Russ and Syrena recently traveled to the Atlanta Gift Show at AmericasMart in Atlanta, GA.
They left ALI Headquarters very, very early (3:20am) to go to the airport. It was a crisp winter morning (-4 degrees) with a beautiful full moon!
Once they arrived at the airport, they quickly checked their bags, hopped through security, and got on the plane.
A few short hours later, they arrived in Atlanta! They hopped off the plane and headed straight to the show where they walked their first day collecting leads, looking for artist products and of course gathering trends.
It was a long first day between traveling and walking the show and ending the day with an "e-mail party" in Russ's hotel room (not as much of a party as one might think, but more of a replying frenzy)!
The next day Russ and Syrena met with clients back-to-back all day. They even had the opportunity to meet with a few of our artists (during their lunch break- multitasking is something ALI is known for). The team had a lot of beautiful new art to show during their meetings, so the clients were ecstatic! They saw a TON of products with art from our artists. It seemed like everytime they would turn a corner, they would spot another product contracted by Art Licensing.
(These are a few of the products spotted at the show)
While walking all over for meetings it was overwhelming how much gold was seen throughout the showrooms. Gold accents are one of the many hot trends identified by Russ and Syrena at the show; the hallways practically glittered! Another thing they noticed dominating the show was natural textures (i.e. wood, cork, pallets, birch bark, burlap, rocks, etc.).
After a few more busy days at the Atlanta Gift Show, Russ and Syrena hopped back on a plane and made their trek back home to Vermont.
The two had a great time in Atlanta and deemed the show a big success.
If you would like to see some of the pictures from the show please click check out the album on our Facebook page by clicking here
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