On the Surface

Connect, Explore, and Find Something New at SURTEX® 2018

February 27, 2018

For over thirty years, SURTEX® has been the best place for artists, designers, art agencies, retailers and buyers to connect. The show is an unparalleled platform to find what you’re looking for, but also provides an opportunity to uncover wonderfully unexpected treasures you didn’t even know you needed. With so many new artists participating this year, the show is shaping up to be a great place to explore the familiar, and find possibilities you’ve yet to discover.

The 2018 show will also offer many chances to explore a myriad of opportunities, whether it’s working with new artists, meeting new or first-time attendees, or growing and evolving your business. The Design District provides an economical space for individual artists who are first-time exhibitors, with bright, fresh ideas and artwork just ready to be shared with the world, while the Atelier section presents trend-forward surface designs to a broad range of manufacturers—interior textiles, fashion fabrics, wall coverings, paper, and more—who are seeking the latest prints, patterns, repeats, and design services for purchase for product development needs.

Seasoned licensors as well as newcomers can take advantage of the Art & Brand Licensing forum. Exhibiting artists, designers, agencies, and brands feature thousands of creative works available for license. That’s the beauty of attending SURTEX: There is such a wide array of artists, designers and attendees that you can seek out those you have worked with in the past, but also explore all the new artists and attendees at the show. Take a moment to think about the type of artist or the type of attendee that you would like to connect with at this year’s event. Jot these thoughts down so that you can go into this year’s show feeling focused.

In addition to all the new designers and artists waiting to connect with buyers, this year’s event will feature an inspiring and informative lineup of speakers.