ART to Host High Point Events, ART Card Discounts

ART_Logo2013CHARLOTTE, N.C.–For the upcoming High Point Market, the Accessories Resource Team has planned several events—for those both under 40 years of age and over—as well as continues its ART Card program, which offers exclusive promotions to ART retailers.

On Saturday, Oct. 19, ART is hosting an industry mixer—along with International Market Centers, WithIt, ASFD, Young Home Furnishings Professionals and Sustainable Furnishings Council—at the Phillips Collection showroom, International Home Furnishings Center, C-202, from 4-9 p.m.

Professionals younger than 40 years old are invited to ART’s Under 40 social on Sunday, Oct. 20. Hosted by ART and IMAX, the event will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in IHFC, W-446, and cocktails and snacks will be served. Attendees can share ideas for market survival, which ART will put on its Facebook page as well as feature in a blog. Attendees are also encouraged to bring a picture (on their smartphones) of oneself in his or her favorite Halloween costume for the chance to win two tickets to the 25th ARTS Awards gala in January (a $250 value). Pictures will be posted on ART’s Facebook page and the photo that receives the most likes will win; the winner will be announced about five days after the pictures are posted.

On Monday, Oct. 21, at 3:30 p.m., Peacock Alley Founder Mary Ella Gabler will present her inspiring story and discuss the 40 years of building her luxury brand. Hosted by ART, Codarus and Peacock Alley, it will be held in IHFC, H-223. Gabler just released her book, “Uncommon Threads: A Woman, A Brand, A Legacy: the Story of Peacock Alley Fine Linens,” and there will be a book signing following the short presentation.

Accessories Resource Team continues its ART Card program for High Point Market, with 20 ART vendors offering deals and other exclusive specials available to retail members of ART only. The deals are:

IHFC, first floor:
M–110 – Currey & Co: free freight on orders more than $2,500 (does not include faux bois).

IHFC, second floor:
C–202 - Phillips Collection: Five percent additional discount on any show order, valid in addition to any other market promotions or discounts.
C-203 – Paragon Picture: Five percent discount on orders between $1,000 to $1, 999, standard terms apply
C-215 – Wendover Art: Standard free freight on orders of $2,500 or more
C-229 – Fine Art Lamps: Five percent discount on orders of $5,000 or more and must be confirmed at market
D-202 – Palecek: Five percent additional discount on any show orders more than $1,500
D-246 – Artisan House: Five percent discount on all orders
H-224 – Howard Elliott Collection: An additional 5 percent discount on any confirmed show order in excess of $1,000, valid in addition to any other show specials or promotions
W-243 – Propac Images: Free freight on orders of $2,000 or more

IHFC, third floor:
D-320 – Crystorama: Seven percent discount; FFA $1,500; only available on orders submitted during market; cannot be combined with any other Crystorama programs
D-320 – Loloi Rugs: $300 Amazon gift card with purchase of $5,000 or more; gift card will be sent 30 days after complete shipment
D-322 – Lazy Susan: Free freight on orders more than $2,500

IHFC, fourth floor:
C-448 – The Uttermost Company: Free freight on orders of more than $1,000 for continental U.S. ART retailers
D-423 – Light and Living: With a market purchase of $500 one will receive a #6106526 or 6126512 hurricane free; with purchase of $1,000 or more one will receive a #6106626 or 6126612 hurricane free
W-446 - IMAX: Five percent additional discount

Market Square:
143/145 – Feizy: Ten percent discount, cannot be combined with other offers

Showplace:
3300 – Jaipur Rugs: Ten percent discount on any show order or free shipping
4100 – Surya: Five percent discount on any show order, in addition to other show promotions

C & D Building:
1A – GuildMaster: Ten percent off a minimum order of $2,000

200 Hamilton:
201 – Flambeau: An additional five percent off a minimum order of $500, in addition to other promotions offered

Retail membership dues in ART are $250 a year and membership is open to home furnishings retailers and interior design studios. The retailer member receives a personalized ART card, which is presented to participating vendors when placing an order at market in order to receive exclusive specials. For more information on the ART card or to join ART visit accessoriesresourceteam.org or call 704-376-4278.