America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards Changes Venue

The Oceans Ballroom

The Oceans Ballroom

ATLANTA–America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards (AMCA), the annual rug event that honors the best in area rug design and creative achievement during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, Jan. 12-15, 2012 will be held this year in a new venue — the Oceans Ballroom at the Georgia Aquarium.

The ballroom features floor-to-ceiling aquariums so attendees will feel surrounded by an underwater world. The food for this year’s event will come from the highly celebrated Wolfgang Puck Catering company.

In addition, the new categories of Indoor/Outdoor and Licensee have been added. Awards are given in a number of handmade and power-loomed categories, segmented by price point, and visual displays.
The next day, Sat., Jan. 14 beginning at 10 a.m., attendees will be able to see the rugs at a complimentary breakfast banquet at the Museum of Introductions (MOI) gallery, meeting some of the designers and exhibitors.