Dallas Market Center, in partnership with the International Folk Art Alliance, will serve as the exclusive host of the International Folk Art Market Collection. The exhibit will take place June 19 to 23, during Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.
The new exhibit will be held in the World Trade Center Atrium, stated company officials, where buyers can peruse handcrafted jewelry, gifts and home décor. Buyers will get to know more than 20 artisans from all over the world including Mexico, Uzbekistan, India and other countries.
The global artisans are part of the International Folk Art Alliance (IFAA), which hosts the International Folk Art Market (IFAM) each summer in Santa Fe, NM. Prior to the event in Santa Fe, a number of artisans exhibit at Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, where they deliver unique merchandise from a variety of categories.
“We proudly support IFAM and its mission to help support artists and their communities around the world,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “As retailers seek unique, handmade products with a compelling story this temporary exhibition is a major attraction. Likewise, their spirit of creativity and generosity are important lessons for our own community of customers.”
The International Folk Art Alliance, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which envisions a world that values the dignity and humanity of the handmade, honors timeless cultural traditions, and supports the work of folk artists serving as entrepreneurs and catalysts for positive social change.