Citing pandemic, Women’s Board cancels next week’s Wolfson Winter Design Show – The Florida Times-Union

The 2021 version of a longtime Wolfson Children’s Hospital benefit — formerly called the Art & Antiques Show — has been canceled because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The 45th annual event was planned for Dec. 3-5, “reimagined” as the “Winter Design Show: Flaunting the First Coast” to showcase Northeast Florida’s best art and design, natural beauty and diverse neighborhoods.

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The host, the Women’s Board hoped to raise $1 million for the hospital. But board President Robin Albaneze said the event planned for this year would instead take place Dec. 2-4, 2022.

“Due to COVID-19 concerns, we have decided to move the date until next year,” she said.

But the show, to be at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, apparently will look much the same.

Two reality show personalities who were to appear at the 2021 show are also on the 2022 schedule — Ty Pennington, Emmy Award-winning television host, designer, carpenter and author; and neonatologist Jennifer Arnold, co-star of TLC’s “The Little Couple,” according to the event website. Also speaking will be Janie Molster, a Richmond, Va.-based designer and author of “House Dressing: Interiors for Colorful Living.”

Like the 2021 schedule, next year’s schedule will feature at least 45 nationally recognized designers, artists, antique dealers and decor retailers. Also planned is a black-tie gala and children’s fashion show starring past and current Wolfson patients, according to the event website.

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The show is one of two annual fundraisers the Women’s Board stages for Wolfson. The other is the Florida Forum speakers series.

Two of the three 2021-22 Forum dates have changed since they were first announced. NFL legend Terry Bradshaw will appear on Jan. 20, country singer Tim McGraw on Feb. 16. 

WOLFSON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL WOMEN’S BOARD

To donate, buy tickets for the 2022 Winter Show or Florida Forum or get more information, go to womensboardwch.com.

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