KIA Hosts 3rd Annual Appraisal Day

November 21, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Posted: November 16, 2009
Source: Farrell Howe
Job Title: Marketing Coordinator
Department: Development
Phone: (269) 349 7775 ext. 3112

November 16, 2009

KIA Hosts 3rd Annual Appraisal Day

Kalamazoo, MI - Monday, November 16, 2009. Who hasn't watched an episode of Antique Roadshow, and thought to themselves, "I wonder if grandma's old painting is worth anything?" or, "Grandpa's pocket watch looks just like the one that appraised for thousands!" Could your collectibles actually be hidden treasures? Come find out on Saturday, November 21, 2009 (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.), at the 3rd annual Appraisal Day hosted by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts!

Appraisal DayThis popular KIA event has limited space available. Appointments are strongly suggested, but walk-ins will be accepted as time permits on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Appraisals will be given courtesy of, DuMouchelle's Art Gallery of Detroit, one of the country's top ten auction galleries. DuMouchelle's professional appraisers will provide verbal appraisals for artworks, antiques, jewelry, and other items in your collection. DuMouchelle's appraises and auctions over 2,000 lots of fine art and collectibles each month. Please note that written appraisals will not be provided.

Due to timing restrictions, a maximum of three items may be considered for appraisals. Coins, stamps and firearms are not accepted. For questions concerning an item you wish to have appraised, please describe the item and your concerns at the time of registration.

Registration is $15 per item or set for KIA members, $18 per item or set for non-members. All proceeds benefit the many free programs offered at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

Don't miss your opportunity to find out if your family heirloom is really a rare and valuable art find! Register with the KIA today at (269) 349-7775 or via e-mail.

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is a nonprofit art museum and school. Since 1924, the institute has offered art classes and free-admission programming, including exhibitions, lectures, events, activities and a permanent collection. The KIA's mission is to cultivate the creation and appreciation of the visual arts for the communities of West Michigan.