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Market Tours and Ongoing Events

High Point Market takes place October 14 to 18. Get a head start with these market tours and ongoing events. For more, check out BOH’s Designer’s Guide to High Point Market.


Hot Spot Tours
9:30 a.m. | Departs from The Point
Join Market veterans on curated tours that spotlight specific areas of excellence.

Saturday, October 14
Leah Alexander on art vendors
Laura Hodges on sustainable brands

Sunday, October 15
Rebecca Plumb and Shaun Crha on Hot Young Designers Club favorites
Antonio DeLoatch with new launches

Monday, October 16
Eric Haydel on antiques vendors
Monika Nessbach for hospitality resources

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. RSVP here.

Saturday, October 14
1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.: Noel Gatts

Sunday, October 15
10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.: Barry Goralnick
1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.: Dalia Soles

Monday, October 16
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.: David Cohen

Design Edge Discovery Tour
Sunday, October 15, and Monday, October 16, 3 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | Departs from Cyan Design, IHFC, C-258
Join Design Edge founder, Lee Hershberg, on a tour of several Design Edge showrooms for networking, product discovery and a greeting from company leadership. RSVP here.

Diversity Advocacy Alliance Tour
Monday, October 16, 1 p.m.–3 p.m. | Departs from The Point
Explore showrooms that exemplify diversity, equity and inclusion in their business practices and cultivate a welcoming environment with the Diversity Advocacy Alliance. Everick Brown and O. Stephanie Beverly lead a master class on maximizing relationships as they share trade secrets on where and how to shop; how to plan your Market itinerary and identify showroom models, prepare negotiation tactics and understand the bottom line; and how to best present your company to exhibitors. RSVP here

The VRD/HPxD Tour
Tuesday, October 17, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. | Departs from Collected by Schwung, 501 S. Centennial St.
Jessica Duce partners with High Point x Design to share her favorite sources for vacation rental properties. Tour includes lunch and refreshments. Seats are limited. Email info@vacationrentaldesigners.com to sign up.

Ongoing Events

“Three” Exhibition
Friday, October 13–Wednesday, October 18, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. | The Art Gallery (TAG) at Congdon Yards, 400 W. English Rd.
“Three” features the artwork of three female painters from Greensboro, North Carolina—Agnes Preston-Brame, Adele Wayman and Sallie White.

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, October 14
7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.: The City

Sunday, October 15
7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.: Barenaked Ladies

Free Designer Headshots
Sunday, October 15–Monday, October 16, 9 a.m.–5 pm. | Hooker Furnishings, 220 Elm, Floor 2
Get a new headshot that captures you at your Market best. Walk-ins welcome and no appointment needed; complimentary hair and makeup touch-ups available.

This article originally appeared in Fall 2023 issue of the Designer's Guide, High Point Market. Subscribe or become a BOH Insider for more.

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