Sunday, January 21, 2007

Gift Fairs, Shopping Events, Design Workshops

Sugarloaf Craft Festival:Festival with 350 craft designers and fine artists selling sculptures, fine prints, etc. Also features craft demonstrations like wood turning, print making, and paper making. January 26-28, 2007, varied hours. Located in Chantilly, D.C.

Feria Urbana: Urban fair of 20-25 artists selling handmade goods. Ongoing show dates. Check out their website for artist applications for future shows. January 27, 2007, 3-7:30 pm. Located in San Francisco, CA.

Quilt, Craft, and Sewing Festival: A three-day festival featuring a wide variety of sewing, quilting, and other needle-arts supply exhibits. You can also participate in educational workshops and seminars. January 25-27, 2007, 10 am to 5 pm. Located in Phoenix, AZ. Standby for additional festivals in Pomona, Sacramento, and Pleasanton, CA in March and April 2007.

Hollywood Shop Till You Drop: Monthly shopping event featuring independent and major fashion lines. January 27, 2007, 11 am-3pm. Located in Studio City, CA. Always looking for vendors-check out website for designer applications.

Design Writing for Designers Workshop: This three-hour seminar promises to teach you how to write about design, not only to promote your own products, but to position yourself as an expert in your field. January 23, 6:45 to 9:45 pm. Located in West Hollywood, CA.

New York International Gift Fair: Market for gifts and home furnishings showing the latest products and best merchandising ideas. A great event for entrepreneurs thinking about exhibiting at a gift fair. January 28-Feb. 1, 2007. Located in New York, NY. If yon can’t make this one, next event is August 11-13, 2007.

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