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What Is Theta Design Weekend?

Formerly known as the Theta Charity Antiques Show, the event has raised over $7 million dollars since its inception donating hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to deserving Texas charities.

Theta Design Weekend is a newly branded, expertly curated, 3-day home décor shopping extravaganza and interior design show at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center taking place December 1 – 3, 2017.

This year, Theta is taking the rare antiques from the Theta Charity Antiques Show and merging them with modernity. In our new incarnation, we will highlight everything from art, architecture, and landscaping to décor, lighting, and textiles.

The three-day shopping extravaganza will play host to thousands of attendees, descending on Houston for our Preview Party, lectures, luncheons, design panels, walks, and a Young Collector’s Party with margaritas, Mexican food and music, all with access to some of the top interior designers, architects, artists and artisans in the world.

Funds raised from Theta Design Weekend 2017 will go to support Texas Children’s Cancer Center, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens/Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Child Advocates, the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation, Yellowstone Academy, The Jung Center, WorkFaith Connection, TIRR Foundation, Crime Stoppers of Houston and River Oaks Chamber Orchestra.

The Weekend is completely run by more than 20 Committee Chairs and 200 volunteers of the Houston Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae chapter, working together to make it a success.

Our 2017 Weekend of Events

Honorary Chair: Mark Sikes
Chair: Waverly Gage VIP Champagne Reception - Preview Party/Underwriter PartyThursday, November 30 Opening Day of ShowFriday, December 1 Young Collector’s PartyFriday, December 1Mexican food, Margaritas and music. Bring friends to boot, scoot and boogie! Anne Lamkin Kinder Art WalksTours of selected works led by local art consultants
Friday, December 1
Sarah Foltz
Saturday, December 2
Sara Cain Designer WalksTours of selected merchandise and how to integrate them into your home led by local interior designers.Friday, December 1 & Saturday, December 2Jennifer Barron, Meg Lonergan, Amy Kummer, Bill Stubbs Bobby Sue Smith Cohn Speaker LuncheonsFriday, December 1Mark SikesSaturday, December 2Bobby McAlpine, Susan Ferrier, Ray Booth and David Baker, a conversation led by Margot Shaw
Mother/ Daughter BrunchSunday, December 3Anton DiSclafani, Author of The After Party. Named one of Southern Living's “Best Books of 2016 by Southern Authors”Complimentary Design PanelsDesign discussion on interior, architecture and landscape - Free to show attendeesFriday, December 1Meg Braff, Ronda Carman, Amanda Nisbett, Carleton Varney
Moderator - Danielle Rollins
Saturday, December 2Bill Curtis and Russell Windham, Bailey McCarthy, Suzanne Longley
Moderator - Margot Shaw
Sunday, December 3Paloma Contreras, Lindsey Herod, Ben Johnston, Hallie Henley Sims
Moderator - Sarah Eilers
Designer RowThree local Houston interior designers, Ben Johnston, Courtnay Elias and Sally Wheat, will each create a permanent vignette for TDW using show merchandise Blue Willow Pop Up Book StoreScheduled author appearances and book signings
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