Visitors will encounter a new layout for the Alameda Art and Antiques Faire this Sunday, Feb. 6. After 24 years occupying the same space on the runways of the former Alameda Naval Air Station, the sales area for vendor booths will be moving to the east by about 250 yards. This change has been caused by the Veteran’s Administration beginning construction on a new clinic and columbarium on the western portion of the runways.
The location of the entrance to the show on Main St., just past Navy Way, will remain unchanged. However, to accommodate the relocation of the sales area, the size of the parking lot will be reduced. Visitors are cautioned that the lot will fill up faster than previous shows and to consider using street parking along W. Redline Ave., Monarch St., and in the Michaan’s Auction Annex parking lot by the Monarch St. entrance. The shuttle bus will expand its route to pick up passengers on these side streets, as well as from the parking lot.
The change of configuration will also end the Faire’s access to the frontage road along the Estuary, causing the previous loading zone area to be discontinued. The loading zone for shoppers at the front of the show will still be available.
According to Antiques by the Bay, the company responsible for hosting and managing the Antiques Faire, these changes ensure that the beloved monthly event will continue to be held at Alameda Point. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://alamedapointantiquesfaire.com