| Jan 5, 2018 |
Sunday, January 28

One the first day of Market, enjoy seminars on incorporating art into your business, opening a brick-and-mortar gallery, designing for small spaces and the latest report on the outdoor furniture market from Casual Living. 

On the Horizon in the Art World 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Join Michael Joseph, Artblend owner-director, and Yubal Márquez Fleites, Arte Collective owner-curator, as they discuss today’s art scene, top trends and collectible artists. Open to all who want to be on top of their art business opportunities. (0.1 CEU) Pavilion 2 Seminar Room

Marketing Smarts for Designers and Gallery Owners 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Generate sales, increase awareness and brand your business as a premier destination for contemporary fine art. Litsa Spanos, president of Art Design Consultants (ADC), shares creative marketing, event planning and publicity ideas that can take your business to the next level. Open to designers, gallery owners, architects, consultants, creative directors and anyone who wants to grow their business. (0.1 CEU) Pavilion 2 Seminar Room

Gallery Success Stories: How to Succeed with Brick-and-Mortar 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. In today’s world of retail, what are the must-do’s to have a successful and profitable gallery? Wondering how to get more out of your operation? Get insights and ideas for improving your business model as a panel of successful business owners discusses these questions and more. Join Daniel Winn of Winn Slavin Fine Art, Rami Rotkopf of Smart Publishing and Eric Smith of Redwood Media Group as moderator. (0.1 CEU) Pavilion 2 Seminar Room

Designing for Small Spaces Is a Big Deal 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. A growing number of baby boomers want a downsized lifestyle, especially if they are becoming empty nesters. Millennials have grown accustomed to small-space living and are demanding that their homes offer light, flexibility and function. Both groups are mainly situated in urban areas with access to culture, transportation and dining. So what has this movement of small-space living meant for designers, showrooms and retailers? Christopher Grubb, president and founder of Beverly Hills–based Arch-Interiors Design Group Inc., is on hand to discuss market trends in furnishings and decor techniques that maximize the look and feel of smaller living spaces. Grubb showcases projects that include smaller-scale furnishings and home decor products, as well as unique ideas for display, lighting and finishes that make a small, curated space appear larger without feeling overcrowded. (0.1 CEU) Building C Seminar Room, C174

Dream to Launch: Making the Internet Work for You 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Whether you’re an accomplished designer, own a bustling gallery or have an idea in startup mode, you won’t want to miss this seminar. Join artist A.D. Cook as he takes you on a journey from napkin sketch to online presence, including a focus on the importance of a functioning, monetized website and using social media for traffic and sales. Get in gear, and learn how to make the internet work most effectively for your business. (0.1 CEU) Pavilion 2 Seminar

Room 60 Tips in 60 Minutes 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Get ready for fast and furious tips—60, in fact—to help you better run your business, your staff, your operations and your life. Listen in for can’t-miss sales and career strategies from experts in the industry, including Michael Joseph of Artblend, Litsa Spanos of Art Design Consultants, Jeff Casner of HomTex and Eugene Korchinski of Anna Art Publishing, with Eric Smith of Redwood Media Group as moderator. Open to anyone in the art business. (0.1 CEU) Pavilion 2 Seminar Room

Outdoor On the Rise: Casual Living’s 2018 Universe Study 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Every two years, Casual Living conducts its popular Universe Study, a comprehensive assessment of the outdoor industry, identifying growth areas and analyzing sales trends by segment. Editor in chief Waynette Goodson presents the report’s findings and explains what these trends mean for your business and the industry as a whole. Which segments are experiencing the biggest growth? Which sales channels lead the category? Goodson gives you the essentials to plan your efforts in the New Year. (0.1 CEU) Casual Furniture Seminar Room, C1276

Sunday, January 28
Dowel Furniture

Opening Night with Duncan Hughes and Dowel Furniture 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Long day at market? Take a seat and have a drink on Dowel Furniture! Celebrate the launch of the Duncan Hughes collection for Dowel Furniture. The brand will be toasting to the opening night at the Pavilions with some treats and libations. Linger awhile to chat with award-winning interior designer Duncan Hughes and Dowel Furniture co-founders Ray Hallare and Joanne Lee. This collection, inspired by iconic American musicians, writers and celebrities of the early to mid-20th century, will be represented in the space as an ode to the silver screen. Expect a relaxing respite from the hustle and bustle of market. Dowel Furniture, The Pavilions, P2-7006

Start with the Art 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Come to this informative and engaging roundtable discussion with some of the industry’s leading gallerists and artists. You’ll learn how to spot the right piece, how to place large-scale art and how fine art gives you a whole new opportunity for business growth. Join Eric Smith of Redwood Media Group, Andrea Wexler of Pippin Contemporary, Kris and Angela Gebhardt of Gebhardt Gallery, and Linda Mariano of Artexpo as moderator. Open to designers, project managers, consultants, hospitality industry professionals and all who want a new avenue for business growth. (0.1 CEU) Pavilion 2 Seminar Room

Touring the Trends with Shayla Copas 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Designers, bloggers and editors not only have their fingers on the pulse of what is hot today, they also influence consumer demand tomorrow. Get a firsthand look at what Shayla Copas of Shayla Copas Interiors thinks is trending at Las Vegas Market this winter. Copas takes you on an intimate guided tour through the Pavilions, highlighting her favorite finds and the newest trends that you won’t want to miss. RSVP now, as groups are limited.  North End of Pavilion 1

2018 WOW Awards Dinner 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Join WithIt for a special evening honoring women of excellence in the home furnishings industry. Tickets are $150 for individuals and $1,500 for a table of 10. Purchase tickets at online. Building B, WorldView on Sixteen

This article originally appeared in Winter 2018 issue of the Designer's Guide, Las Vegas Market. Subscribe or become a BOH Insider for more.

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