2017 Atlanta Gift Show

Jan 23, 2017

            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

For licensing inquires and opportunities please feel free to reach out to us by exploring our Contact Us page.

 

 

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2015 Atlanta Gift Show

Jan 15, 2015

During a “quick trip” to Atlanta, some of our Sales team managed to get in 28,600 steps (approximately 12 miles) in just 2.5 days!  With more than seven million square feet of enclosed space, the Atlanta Gift show ranks first as the world’s largest trade mart/trade show facility. It is the nation’s leading gift, home furnishings, apparel, and area rug marketplace. At the Atlanta Gift Show, you will find more product than anywhere else! With the latest designs on every floor of every building, it helped us to learn what kind of art manufacturers & retailers are looking for.

     

We (Courtney and Syrena) did not waste any time and tried to fit in as much of the show as possible! We had back-to-back (to back) appointments with many eager customers. With over 400 artists to present, we could meet for hours!  Courtney and I made sure to set aside some time to “walk the show.” Walking the show can be draining and it is incredibly easy to get distracted (and overwhelmed) because there are floor to ceiling glass windows of the showrooms, which allows you to see a remarkable amount of products as you walk down hallway after hallway. Plus, you never know who you will see (or run into) at the show. This year we got to meet Paula Deen! It was a lot of fun and she was incredibly kind. 

(Syrena and Courtney with Paula Deen)

One of our favorite parts about our meetings/walking the show is seeing our images on finished products.  Here are some pictures of the products we saw at the show.

(Coasters by Color Bakery)

(Anderson Design Group Pillows)

(Art Licensing Studio Tabletop)

(Celebrate Life Gallery Wooden Wall Decor)

To see the entire album, take a look at our Atlanta Gift Show 2015 album on Facebook.

 

Our meetings went really great and as a result we have been busy little bees sending follow up e-mails with the art selections (as well as BRAND NEW art that has arrived). We hope the meetings turn into lots of successful new programs! 

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Packing our bags for the Atlanta Gift Show

Jan 07, 2014

Business cards… check.

iPads…check.

A TON of amazing art to show… DOUBLE CHECK!

 

Syrena, Courtney, and Cléa are super excited to ditch the artic temperatures of Vermont and head south for the 2014 Atlanta Gift Show. We will be meeting with lots of customers to present new art for a variety of products. The ALI team will be at the show for 3 full days and not a minute will be wasted. We will be walking all 3 buildings (18+ floors per building). We hope to come back with lots of photos, stories, and hopefully contracts to write!

 

Check our Facebook to see photos from the show.   


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We are back from the Altanta Gift Show and could not be more excited!

Jan 14, 2013

ALI just got back from the Atlanta Gift show and what a show it was!

Syrena and Courtney spent 3 days walking the show, meeting with clients and checking out all the fantastic products being produced with artwork from many of our artists. We got a chance to see cards from various artists including, Pat Yuille, Lucie Bilodeau, Nancy Wernerbach, and John Golden. We were also able to see hooked rugs with artwork by both Stacie Flint and Cheryl Piperberg as well as fantastic dinnerware collections from Color Bakery. We also saw some lovely wall decor from our ALI Studio collection.

Have you heard about FiberOptic Wall Tapestries? Well, if you haven't yet, you will! Out artist, Nicky Boehme, was featured at one of the showrooms displaying these lit up tapestries. You'll be sure to see these tapestries around next holiday season in households and markets everywhere.

 

 

We had a great time meeting with all our clients!  We came back with positive feedback, contracts to write, and a wishlist of new art for our artists to produce. Check our website often to see all of the new art that we receive! Take a look at our facebook for more pictures from the show! 

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ALI is attending the Atlanta Gift Show this January!

Dec 12, 2012

Art Licensing International will be at the AmericasMart Atlanta Gift Show this January!  We will be  there the 10th, 11th, and 12th walking the show to bring our latest and greatest art to show our customers! Our artists have very been busy creating new work for everyone to see! We will be presenting new images from artists like Pat Yuille, William Vanderdasson, Color Bakery, Jennifer Nilsson, Jenny Newland and many more. Here's a sneak peak of what will be shown!

We are looking forward to connecting with you in Atlanta.  Please send an e-mail to Courtney or Syrena to schedule a time that works for you.  It's going to be a very busy 3 days, but we can't wait.  We hope to see you there!

 

 

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