About ACRE


December 3, 2014

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Simona Dedek

Santa Clarita, CA

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Rachael B. Winkley

Milwaukee, WI

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American Craft Retailers Expo™

Produced by Wholesalecrafts.com


Wholesalecrafts.com, founded and privately owned by Nancy Vince since 1998, is the only successful wholesale web service of its kind. Members include over 1,200 juried artists and 20,000 registered retailers.


Dubbed as the “online trade show,” the web service continues to grow at breakneck speed. Wholesalecrafts.com offers artists an affordable, complete marketing package that includes the web service, quarterly direct mail catalog ads and co-op ads in the top industry publications, and two annual trade shows.


Wholesalecrafts.com has moved to the next phase by enhancing their online trade show with “real time” shows held annually in Orlando and Las Vegas. The American Craft Retailers Expo (ACRE) shows are truly the newest revolution in trade shows.


Spanning 50,000 square feet with hundreds of exhibitors, ACRE features American and Canadian made products in a full range of price points for every buyer's budget. Product lines include stationery, tabletop, jewelry, furniture, decorative accessories, seasonal and garden, toys, clothing, fashion and fashion accessories, green products and more.


Attendees include buyers from many different retail categories including craft galleries, specialty stores, gift shops, art galleries, furniture, boutiques, jewelry stores, antique shops, museums, hotels and garden centers.


Our amazing marketing plan covers a strategic mix of direct mail, e-mail, print ads, and targeted buyer outreach. The aggressive marketing campaign includes targeted mailings to our current list of over 20,000 registered buyers as well as purchased lists carefully selected for compatibility with the handcrafted market place.

ACRE offers the following amenities for exhibitors:

  • Online jury applications with feedback from jurors
  • 12 months of Wholesalecrafts.com web service (a $468 value)
  • Easy online management of your show needs
  • Easy hotel registration with discounted room rates
  • No forced multi-show contracts
  • Emerging Artist booth packages for artists that are new to wholesale
  • All-inclusive booth packages that include Carpet, Electrical, Unlimited Drayage and Crossbar
  • Several payment plan options including monthly payments

ACRE offers the following amenities for buyers:

  • FREE online registration
  • Easy hotel registration with discounted room rates
  • Online show planner – create your own personal visitation plan
  • Retailer Resources area
  • Comprehensive educational programs
  • Hundreds of quality handmade American and Canadian craft artist exhibitors

Don’t miss this amazing event!


Count down

Show opens: Thursday, May 28, 2015 10:00 AM

South Point Hotel Casino and Spa


159 days, 11 hours until opening!

5-8pm Evening Premier
9:30am - 6pm
9:30am - 5pm

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