Retailers will find a wide-ranging selection of work from new and best-selling artists at the winter Buyers Market of American Craft in Philadelphia in February and NICHE: The Show in Las Vegas in June, the two wholesale trade shows scheduled by The Rosen Group for 2012.
Seminars, networking and camaraderie, as well as the best in jewelry, home decor, accessories and gifts, will be offered at the Buyers Market, Feb. 18-20 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. A Jewelry Preview, including work by more than 200 contemporary jewelers, kicks off on Friday from 4-7 p.m. The Buyer’s Market opens officially the following day. Added to this year’s mix of events is a 30th anniversary celebration on Sunday evening, as well as inclusion of the BMAC’s Merit Award program winners and guild booths, previously presented at BMAC summer shows, on the selling floor.
“Our goal this year is to consolidate and focus our resources and attention on making the February and June events bigger and better,“ said Wendy Rosen, president and CEO of The Rosen Group, in releasing the new show dates. The company will not produce a summer Buyers Market in 2012.
NICHE: The Show, now going into its third consecutive year, will be held June 1-3, during Jewelry Week, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.