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5 Things to Know About the July 2018 Market


The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market®

1. Market Dates and Times

The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market® runs Tuesday, July 10, 2018 – Monday, July 16, 2018. Permanent showrooms are open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Tuesday, July 10 – Monday, July 16, 2018. Temporaries are open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Wednesday, July 11 – Saturday, July 14, 2018.

*Friday, July 13 & Saturday, July 14 select permanent showrooms open until 8 p.m.

**Temporaries close Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 2 p.m.


2.  Must See Events and Programming

The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market® is boasts a full schedule of must see events and programming:

  • AmericasMart LIVE is back and better than ever featuring an enhanced Market experience and improved show aesthetic linking product sourcing and selling, digital engagement and high-profile.
  • Shop the Show makes its debut at the July Market and spotlights favorite finds, trends and picks expertly curated by leading lifestyle influencers. Retailers, designers and home décor lovers can shop the show like an expert with this fresh twist on the Market experience—zeroing in on fabulous finds, products and the hottest trends for next season and beyond!  And don't forget to check out the

    Shop the Show Soiree in Building 1, Floor 10 (Select Showrooms) on Friday, July 13 from 4 p.m. — 6 p.m. 

  • The Museum Collective is AmericasMart's newest juried collection of quality gifts, ‭décor, collectibles and private label products suitable for museums, zoos, aquariums, catalogues and other fine and unique specialty retail establishments.  Shop curated selections of art, science, history, nature, heritage, music, and more, with the flexibility to place low-quantity orders with many vendors.

  • ICON HONORS is the most anticipated and important night in the home and gift industry.  This annual celebration recognizes those for their supreme achievement across a wide spectrum of accomplishments.  For the first time ever, ICON HONORS will be open and accessible to all July Market attendees and will be held in Building 3, Floor 3, Atrium from 7 p.m. to 8:35 p.m. 

For a complete listing of events, scheduling and programming, please visit


3.  Featured Guests and Chefs

This year's July Market brings together some of the most prominent figures, thought-leaders, tastemakers, chefs, designers and bloggers in the industry to discuss business strategy and practices, personal experiences, success and more.  Here are just a few names who will be present at this year's Market:

  • Martha Stewart - The American icon, business woman, TV personality and author of 90 books, Martha Stewart, sits down for a rare interview to discuss the most pivotal experiences building her multi-million-dollar lifestyle brand and shares what’s next for the domestic diva. 
  • Bethenny Frankel - Active in many other businesses, this is one housewife who knows how to hustle. Don’t miss this intimate, no-nonsense interview with Bethenny on how to build a brand and grow profits using our best assets—wit, wisdom and humor.
  • Arianna Huffington - Founder of The Huffington Post, founder and CEO of Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington shares how ‘leaning back’ makes for wiser leaders and how ultimately, success is not just about money or position, but about living the life you want—not just the life for which you settle.
  • Trisha Yearwood - With a perspective that has been described as “strong” and “confident,” she has inspired generations of women and is the embodiment of Southern hospitality.  In this interview, Yearwood will chat about her warm, honest approach to life and career, from the stage to the studio to the kitchen. 
  • Crystal Vilkaitis - Retail Social Media Expert, Speaker and Founder of Social Edge™
  • Chef Craig Richards - Chef Craig Richards of Buckhead's St. Cecilia displays the Italian trademarks that have always stood the test of time, but with versatile and local Southern ingredients.
  • Jeremiah Brent - TV Host & Interior Designer.
  • Justin Williams - Photo Stylist, Designer & Lifestyle Specialist.
  • Chef Meg Brent - Chef Meg Brent of White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails is an award-winning Georgia grown chef who has a passion for using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. 
  • Sid Mashburn - Chief Executive Officer & Designer of Mashburn, LLC.
  • Patti Biro - Spa Industry Association.
  • Tracy Bulla - Senior Style Director at Home Accents Today.
  • Becky Tyre - Owner of Retail Details.
  • Michael Turner - Owner of Huck & Peck.


For a complete list of events, featured guests and chefs, please visit


4. Parking

A variety of affordable parking options at designated downtown lots is available for buyers attending Market. Look for AmericasMart signs at each lot. Spaces are limited. This opportunity is available only on a per day basis during designated hours; there is no overnight parking allowed.

Reserved Parking - ParkWhiz

Parking at Market can be easy, convenient and flexible. Before you arrive, plan and pay for your Market parking in nearby garages. You can ensure guaranteed parking with multiple date and lot options. RESERVE your space today!


Building 2 Parking Garage

40 John Portman Blvd NW

Atlanta, GA 30303

Enter on the left side of Ted Turner Drive (formerly Spring Street), between Andrew Young Intl. Blvd. and John Portman Blvd.

Hours: 7 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.


Building 3 Parking Garage*

75 John Portman Blvd NW

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Enter on John Portman Blvd between Ted Turner (formerly Spring Street) and Williams, or enter on Baker Street between Ted Turner (formerly Spring Street) and Williams Street.

Hours: 7 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

For more parking options, please visit


5.  Relaxation 

Market can take it out of the best of us. New lounges will help you relax whether your zen comes from a message or a cocktail .

  • Wellness and Rejuvenation Lounge:  To help keep you feeling rejuvenated and at the top of your buying game, enjoy an exclusive spa experience at Market where you can rest and recharge. Indulge in massages, wellness services, and beverages in a serene and relaxing environment throughout the week.  Lounge open during Market hours; hours for services vary:  Wednesday, July 11 – Sunday, July 15: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Building 2, Floor 12, Room 1203B
  • Creative Commons: Enjoy a relaxing space with skyline views, cocktails and hospitality throughout the week of Market. Building 2, Floor 10, Room 1090,
  • Modern Luxury Headshot & Glam Studio:  Smile and get a headshot for your business needs! Package includes styling, a 20-minute portrait session, a selection of proofs and one retouched image. Complimentary for buyers. Appointment required at Building 1, Floor 7.
  • DEMDACO Crossroads:  Kick back in this lounge offering daily amenities.  Building 2, Floor 6, Escalator Lobby
  • Simply Southern Hospitality Lounge:  Rest and recharge all week during Market and enjoy enhanced concession options.Building 2, Floor 6, Escalator Lobby


Don't forget to visit The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market this July

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