. This is going to be a great interactive workshop for children to create their own abstract works of art.

Event: Identification & Techniques of Works on Paper: The How’s & What’s to Look For

Saturday, November 12; 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

In the Blue Room. If you’ve ever looked at a work of art and thought, “I have no idea what I’m supposed to be looking for,” then this talk is perfect for you!

Join BRG’s Grant Panarese and guest speaker, Ken Linsner, ASA, SCV, REV, ASG for this informative and interesting discussion on how to identify legitimate pieces and what techniques to look for when shopping for works on paper.

Ken is Director of Art Services Group (ASG), a full-service company offering a range of appraisal, conservation, and litigation support for works of art.

Ken brings over 30 years experience in the realm of art collections and appraisals. Grant has over 20 years of experience in the estate industry and brings a fresh perspective on the art of collecting art. You won’t want to miss this talk.

Event: Decorating 101: Modern Twists on Old Pieces

Saturday, November 12; 2:30 pm to 4 pm

In the Auction Hall. Ever have that piece of furniture (perhaps passed through your family over generations) that has “good bones” but just doesn’t fit your style? Join us for this workshop where our professional panel will present you with tips and tricks-of-the-trade for easy, cost effective, and fun twists on old pieces. Feel free to bring your questions and/or a photo or two of your toughest pieces for some ideas.

Event: How to Buy at Auction: Auction 101

Sunday, November 13; 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

In the Auction Hall. If you’ve ever been curious about the auction world, let BRG introduce you to the “ins and outs” of bidding. BRG’s managing partners, Grant Panarese and Christie Spooner, will guide you through the auction process during this fun and informative session.

Event: Making Brown Wood AWESOME Again! (A Restoration Workshop)

Sunday, November 13; 3 pm to 4 pm

In the Auction Hall. BRG has seen its share of fabulous (and sometimes not so fabulous) brown wood furniture pieces. Often, through time and normal wear and tear, beautiful pieces become worn and dull. Join BRG’s managing partner, Grant, and restoration expert, Chris, in this informative, fun, and hands-on workshop where you’ll learn how to transform that old brown wood piece back to glory.