ATLANTA–Accessories Resource Team, the association for the decorative accessories industry, has announced the 14 vendors participating in its ART card program during next month’s Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market at AmericasMart. In addition, ART will also host mini-seminar series in three vendor showrooms during market.
Each lasting 15 to 20 minutes, the seminars are designed to inspire but are short so they don’t take up too much of buyers’ time at market. On Friday, July 13, at 10 a.m., Malanta Knowles, vice president of marketing and design, Paragon, will talk about “The Geography of Wall Décor” in the Southern Accessories Today showroom, Building 1, 12-A-2. Later on Friday, at 2 p.m., Beth Lacefield, the founder and designer of Lacefield Designs, will give the presentation, “Emerging Trends in Textiles,” in the j. douglas showroom, Building 1, 13-A-1. And then Josh Jarboe, national sales manager, Global Views, will be speaking on Saturday, July 14, at 2 p.m. about “Refreshing with Color,” in the Global Views showroom, Building 1, 14-C-15.
The ART card program allows ART members to take advantage of exclusive market specials from participating vendors when they place an order and present their ART card. Specials include free freight or a percentage off with minimum order, as well as Amazon and Starbucks gift cards. The vendors are: Archipelago (Building, 2, 1830, Appleman Schauben), Arteriors (Building 1, 13-A-1, j. douglas), Classic Home and Villa Home Collection (Building 1, 12-D-2), Flambeau Lighting (Building 1, 14-A-11), Foreside Home & Garden (Building 2, 1801, HomeStyle), GuildMaster (Building 1, 13-A-1, j. douglas), IMAX (Building 2, 1100/1141), Jaipur (Building 1, 3-C-15), Lazy Susan (Building 1, 13-A-1, j. douglas), Left Bank Art (Building 1, 13-D-6), Loloi Rugs (Building 1, 4-C-7), Paragon (Building 1, 12-A-2, SAT), Sterling Industries/Dimond/Bailey Street (Building 1, 12-F-9) and The Uttermost Company (Building 1, 12-E-2A). For details on each vendor’s specific market special, visit accessoriesresourceteam.org.
Annual membership to ART is open to home accents retailers, manufacturers, reps, designers and industry professionals for $250 a year. The ART Card program provides each retailer member with a personalized ART Card, which can be presented to participating vendors, upon placing an order, to receive exclusive specials.