International Folk Art Market Collection Returns to Dallas Market Center in June
—More than twenty artisans from around the world showcase handmade products benefitting their communities—
DALLAS – May 9, 2023– Dallas Market Center, in partnership with the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico, welcomes back the International Folk Art Market Collection during Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, June 21-27. The International Folk Art Market Collection will present more than twenty artisans from all over the world showcasing their wares and sharing their stories through their art. The exhibit, taking place June 21-24, will be held in the World Trade Center Atrium where buyers may purchase handmade jewelry, gifts, and home décor and get to know the artisans representing Ghana, Uzbekistan, India, Mexico, and other countries.
The artisans are part of the International Folk Art Market (IFAM), the largest event of its kind in the world, taking place each summer in Santa Fe. Prior to the event in Santa Fe, a select number of artisans exhibit at Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.
The IFAM Collection at Dallas Market Center honor and economically sustain the artisans, who are often able to secure year-round income based on their U.S. sales, creating a lasting economic impact on their communities. The show also gives buyers the chance to learn more about the intricacies of the artisans’ work, and to set themselves apart from the competition with specially curated product.
On June 20, actress and fashion icon Ali MacGraw will be at Dallas Market Center to serve as honorary co-chair alongside Linda Marcus for the IFAM Collection preview party. The evening will feature live music and global cuisine from Break Bread, Break Borders, a nonprofit that empowers refugee women to make a living by implementing their cooking skills. “For me, each object becomes the starting point for a journey,” MacGraw says. “When you touch a piece of extraordinary handmade art, you can’t help but be touched by the artists themselves and the stories behind their work.”
“The top request from our retail customers is for unique product so we are excited to welcome these amazing artists to Dallas," said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. "We invite buyers to visit the artists, hear their stories, appreciate their craft, and understand the direct impact of their purchases, which are available immediately."
Following the Dallas Market Center event, the flagship International Folk Art Market will be held July 6-9, 2023 on Museum Hill in Santa Fe, New Mexico. More information is available at www.folkartmarket.org.
Special Hotel Offers
Dallas Market Center partner hotels are offering new, lower rates to support buyer travel budgets. Dozens of hotels, many within walking distance of the campus, are offering updated rates as low as $124. Rates valid until 2 weeks prior to Market, based on availability and are subject to change at any time so please reach out to Market Travel online or by calling 214-744-7444.
Additional June Trade Events
In addition to the Total Home and Gift Market, other trade events this summer offer buyers a safe and welcoming marketplace. Events include Lightovation (June 21-24), KidsWorld (June 21-27), and Apparel & Accessories Market (June 27-30).
For upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center mobile app. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the DMC Daily Dose.
About Dallas Market Center
Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in gourmet and housewares, home décor, holiday/floral, gifts, lighting and apparel. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products from exhibitors throughout the year via dominant trade events for gift, home décor, holiday and floral; the nation’s most comprehensive apparel and accessories markets featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers; the largest residential lighting trade event in North America; and the largest and most successful open-daily design center. To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center App. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Dallas Market Center blog.