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SURTEX is the ideal sourcing event for retailers, licensees and manufacturers looking to license or purchase original artwork, prints and patterns as part of their product development process.

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SURTEX 2016 a success


The 30th edition of SURTEX featured 200+ exhibiting artists and drew top retailers and manufacturers from across the globe.

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The SURTEX Show Planner

Start Planning Your Show: View exhibitors’ art & designs, save your favorite designs, schedule meetings with exhibitors, view show specials, contact exhibitor’s directly and more.

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On The Surface


NEVER TOO LATE! Qualified buyers can register for free through Saturday, May 14 at The price goes up to $60 onsite. And don’t forget to add conference sessions – the fee increases to $100 […]


All design roads lead to New York this month, where the world’s foremost tradeshow devoted to surface art and design unfolds for the 30th time. It’s fair to compare SURTEX with Christmas: months in the […]


East Side, West Side, all around the town…there’s inspiration everywhere in the City that’s never sleepy, always open to new discoveries. Start your search in some of the world’s most exciting museums. Here’s what’s playing […]

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Art Licensing for Designers, Manufacturers, and Retailers
Now in its 30th year, SURTEX® is the global B2B marketplace for sourcing original art & design—where artists, art agents, licensing agencies and licensors connect with manufacturers and retailers to create the next best-selling products in every category imaginable. Wall coverings, fabric prints, decorative accessories, bed linens, stationery, giftware, apparel and so much more…if it’s any product with a surface or textile design of any kind, there’s a good chance it originated at SURTEX.


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