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About The Show

Creative Minds inspire Creative Products at SURTEX

SURTEX is the largest market for licensing original artwork, prints and patterns as part of your company’s product development needs within our Art & Brand licensing section. As demand grows, so does SURTEX, from our distinguished Atelier section attracting globally refined design studios for private label purchase needs, to our Attendee’s increased momentum seeking emerging artists within our Design District section. New beginnings, endless possibilities.

See who’s already exhibiting in 2017

Kimberly, owner, founder of Manayunk Calligraphy, and SURTEX 2016 exhibitor spots her design brought to life, as a fellow shopper snaps her picture at HomeGoods.

Network among 4,500+ key manufacturers, top retailers and entrepreneurs seeking surface design project work at SURTEX.

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The SURTEX Show Planner

NEW for 2017,
a brand new planner platform enhanced to optimize your SURTEX experience. Once registered, you will be able to Connect™  directly with Exhibitors.

View exhibitor profiles, preview their art, save your favorite designs, identify exhibitors that match your categories of interest, contact exhibitor’s to schedule meetings and view show specials. All features will also be available through our mobile app in advance of the show.


On The Surface


Of course, we cherish the spiritual meaning of Christmas, but just for the moment, let’s look at Commercial Christmas and what it means to the surface design business. Big business, for openers.  Christmas is far […]


Attendees love the expressions of imagination that SURTEX exhibitors bring to the forefront. Hear what SURTEX loyal and new licensees have to say… Loyal attendee: Charles Gallagher, PTS Fabric — “We keep coming back to […]


Christmas may still be top banana in retail sales — contributing some 30 percent of many stores’ profits —but the stats say Halloween is increasingly a holiday for the surface design industry to howl about. […]

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Art Licensing for Designers, Manufacturers, and Retailers
Now in its 31st year, SURTEX® is the global B2B marketplace for sourcing original art & design—where artists, art agents, licensing agencies and licensors connect with manufacturers, retailers and licensees to create the next best-selling products in every category imaginable. Home furnishings, wall coverings, fabric prints, decorative accessories, bed and bath, 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.


Check out what people had to say about SURTEX 2016 in NYC!