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


What’s that sound we hear? The flurry of artists and agents packing up all over the world…The clicking of keyboards as art buyers and licensees, manufacturers, and retailers double-check their most-wanted lists before heading to […]


When in New York this month, do as New Yorkers do: hit the museums.  Here’s a quick list of what’s playing where while you’re here for SURTEX.   COOPER HEWITT, 2 East 91st — The […]


As we gear up for SURTEX 2017, look at this year’s show features: Show Highlights Trend Theatre, complimentary, industry-led flash talks held on the show floor. Nine sessions in all, 3 sessions being offered daily; […]

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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!