ATLANTA–With the upcoming Atlanta International Area Rug Market this week, attendees will have the chance to socialize with industry friends as well as attend educational seminars at the show. Here are a few of the events at market:
Wednesday, July 10:
4 p.m.: Surya’s Satya Tiwari will present “Rugs 101,” an A-to-Z discussion on rug construction and care in the showroom 11-A-1.
7-8 p.m.: ART will host a social for home accent professionals under 40 years of age at the White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails, 270 Peachtree Street, which is within walking distance of AmericasMart.
Thursday, July 11:
2 p.m.: Designer Jill Rosenwald will share her personal design inspirations and insights into the latest emerging trends at Surya (11-A-1).
4-7 p.m.: Oriental Weavers (3-A-2) will celebrate its new license with color authority Pantone with a launch party.
5-7 p.m.: Shaw Living (6-A-2) will host a showroom party, which will include the artist Bob Timberlake, who will be at the showroom all day.
5:30 p.m.: Surya will have a showroom party for summer, which will include music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
Friday, July 12:
1:30-2:30 p.m.: “Knot to be Missed” will be presented by Oriental Rug Retailer Association (ORRA) Director of Education Phil Menendian, CRA in 4-B-1.
3 p.m.: The Surya design team will lead a discussion through the emerging trends in home fashion and explore fresh new ways to bring these styles into the retail space (11-A-1).
3-4 p.m.: ORRA’s Appraisers Forum will take place in 4-B-1, which will now focus on today’s methods and approaches that are necessary to provide qualified and informative rug appraisals.
5-7 p.m.: Nourison (3-F-2) will host a showroom reception, featuring cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment.
Saturday, July 13:
12:30 p.m.: “ORRA Tips on Proper Rug Appraisal Techniques” will be presented by Menendian in 4-B-1.
1-4 p.m.: “ORRA Certified Rug Appraiser’s Exam” will be presented by Menendian in 4-B-1. Open to ORRA members only.
4 p.m.: The Rug ID Walk Through CRA Re-Certification will feature a discussion and examination of Oriental rugs for re-certification of the CRA, immediately following the CRA exam, in 4-B-1.
Also every day of market: Kas Rugs (4-D-2) will host a wine and cheese reception from 4-6 p.m.; Jaipur (3-C-15) will have cocktail gatherings with a full bar from 4-6 p.m.; and Nourison (3-F-2) will have an open bar with wine, cheese and cocktails from 4-7 p.m. Surya (11-A-1) will have complimentary gourmet breakfast and lunch, as well as afternoon cocktail hour with hot hors d’oeuvres daily. And Linon/Powell (6-G-12) will have lunch and refreshments daily.