NY TRADE SHOW 10/15-10/17

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Is anyone planning to go to the trade show this weekend in NY?

It's smaller than some (~350 framing vendors), but the big players will be there.

Info from their website: http://www.marketplaceexpos.com/

Art & Framing SHOWCASE™-New York
October 15-16-17
Pier 94 at the New York Passenger Ship Terminals, New York City, NY

Marketplace Expositions and George Little Management, LLC are pleased to announce the launch of Art & Framing SHOWCASE™-New York scheduled for Saturday-Sunday-Monday, October 15-16-17, 2005 at Pier 94.

Art & Framing SHOWCASE-New York is a trade-only marketplace featuring the newest art releases and framing introductions from the foremost national and regional art/framing resources. Our cadre of art exhibitors includes leading art publishers, art importers, art distributors as well as both established and emerging self-published artists. On the framing side, our exhibitors include both national and regional resources for a full array of mouldings, frames, photo frames, framing equipment, and framing supplies.

In three days, in one easy to shop exhibit hall, dealers from throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions can discover the latest in art/framing and make connections with leading art/framing resources interested in doing business with them.

SHOW LOCATION:
Pier 94 at the New York Passenger Ship Terminals, New York City, NY
12th Avenue/West Side Hwy at 55th Street
Convenient, affordable on-site parking on Piers 88-90-92

350 booths in one, easy-to-shop exhibit hall
 
I'll be there sunday.

I talked to a number of my vendors and some of the big ones are going to visit the show but won't be participating other than scouting it out.

I'm looking forward to it, and hope it catches on.

Anyone in?
 
FrameTek will be coming all the way from Oregon. The old Frame-O-Rama shows there were great for both manufacturers, distributors, and framers. This show is being put on by the same folks that did Frame-o-rama. Lots of good deals and discounts. A chance to meet NEW vendors to get out of your rutz. Plenty of parking on top of pier 92 right next door. I understand that they have revamped the whole area. Should be a lot of stuff for everybody. Stop by booth # 718 and say hello. If you don't have the time, just say hi.
 
I plan on going Monday!

Do you think that they will have 'Grumbler' ribbons?
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Just kidding.
 
I am going for a few hours late on Saturday. I am closing the shop early to attend this show. Hope that it is worth the trip to New York. Remember the good old days when it was held in the Penta? What fun!

Susan
Whispering Woods Gallery
Holland PA
 
I think I did enough damage in Atlanta.
 
Ahhh, the Penta! I remember going (had to have been) the first or second year. Anyway, it was before they opened the side rooms and it was just in the ballroom. It was like walking into Aladdin's Cave! I couldn't believe all the framing stuff in ONE PLACE! And we would stay in this apartment/hotel that had a rate of $39 a night (no lie!) and eat deli until I thought we would explode... take home 5 dozen bagels on the train. Oh, what fun it was!
 
I'm here already, having enjoyed this lovely rain for the past 3 days in New England! :( Yes - I know it's actually been raining longer than that.

Good news is that rumor has it that the sunshine will show in New York this afternoon.
I'll be in the Fletcher-Terry booth today and tomorrow (Sunday), so if you attend, please stop by and introduce yourself as a fellow Grumbler.

Cheers,

John
 
Originally posted by EllenAtHowards:
And we would stay in this apartment/hotel that had a rate of $39 a night
Would that be the Chelsea Inn? Still only $89/night and at 46 W. 17th Street. Unbelieveable price for the location.
 
How is/was the show? I know today is the last day.

Mike
 
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