Antiques Roadshow — PBS’s most-watched ongoing series — is set to roll through Spokane on June 6 for an all-day antique appraisal event. PBS is teaming up with KSPS to record three episodes for part of Antiques Roadshow’s six-city summer tour that are scheduled to air the following January, 2016, for the show's 20th season.
The show had great success during its last visit to Spokane in August 2007, and for its second go-around as many as 6,000 ticketed guests are expected.
Those in attendance can receive a free evaluation of up to two antiques or collectibles from specialists, including independent dealers and professional auctioneers. Straying from some of the more unusual artifacts and typically evaluated on the show, the focus for this year's show tour is "furniture roundup." Locals near each tour stop are invited to submit photos online of any antique furniture they may be interested in having appraised. Antiques Roadshow plans to transport some of these submissions to the show venue for on-site appraisals.
Admission to the Antiques Roadshow is free, but participants must fill out a ticket application online by Monday, April 6. Following the deadline, guests are drawn at random from all the submitted applications for an opportunity to discover the values of their hidden gems. Details regarding the venue for the tour stop here haven't been announced.
Here's a glimpse at the show's last stop in Spokane.