Handcrafted Heyday

The demand for handcrafted products is growing. Customers are clamoring for unique and original gifts that can’t be bought at mass retail chains. Connecting retail buyers with the makers has become a priority for many... more »

Accessory Necessities

For ardent fans of nature, science and everything animals, finding something that’s delicate yet sophisticated is becoming much more common. Animal-themed jewelry pieces are now for more than just tweens. When you look at the... more »

Philadelphia Gift Show names Art by Alyssa ‘Best Maker’

Shining a spotlight on its growing assortment of handcrafted artisan resources, the Philadelphia Gift Show recognized Alyssa Watters, Art By Alyssa, as "Best Maker" during the July 24-27 edition at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center... more »

New resources, pairings and outdoor living product at the San Francisco International Gift Fair

Moving to Moscone Center's North Hall for the July 25-28 edition, the San Francisco International Gift Fair (SFIGF) will showcase its assortment of merchandise from new designers and top name manufacturers. New for July, the SFIGF will... more »

Art out of the ordinary

Whitby Gift Shop and Gallery is showcasing the works of two Wisconsin artists in its "Basketry & Two Dimensional Art" exhibit, which runs through Sept. 4.The exhibit features the basketry art of Tina Fung Holder... more »

Lexington Studios: Quality Art and Unique Items

What started as a pastime for Sandra Satz has turned into a profitable business. She started painting years ago at night after her child was finally off to sleep — an enjoyable hobby she has... more »

Our Neighbor opens art studio, gift shop

Patty Williams quietly rolled clay into toothpick-sized shapes Tuesday and smashed them into a small Styrofoam bowl. She was building a clay bird nest as part of a class all about birds at The Porch... more »

Santa Fe International Folk Art Market Artists To Exhibit in Dallas

Dallas, TX – Dallas Market Center, the world's most complete wholesale marketplace, recently announced that artists from the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market will show at the FINDS Dallas Temp Show being held June... more »

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Upcoming Trade Shows

Jan 28 – Feb 1

Christmasworld – Canceled

Frankfurt Germany
Jan 28 – Feb 1

Minneapolis Mart Gift, Home, Apparel & Accessory Show

Minneapolis, MN USA
Jan 29 – Feb 1

Paperworld – Canceled

Frankfurt Germany
Jan 29 – Feb 2

Dallas Men’s Show

Dallas, TX USA
Jan 29 – Feb 1

Creativeworld – Canceled

Frankfurt Germany
Jan 30 – Feb 2

Philadelphia Gift Show

Oaks, PA USA
Jan 30 – Feb 3

Toronto Gift + Home Market – Virtual Event

Toronto Canada
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