OUTDOOR DESIGN DAYS
Outdoor Design Days, a new trade show scheduled concurrently with Fall Market at AmericasMart and DISCOVER ADAC at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC), is launching on September 18-20, 2023. The event provides an additional opportunity after the summer selling season for buyers to visit AmericasMart’s 50+ casual/outdoor furnishings showrooms. Outdoor Design Days also will offer CEU-accredited education hosted by the International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA).
“Outdoor Design Days gives designers and retailers a second buying and educational opportunity to augment the inaugural Casual Market Atlanta in July,” said Jackie Hirschhaut, ICFA executive director.
“We are pleased to extend our existing design sourcing opportunities to encompass even more resources for retailers and designers with the introduction of Outdoor Design Days,” said Bob Maricich, CEO of ANDMORE. “ANDMORE is committed to growing the breadth and depth of product categories to help our buyers succeed.”
This new sourcing opportunity taps into the heightened consumer interest in decoration of outdoor spaces. In fact, an independent survey conducted by ICFA shows that 54 percent of Americans plan to purchase new furnishings and decor for decks, yards and patios this year, with consumers now spending an average of nine hours per week outdoors, up from seven hours per week in 2022.
All trade registrants for Outdoor Design Days, Fall Market and DISCOVER ADAC will have access to ADAC’s 1,200 lines and 65+ high-design home décor, lifestyle and furniture showrooms in Buckhead and AmericasMart’s 400+ Open Year-Round showrooms displaying nearly 2,000 lines in home décor, lifestyle, gift and apparel in Downtown Atlanta. Beyond exhibits, each of the three events will offer a series of complementary educational, inspirational and networking events. To facilitate travel between both locations, ANDMORE will provide free shuttle buses between the two campuses on overlapping market days, Tuesday, September 19, and Wednesday, September 20.
Outdoor Design Days runs Monday, September 18, to Wednesday, September 20, 2023, from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., in Building 1 of AmericasMart Atlanta. For more information, visit CasualMarketAtlanta.com.
Fall Market runs Monday, September 18, to Wednesday, September 20, 2023, from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., in all three buildings at AmericasMart Atlanta. For more information, visit https://www.americasmart.com/Markets/Fall-Market.
DISCOVER ADAC runs Tuesday, September 19, through Thursday, September 21, 2023, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at ADAC. For more information, visit https://adacatlanta.com/discover-adac.
Casual Permanent Showrooms open; No Temporaries
Sourcing & Education Event
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Cancellation Policy: 90-day cancellation for all downtown hotels, so the last day to cancel without penalty is August 18, 2023.