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American Craft Retailers Expo™ (ACRE™) Orlando
January 21 - 23, 2012
Wholesalecrafts.com™ is proud to announce the return of its second annual American Craft Retailers Expo™ (ACRE™) show in Orlando, January 21 – 23, 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center. Produced by Wholesalecrafts.com™ and benchmarked off the growing success of its premier physical trade show, ACRE™ Las Vegas, currently in its fifith year, ACRE™ Orlando now brings a second show offering per year to the Wholesalecrafts.com™ roster of services. Founded and privately owned by Nancy Vince since 1998, Wholesalecrafts.com™ is the leading online service for retailers to source American and Canadian wholesale artists. Currently boasting over 1,300 artists and 16,000 retailer members, Wholesalecrafts.com™ is the only successful “online trade show” of its kind.
Cooperatively co-located with the Orlando Gift Show including Orlando Cash & Carry Show, ACRE™ Orlando is truly the latest revolution in wholesale shows for the East. Just as artists and buyers have come to expect from ACRE™ Las Vegas in the West, ACRE™ Orlando will feature hundreds of juried wholesale artists among seven distinct juried showcases - Handmade Jewelry, Handmade Gifts & Accessories, The Gallery of Fine Crafts, The Gallery of Fine Jewelry, Handmade Wearable Art, and One-of-a-Kind, with Emerging Artists who are brand new to trade shows, sprinkled throughout. The Gallery of Fine Crafts and the Gallery of Fine Jewelry spotlight handmade items that mostly wholesale at price points of $100 and above. Within these two showcases retailers will find gold, silver and platinum jewelry, furniture, home decor, garden accessories, and more. The One-of-a-Kind showcase is by invitation only and features products mostly in the $500 price point and above. Rounding out the show is the Retailer Resource area, which will offer a collection of services and products such as imprinted bags, lighted display stands, industry publications and organizations.
Both ACRE™ shows offer an all-inclusive booth package for American and Canadian wholesale artists to display their products, and provide an affordable venue for new artists to make their wholesale debut through its Emerging Artist program. In turn, retailers will find new, creative, and never-before-seen product lines each year at ACRE™. Markets represented at ACRE™ include clothing and fashion accessories, tabletop, stationery, home furnishings and decorative accessories, garden accessories, pet products, toys, gifts, body and aromatics, jewelry, Judaica, ‘green’ products, and more.
ACRE™ Orlando will be heavily marketed using a strategic mix of direct mail, email, telephone contact, and print ads. Our aggressive marketing campaign will target both buyers and artists through industry publications and Wholesalecrafts.com™’s quarterly printed Buyer’s Guide with a distribution of over 30,000 recipients carefully selected for compatibility with the handcrafted marketplace.
ACRE™ artist applicants are juried online by a carefully selected panel of artist peers, Wholesalecrafts.com™ staff, and prominent retailers located throughout the United States. Applicants are screened for quality, craftsmanship, originality, and image presentation. Each accepted ACRE™ artist exhibitor receives one free year of Wholesalecrafts.com™ web service, where buyers can find artists online before, during and after the show.
By using the latest web technologies, ACRE™ provides unprecedented pre-show planning opportunities and a host of educational and business support programs for both artists and retailers alike. The Craft Retailers’ Association for Tomorrow (C.R.A.F.T.) remains partnered with ACRE™ to offer onsite educational opportunities for retailers during the show. Presented by a panel of expert business owners and strategists, formats will include interactive classroom seminars, round table discussions, and private consultations. Educational opportunities are fee-based with advance registration required.
Artists interested in applying to ACRE™ Orlando can submit the online Artist Application here, or call 1.888.427.2381 and press 2 to speak to a sales representative.
Retailers interested in attending ACRE™ Orlando can register here, or call 1.888.427.2381 and press 3 for more information.
For more information on Wholesalecrafts.com™, visit www.Wholesalecrafts.com. For more information on ACRE™ Las Vegas, visit www.ACRELasVegas.com.
Saturday, January 25, 2014 9:30 AM
Orange County Convention Center
251 days, 15 hours