Vegas Market Adds Artexpo To Winter 2018 Events

Las Vegas Market announced that a new partnership with Redwood Media Group (RMG) will bring the highly successful Artexpo brand to Las Vegas beginning in Winter 2018. The first semiannual Artexpo Contemporary Las Vegas will showcase more than 100 suppliers of fine art, sculpture, wall art, prints, and one-of-a-kind creations within the Pavilions at Las Vegas Market.

“With the addition of fine art resources, Las Vegas Market once again demonstrates a strong commitment to synergistic industry expansion that will appeal to our rapidly growing base of interior designers, architects, hospitality executives, and upscale retailers,” said Robert Maricich, chief executive officer of International Market Centers. “With the addition of Artexpo Contemporary Las Vegas, Las Vegas Market becomes the only major U.S. furniture, gift, and home décor venue to present a fine art component.”

The alliance with Las Vegas Market garners valuable exposure for Redwood Media Group’s Artexpo franchise, giving art suppliers access to the market’s well-established audience of home furnishings retailers, hospitality buyers, and interior designers. “We see tremendous benefits from linking the Artexpo brand with Las Vegas Market,” said Eric Smith, president and CEO of Redwood Media Group and founder of Artexpo. “At RMG, we pride ourselves on the relationships we have with our business partners and exhibitors, and we’re passionate about helping artists, gallery owners, publishers, and framers succeed. In today’s changing marketplace, it takes a combination of talent, drive, networking, and marketing to thrive, and bringing artists and industry professionals together is what we do best. This new collaboration with Las Vegas Market will be instrumental to our mission of connecting top fine art galleries and publishers with buyers, collectors, and dealers who love their work.”

Artexpo Contemporary Las Vegas will be housed in a defined showcase within Pavilion 2, featuring 100+ exhibitors of fine art, wall art, sculpture, prints and one-of-a-kind artwork. The Artexpo Contemporary also will host a public preview for local art collectors on Saturday, January 27, followed by four trade-only days (Sunday, January 28, through Wednesday, January

31) consistent with the regular schedule for the Pavilions at Las Vegas Market. Artexpo Contemporary Las Vegas also will include a separate schedule of events and original educational programming for exhibitors and attendees designed specifically to focus on the needs and interests of the fine art sector. Details are available online at: http://artexpolasvegas.com/.

“The new relationship with RMG and the debut of Artexpo Contemporary Las Vegas fit in well with Las Vegas Market’s focused and strategic growth goals,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of gift leasing & chief marketing officer, International Market Centers. “The introduction of fine art is expected not only to further bolster attendance among interior designers and hospitality buyers but also to expand and enhance the presentation of one-of-a- kind merchandise in the Pavilions.” Currently, the Pavilions at Las Vegas Market house 500+temporary gift and home décor exhibitors in five categories, including DISCOVERIES: The Antique Vintage Marketplace and “Cash & Carry” merchandise destined for immediate delivery.

Las Vegas Market is the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market and the leading furniture marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 4,000+ gift, home décor, and furniture resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of gift, furniture and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. The Summer 2017 Las Vegas Market runs July 30–August 3, 2017. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.

Author: Sally James

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