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7 Jan

5 Things to Know: The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market January 2019

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Your Cheat Sheet for the first Market of the Year 

1. When to Come to Market

The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market runs Tuesday, January 8 - Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Showrooms are open from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. each day with some showrooms open until 8 p.m. on Friday, January 11 and Saturday, January 12.

Temporaries have a new date pattern this Market: Wednesday, January 9 - Sunday, January 13, 2019. ANTIQUES closes on Saturday, January 12. Temps are open from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday and 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday.

The Atlanta International Rug Market runs Wednesday, January 9 - Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. each day.

 

2. Where to Find Product 

Download the AmericasMart app to make navigating our three buildings even easier. 

Building 1:

Floor 1: HD Home (Juried Collection)

Floor 2:  Antiques (closes January 12)

Floors 3-4, 6: HOME & RUG, featuring an integrated collection of home furnishings, home accents and America’s largest collection of handmade, machine-made, new and antique area rugs in every style at every price point.

Floor 5: Commercial Design, offering hospitality and contract-grade furniture, kitchen and bath fixtures, wallcoverings, rugs, floorcoverings and more. *NEW

Floor 7: Home Accents & Home Furnishings; Fine Linens & Home Textiles; DÉCOR | Light & Lifestyles (Juried Collection)

Floors 9 & 10: Home Accents & Fine Linens, housing a variety of home fashions, including furnishings, fine linens, window treatments, decorative accessories, pillows, soft goods and personal care items.

Floors 11-13: Home Accents & Furnishings, featuring home accents, home furnishings, lighting and decorative accessories.

Floor 14: HOME & DESIGN, a resource center for design-driven home furnishings, decorative accessories and lighting

Floor 15: HOME & DESIGN, more design-oriented home resources, including a designated interior designer customer workroom.

Floors 16-20: Holiday & Floral/Home Décor, the nation’s integrated holiday, floral and decorative home accent product center.

 

Building 2:

Floor 1: HIGH DESIGN® (Juried Collection) ; HIGH DESIGN LUXE (Juried Collection); 

Floor 2: Gourmet Housewares; Tabletop & Entertaining; Tabletop LUXE (Juried Collection)

Floor 3: Museum Collective (Juried Collection); Gourmet Foods; Gourmet LUXE (Juried Collection)

Floor 4: Gardens; Gardens LUXE; Coastal Living; Birding & Backyard Nature

Floors 6 & 7: General Gift, featuring an array of gift merchandise, including resort product lines.

Floor 8: Gourmet & Housewares, featuring the best-known and respected brand names in the gourmet food industry. 

Floors 8 & 9: Tabletop & Gift, featuring home entertaining and gift merchandise.

Floors 9 & 10: The Gardens.®, featuring indoor/outdoor furnishings, gifts and accessories.

Floors 10-13: Home Accents & Gift, featuring an array of home furnishings and decorative accessories items from wall décor to art and accents.

Floors 14-18: General Gift and Specialty Gift

 

Building 3

Floor 1: Cash & Carry Jewelry ; Holiday, Floral, Baskets, Halloween

Floor 2: Emerging Artists (Juried Collection); Global Designs; Handmade Designs & Handmade Jewelry (Juried Collection); Made in America (Juried Collection); Museum Gifts & Fine Gifts

Floor 3:  Body & Soul; Body & Soul LUXE; Children’s World; Modern Baby & Contemporary Kid (Juried Collection)

Floor 4: Boutique (Juried Collection); Gentlemen’s Boutique (Juried Collection) ; Jewelry & Fashion Accessories (Order Writing Only)

Floor 5:  General Gifts ; On Trend Gifts (Juried Collection); Resort & Souvenir

 

3. How to Get to Market

AmericasMart® Atlanta provides options for free or discounted parking during Market. Lots outside comfortable walking distance are serviced by shuttles. 

PARKING PARTNERS

A variety of affordable parking options at designated downtown lots is available for buyers attending Market. Electric vehicles sponsored by Ty, Inc. will run between designated lots and AmericasMart from 8 a.m. – noon and from 4 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, January 8 – Tuesday, January 15. Evening shuttles will run 4 – 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. 

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.

VIEW PARKING MAP AND RATES

 

GEORGIA STATE STADIUM (formerly Turner Field)

Free parking is available in the Blue Lot at Georgia State Stadium for AmericasMart Atlanta customers on a first-come, first-served basis. The lot is open Tuesday, January 8 – Sunday, January 13, 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Shuttle service will run from 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. with the exception that Friday and Saturday evening service is extended until 9 p.m. Please look for the AmericasMart flag for pick up points. 

PEACHTREE CENTER GARAGE

AmericasMart Atlanta will provide free parking for buyers in the garage at the corner of Peachtree Center Avenue and Andrew Young International Boulevard (161 Peachtree Center Avenue) on Saturday, January 12 and Sunday, January 13 with an AmericasMart Atlanta buyer badge.

Discounted parking is available at Peachtree Center Garage on Friday, January 11 and Monday, January 14 for a fee of $15 per day with an AmericasMart buyer badge.

Spaces are limited. This opportunity is available only on a per day basis during designated hours; there is no overnight parking allowed.

RESERVED PARKING

Parking at Market can be easy, convenient and flexible. Before you arrive, plan and pay for your Market parking with ParkWhiz. You can ensure a guaranteed parking spot with multiple date and lot options.

HOTEL SHUTTLE SERVICE

Take advantage of free shuttle service between AmericasMart® Atlanta and designated hotels Tuesday, January 8 – Monday, January 14 from 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., with the exception that Friday and Saturday evening service runs from 4:30 – 9 p.m. 

Service runs approximately every 30 minutes. Morning schedule begins at the first hotel on the route and continues until the shuttle is full. Schedule may vary due to traffic and weather conditions. There is no hotel service between 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

COMPLIMENTARY COURTESY CARS

Presented by Ty, Inc.

Electric cars are available to provide rides on specific routes within a one-mile area of campus January 8 – 15, between 8 a.m. – noon and 4 – 8 p.m. Evening hours are extended until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Pick up and drop off is in the covered shuttle lane on Williams St. between International and John Portman Blvd. 

ATLANTA DECORATIVE ARTS CENTER (ADAC)

Complimentary shuttle service is offered between AmericasMart Atlanta and ADAC. Pick-up is in front of Building 1 at the corner of John Portman Boulevard and Ted Turner Drive every hour on the hour, and at ADAC on the half-hour. For information on ADAC, call 404.231.1720 or visit www.adacatlanta.com. Please note, ADAC is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE DEPARTURES

Shuttle service to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is provided by independent vendors.

Sir Ellison, Inc. provides services to the airport from AmericasMart Monday, January 14 and Tuesday, January 15. Shuttles run every hour from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Pick up is in front of Building 3 on the Ted Turner Drive side of the building. Cost is $15 per person, cash only. Receipts are available. For more information, call Sir Ellison, Inc. at 404.244.8262.

LOCAL TRAIN INFORMATION – MARTA

MARTA, Atlanta’s rapid rail system, takes you straight from the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport terminal to Peachtree Center Station/AmericasMart Atlanta and to many hotels and attractions throughout the city, including Downtown, Midtown, Buckhead and Dunwoody. It’s a safe, stress-free option for getting downtown. 

Cost is just $2.50 per ride, including transfers*, or you may purchase a Day Pass for unlimited rides from the first use for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 7 consecutive days. All fares, including Day Passes, may be purchased at the vending machines in all train stations. Free 24-hour parking at select stations is available seven days a week. Also, long-term parking is available at select stations; prices vary. For additional information, visit www.itsmarta.com.

TAXI AND RIDE-HAILING SERVICE

Taxi service is available outside the John Portman Boulevard entrance to Building 3. Please check rates – each company is different and some offer flat fare rates between businesses in the Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead zones and between Downtown and Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. 

Pick up for ride-hailing services like Uber is located outside Building 3 on Baker Street.

 

4. Who Will Be at Market 

Shop the Show is back by popular demand! Join a new class of  designers and do-it-yourselfers as they scour Market and (literally) shop ’til they drop to find the most trend-forward home décor, gift, tabletop, and seasonal merchandise this January. And be sure to catch their favorite picks and experiences through social media, videos, workshops, a live pop-up … plus tons of special events you can join!Get a front row seat at #ShoptheShowATL to see what’s new for the next season!

The January 2019 Shop the Show Influencers are: 

Annette Joseph, author, entertaining expert and Italian cocktail guru 

Kelsey Nixon, author and fan favorite on The Next Food Network Star

Mandy Kellogg Rye of Waiting on Martha

Mat Sanders and Brandon Quattron, Consort co-founders 

Jenny Komenda, interior designer and beloved blogger

Also making appearances at Market are Anna Bond of Rifle Paper CoGenevieve Gorder, John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon of Madcap CottageDenise McGaha, Paula Deen, Nancy Fuller, Tom Mirabile of the PANTONE Color Institute Trend Team,  Crystal Vilkaitis of Social Edge™ and a full roster of Atlanta's top culinary talent. 

Learn more at AmericasMart.com/Events

 

5. How to Relax 

Market is time to let loose. 

Celebrate the industry at Come Sail Away Market Kickoff Concert featuring Yacht Rock Revue™ and America’s Magnificent Carpets® Awards.

Relax in the Market's unique lounge destinations: 

ECO Lounge: A new destination located in the Building 3 Atrium where buyers can rest, recharge and learn about products and partners that abide by sustainable practices. This lounge offers complimentary hospitality daily.Building 3, Floor 2, Atrium

Modern Luxury Headshot & Glam Studio: Get glam and smile! Meet with a personal stylist who will perfect your hair and makeup. You’ll then be whisked away to get your professional headshot taken for use on your social media channels, website and all your other business needs. The package includes a 20-minute portrait session, a selection of proofs and one retouched image, delivered as both a high-res image and web-ready version. We handle the details so you can relax and enjoy the experience. Headshots are complimentary for buyers. Walk-ins available from 3 – 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday, but appointments are encouraged. Studio closes at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 13. Learn more at AmericasMart.com/GlamStudio. Building 1, Floor 7. 

Wellness and Rejuvenation Lounge: Indulge in massages, wellness services, and beverages in a serene and relaxing environment throughout the week. Building 2, Floor 12, 1227

Creative Commons: Enjoy a relaxing space with skyline views, cocktails and hospitality throughout the week of Market. Building 2, Floor 10, 1090.

DEMDACO Crossroads: Kick back in this lounge offering daily amenities. Building 2, Floor 6, Escalator Lobby 

The Brownlow Lounge Rest and recharge all week during Market and enjoy daily amenities.Building 2, Floor 6, Escalator Lobby 

Register Today

 

Chelsea Peabody Bohannon
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