AMERICAN CRAFT RETAILERS EXPO™ (ACRE™) PHILADELPHIA
FEBRUARY 18 -20, 2017

PENNSYLVANIA CONVENTION CENTER - HALL A  

WE'RE READY FOR YOU TO JOIN THE REVOLUTION!
IndieMe™ (formerly Wholesalecrafts.com™) is proud to announce its third annual American Craft Retailers Expo™ (ACRE™) Philadelphia show February 18 - 20, 2016. Produced by IndieMe™ and benchmarked off the growing success of all ACRE™ shows, ACRE™ Philadelphia is the premier wholesale event of the season. Founded and privately owned by Nancy Vince since 1998, IndieMe™ is the leading online service for retailers to source American and Canadian wholesale artists. Currently boasting over 1,200 artists and 15,000 retailer members, IndieMe™ is the only successful “online trade show” of its kind.

ACRE™ Philadelphia will feature hundreds of juried wholesale artists among six distinct juried showcases, with a careful selection of Emerging Artists sprinkled throughout:

  • Handmade Gifts & Accessories
  • The Gallery of Fine Craft
  • Handmade Jewelry 
  • High Design Jewelry
  • Handmade Wearable Art
  • Retailer Resource

OUR PHILADELPHIA VISION
  • Our vision is to preserve the valued business that has been conducted in Philadelphia. We recognize this has been many artists' best show and we will protect that reputation and result.
  • Preserve the quality of artists Philadelphia has been known for, building on that quality by using a second tier jury and curator system exclusively for ACRE™ Philadelphia.
  • Continuously build buyer attendance. Our marketing plan focuses on an aggressive campaign to attract new buyers including direct mailings, incentives, email blasts and advertising. Exceptional buyer education programs will be offered to buyers. And, of course, we believe in not charging registration fees to buyers.

ACRE™ PHILADELPHIA DETAILS 
The show will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center - Hall A in 2017. Artists will have 2 days for set up, February 16 and 17. Show days are February 18 - 20. All exhibitors need to be out by midnight the day of closing. Show hours are 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Monday.

IndieMe, Inc. has managed over a dozen shows, and with over 16 years of experience in our industry, our team is confident and knowledgeable in every aspect of organizing a successful show. ACRE™ shows are renowned throughout the industry for their smooth and helpful exhibitor programs, our unprecedented pre-show planning opportunities and a host of educational and business support programs for both artists and retailers alike. ACRE™ Philadelphia will be the best yet!

TRAVEL ON TO ACC - ACRE™ Philadelphia has been conveniently timed to allow for travel on to the ACC Baltimore show at the conclusion of ACRE™ Philadelphia - Once again, we’re working in cooperation with the American Craft Council, to provide a FREE shuttle for buyers, this will depart following our show on Monday afternoon. The first two buyers ride free, with a nominal fee for additional seats.

ACRE™ has contracted with the Pennsylvania Convention Center for Hall A in 2016 with a plan to keep future shows aligned with a consistent mid February pattern for the foreseeable future.

The following Dates and Halls are on reserve for ACRE Philadelphia:
2017 - February 18th – 20th – Hall A (up to 700 exhibitor capacity)
2018 - February 17th – 19th - Halls D and E (up to 1100 exhibitor capacity)
2019 – February 16h – 18th – Halls D and E (up to 1100 exhibitor capacity)

Artists interested in applying to ACRE™ Philadelphia can submit the online Artist Application here, or call 1.888.427.2381 and press 2 to speak to a sales representative. Retailers interested in attending ACRE™ Philadelphia can register here, or call 1.888.427.2381 and press 3 for more information.

For more information on IndieMe™, visit www.IndieMe.com. For more information on ACRE™ Las Vegas, visit www.ACRELasVegas.com.