by Sasha Milena
Art Deco lovers from around the world gathered on the Queen Mary over Labor Day weekend to connect with fellow Decophiles. The group kicked off the weekend with a glamorous cocktail party in the Verandah Grill with live music from the Swingsations, classic hors d' oeuvres, and a breathtaking sunset.Art Deco couple dressed to impress!
The weekend of activities included lectures with topics ranging from architecture, fashion, society, movies and more. The lectures bring an educational aspect to the festival and through this education people are better able to preserve the Art Deco art, architecture, and culture. John Thomas, the President of the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles, is passionate about the festival and strives to " connect passion and purpose while giving people an opportunity to experience something truly unique."
The Queen Mary is such an amazing place to host an event like this because it has a rich history and is a great example of Art Deco architecture and art. The festvial also hosted an Art Deco Bazaar with dealers exhibiting Art Deco-era items, including clothing, jewelry, collectibles, antiques, and accessories.
The grand Art Deco Ball was the hightlight of the weekend. Everyone dressed in their formal attire and came prepared to dine, drink, and dance the night away. The 6th Annual Art Deco Festival proved to be, once again, a premier event that continues to bring people together to preserve art, architecture, and culture of a time peroid that we wish not to forget.
Join the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles for Cocktails in Historic Places and other events. Visit adsla.org for more information.