The South Bay Winter 2011 Art of Home Show, a reincarnation of the South Bay Home and Garden Show, returns to the Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, January 21 – 23, with home staging and palate-pleasing additions that showcase local celebrities, artists, businesses, and schools. Check celebrity lineup, seminar hours, and information online before you go: http://www.southbayhomeshow.com/ and time your visit so you won’t miss any of the exciting presentations to enhance your home lifestyle.
Saturday and Sunday, the Xfinity Main Stage, hosted by University Electric Home Appliance Center, will feature celebrated master chef and cooking show host Martin Yan of Yan Can Cook fame (yancancook.com), whose Santa Clara restaurant, Yan Can, is at 3927 Rivermark Plaza.
Dubbed Sir Roy Salazar by the King of Portugal in 2005 and the Queen of England in 2008, this executive chef, master taster, and educator at the California Culinary Academy of San Francisco, will team up with charismatic Cable television personality Anthony Gilardi, star of the HDTV series “The Wine Guy Unplugged”, to match food with wine.
To further pique your palate, Cellarpass.com will host a Silicon Valley Wine Garden featuring more than 25 California vineyards. The Wine Guy Unplugged will conduct interviews and tastings Saturday noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. for those over 21. Wine garden admission: $10.
The Art of Home Show is donating booth space to Santa Clara Unified School District’s Career Technical Education (CTE) program. CTE’s culinary students are assigned to support the featured chefs as well as give their own cooking demonstrations.
CTE students in Peterson Middle School’s Advanced Culinary Arts program will offer appetizers at a Mediterranean demonstration Friday, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wilcox High School culinary arts students will present a night in Malaysia Saturday, 6 p.m.
In addition to popular home services exhibitors from past shows, there are new exhibitors such as Staging Artists of San Jose, the staging company for the show as well as for the home, and SC41 Furniture, a sustainable furniture and design company from Santa Cruz.
The Art of Home Show hours are Friday, noon – 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Active military, police, and firefighters with valid ID and children under 12 are admitted free. General admission, $10 at the door or $7 online; seniors 65+, $6. A day at the show is well worth the price of admission.