2017-05-21 - 2017-05-23
Now in its 31st year, SURTEX® is the global B2B marketplace for sourcing original art & design—where artists, art agents, licensing agencies and licensors connect with manufacturers, retailers and licensees to create the next best-selling products in every category imaginable. Home furnishings, wall coverings, fabric prints, decorative accessories, bed and bath, stationery, giftware, apparel and so much more…if it’s any product with a surface or textile design of any kind, there’s a good chance it originated at SURTEX. SURTEX is the largest market for licensing original artwork, prints and patterns as part of your company’s product development needs within our Art & Brand licensing section. As demand grows, so does SURTEX, from our distinguished Atelier section attracting globally refined design studios for private label purchase needs, to our Attendee’s increased momentum seeking emerging artists within our Design District section. New beginnings, endless possibilities.
Why Attend... SURTEX Features: The largest domestic market for discovering the latest in original surface art & design- from contemporary patterns to high-end textiles to holiday prints for party supplies and giftwrap, designs you won’t find anywhere else. SURTEX promotes diversity by attracting independent artists that you can’t source on your own; while connecting you to prominent agencies representing in-demand artists. Most SURTEX artists debut their newest and best work of the year, giving you a sneak peek at the next big trends and styles. It’s free to qualified buyers; be seen among 4,500 attending manufacturers and retailers. Spot print and pattern trends; discover the latest colors and styles at SURTEX, as you get inspired in New York, the fashion and design capital of the world. This is where you need to be as you develop your upcoming product lines. You’ll see original art & design in every conceivable theme and style. Catch up with industry colleagues and forge new business relationships at networking events such as evening receptions and parties around Manhattan. Make valuable new connections with artists, designers and licensors at the SURTEX who aren’t seen anywhere else.
Who should exhibit: Any artist with designs or patterns that can be used on finished merchandise, including photographers, textile designers, illustrators, art agents.