About The Show

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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, designers, licensors, art agencies and global design studios 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, licensees, manufacturers and retailers, with crossover attendance from the co-located National Stationery Show® and ICFF®, converge on the SURTEX show floor to buy or license the newest designs and patterns from approximately 200 exhibitors representing independent artists, agencies and global design studios – hundreds of 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 Trend Theatre, 30-minute flash talks from surface design industry experts.

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

ART & BRAND LICENSING

Art and brand licensing is the largest licensing forum in NYC. Exhibiting artists, designers, agencies, and brands feature thousands of creative works available for license. Thousands of retailers and manufacturers looking to source artwork for their products attend every year.


ATELIER

“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


DESIGN DISTRICT

Launched in 2016, the Design District of  SURTEX features first-time exhibiting artists. This section provides you a preview of emerging artists you can’t source on your own.


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