High Point Market takes place April 22 to 26. Get a head start with these market tours and ongoing events. For more, check out BOH’s Designer’s Guide to High Point Market.
Happy Hour Tour with the Antiques Diva
Friday, April 21, 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | Antique & Design Center, Market Square, G 1-74
Kick off the weekend with Antiques Diva & Co. CEO Toma Clark Haines for a bubbly tour of the Antique & Design Center with an inside look at some of Market’s best one-of-a-kind treasures.
Hot Spot Tours
9:30 a.m–11 a.m. | Departs from The Point
Join Market veterans on curated tours through two to three showrooms, spotlighting specific areas of excellence.
Saturday, April 22
Gary Inman on hospitality resources; Toma Clark Haines on antiques vendors
Sunday, April 23
Mike Peterson and Linda Kafka on science in design; Ariene Bethea on antiques vendors
Monday, April 24
Cheryl Luckett on licensed collections
Suite Spot Tours
Departs from Suites at Market Square, T-646
These intimate designer-led tours through Suites at Market Square offer a firsthand look at must-see exhibitors.
Saturday, April 22, 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 23, 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Monday, April 24, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Amber Guyton of Blessed Little Bungalow
Lighting Highlights Tour
Sunday, April 23, 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. and Monday, April 24, 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. | Departs from Suites at Market Square, T-646
Designer and star of HGTV’s Design Star: Next Gen Chris Goddard leads a tour of top lighting resources in Suites at Market Square, Market Square and the C&D Building. RSVP: imchighpointmarket.com/webinars-and-events/
Diversity Advocacy Alliance Tour
Sunday, April 23, 1:15 p.m.–5 p.m. | Congdon Yards, 410 W. English Rd.
Exploring showrooms that cultivate a welcoming environment and exemplify diversity, equity and inclusion in their business practices, designers Ashley Ross and Victoria Sanchez lead a tour designed to close the gap in diverse buyers’ representation and acceptance in show- rooms. The half-day tour, organized by the Diversity Advocacy Alliance, will also share and support opportunities meant to advance participants’ education around buyer development and business sustainability. Buyer pass required. RSVP: https://bit.ly/DAATourSpring23
La Vida Es Bella: Mexican Modernist Textiles From the Marjorie Skouras Collection
Friday, April 21–Wednesday, April 26 | Currey & Company, IHFC, M-110
For Marjorie Skouras, buying a historic home in Mérida sparked a passion for Mexican textiles, fashion, art and culture of the 1960s and ’70s. This exhibition will feature 24 vintage dresses from the 1970s that reflect the surrealist, modern and pop art movements of that era.
New Buyer Mixer
Friday, April 21, 3 p.m.–5 p.m. and Monday, April 24, 5 p.m.–7 p.m. | The Point
Connect with fellow Market newbies and members of the High Point Market Authority team while learning how to tap into the buyer resources available to you. Not quite new but still full of questions about how to maximize your Market experience? This networking session is for you, too! Friday’s session includes an ice cream social, while Monday’s gathering features a visit from local favorite Brown Truck Brewery.
Ask an Expert
Friday, April 21–Tuesday, April 25, 5 p.m.–6 p.m. | Whitehall Antiques, Market Square, G-54B
Wondering how to spot replaced furniture parts or pesky feet? Curious what “erased” silver marks are? Is it Japanese Imari, Chinese Imari or even German or English? Drop by with questions about antique furniture, silver and porcelains for David Lindquist, author of eight books and dozens of articles on antiques. Bring your photos, too!
Floyd Home Pop-Up at Crypton
Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April 23, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. | Market Square Tower, Suite 404
Discover the newest Floyd pieces and how the brand’s timeless designs work in sync with Crypton’s long-lasting and thoughtful performance fabrics—plus daily happy hours and fun giveaways with these Detroit-based brands.
Live Music with Evan Blackerby
Saturday, April 22–Tuesday, April 25, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. | Cohab.Space, 1547 W. English Rd.
Visit Cohab’s community of creators and brands, with live music from Evan Blackerby while you shop.
Live Music at Center Stage
Recharge, refresh and socialize daily during Market at Center Stage, which features outdoor games and live music in an outdoor oasis at the center of Market. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; early entry for buyers at 6:15 p.m.
Saturday, April 22, 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 23, 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.