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Surtex 2018 takes shape

Art and design licensing show takes place in New York from May 20-22.

This year’s art and design licensing show, Surtex, is taking shape, with the organiser confirming a number of changes.

The 2018 event will once again be co-located with the National Stationery Show and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair at the Jacob K Javits Center in New York, and will run from May 20-22.

Randi Mohr, Emerald Expositions vp and group show director for Surtex, told The Source that the show will move to level one, providing attendees and exhibitors with easier access to both events and special programmes.

Randi said: “To date more than 100 exhibitors – artists, designers and design studios – are committed to the 2018 event and we expect that number to exceed 200 in May at show time. Of the 100, 20 are new and participating in Surtex for the first time this year.”

Randi explains that some new artists and studios have been brought in, broadening the scope of design styles presented.

In addition, The Boulevard – which is a shared aisle between the NSS and Surtex show floors – will be a new feature area. The Theatre on Boulevard, Social Media Lounge and a number of other happenings and special events will take place there.

On top of this, the Art & Brand Licensing, Atelier, Design District and ReSource Hub areas will all return.

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