May 20-22, 2018

About The Show

Creative Minds inspire Creative Products at SURTEX

SURTEX is the largest market for licensing original artwork, prints and patterns within our Art & Brand licensing section. As demand grows, so does SURTEX,  featuring art for sale in our distinguished Atelier section attracting global design studios; and visit the Design District section featuring emerging artists as first-time exhibitors at the show. New beginnings, endless possibilities.

See who exhibited at the 2017 show

Designs brought to life

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

Network among thousands of key manufacturers, top retailers and entrepreneurs seeking surface design project work at SURTEX.

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The SURTEX Show Planner

To optimize your show experience, you will be able to Connect™  directly with Exhibitors through our show planner.

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


Say Goodbye, Dolly! instead. SURTEX® has taken over her role as the mega-matchmaker, at least, when it comes to creating successful relationships in the B2B world of surface art and design. The 31st show drew […]

Stroking That Crystal Ball

Trend Forecasters Look Ahead to 2018 Colors, Ideas, Attitudes No wetted finger in the wind for these professional trend analysts. Too much depends on their forecasts. Manufacturers plan future products according to annual experts’ reports. […]


SURTEX 2017 Wrap up: We hope you enjoyed the post-show edition of On The Surface; we’re taking a brief hiatus so this is our final issue following the 2017 show. As we prepare for 2018 […]

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Art Licensing for Designers, Manufacturers, and Retailers
Now in its 32nd 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 décor and furnishings, apparel, automotive accessories, beauty, bed and bath, fabric prints, floor coverings, juvenile, giftware and novelties, stationery, tabletop, wall treatments, private label 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.

Video -stay tuned for 2017 video highlights, coming soon!