About The Show


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 and retailers to create the next best-selling products in every category imaginable. Wall coverings, patterns, 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.

Each year some 4,500 buyers/manufacturers from 29 countries converge on the SURTEX exhibit floor to buy or license the newest designs and patterns from approximately 1,000 trend-setting artists. It’s a veritable who’s who of manufacturers and retailers seeking first dibs on the best original art & design being created today.

There’s no other show like SURTEX in North America. And no better location than New York, a city with endless inspiration for artists, surface designers, product manufacturers and retailers. See who exhibits at SURTEX, who attends, and learn more about the educational component of the Show, the SURTEX Conference.

Attend the most comprehensive art & brand licensing trade show in the industry


Art and brand licensing is the core of SURTEX. More than 200 artists, designers, agencies, and brands exhibit, featuring over 1000 creative works available for license. Thousands of retailers and manufacturers looking to source artwork for their products attend every year.


Launched in 2013, “Atelier,” is where talented textile design studios from around the world sell their most trend-forward surface designs to a multitude of product categories. Arranged in an intimate, yet open floor plan, the “Atelier” is for a broad range of manufacturers – interior textiles, fashion fabrics, wall coverings, paper, and more – seeking the latest prints, patterns, repeats, documents, and design services for product development needs. Read More


The SURTEX ReSource HuB was launched in SURTEX 2011 as an exciting and growing component of the Show. Comprised of companies offering resources for artists and designers including software, web tools, printers, publications, books, reference materials and trend services, ReSource HuB is a no-brainer for the marketplace.


SURTEX takes place May 21-23, 2017 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Show Hours

Sunday, May 21, 2017    9:00am – 6:00pm
Monday, May 22, 2017   9:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 23, 2017  9:00am – 4:00pm