Craft trends, pandemic pivoting, and creating a more diverse industry were among more than 25 seminars and discussions at the Creativation+ Featuring Art Materials World’s first virtual trade show.
Creativation 2020 took place this past weekend in Phoenix. The Association for Creative Industries’ trade show brings together craft businesses from all around the US and the world. Stacey Trock was there and has this report.
The National Needlearts Association will no longer hold its Winter Market and instead will have a pavilion for wholesalers on the show floor at Creativation 2020.
On Tuesday, August 13, the Association for Creative Industries (AFCI) held a virtual town hall meeting to update its 1,500 member companies on changes that have taken places since transitioning to being managed by Smith-Bucklin, an association management firm, in April.
Carolina Moore says Creativation, the annual trade show for the Association for Creative Industries (AFCI) which took place in Phoenix Arizona January 17-21, 2019 was smaller this year and there was intrigue surrounding the move to a management agency, but was still a great show that was absolutely worth attending. Here’s her report.
Crafters spent about $36.2 billion dollars on creative products in 2017, mostly at physical stores but also on the internet and through catalogs, according to a study commissioned by the Association For Creative Industries (AFCI). Learn more of the results from this study, plus get a glimpse into trends and new products spotted at Creativation 2018 in Phoenix.