Event Information

ACRE Philadelphia 2017

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Northeast)

Phone: 1-888-427-2381 option 1
Show Dates: 2/18/17 - 2/20/17
Application Deadline: 2/10/17 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 8 (a booth shot is NOT required)

Fee (Application Processing Fee): $10.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.


Event Summary
ACRE™ features American and Canadian made products in a full range of price points for every buyer's budget. Product lines include jewelry, decorative accessories, tabletop, furniture, wall art, sculpture, fashion and fashion accessories, seasonal and garden, stationery,  toys, clothing, 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, garden centers and catalogs.

ACRE™ offers artists an all-inclusive booth package, Emerging Artist program, and convenient payment options. All booths include a free year of IndieMe™ (Formerly Wholesalecrafts.com) web service (a $468 value).

Space is limited and booth assignments will be made in the order applications are approved, so DON’T WAIT!

General Information
Reserve your space in the newest, most innovative trade show in the country. ACRE™ (produced by IndieMe™) has a reputation for quality handmade American and Canadian crafts. ACRE™ offers a truly revolutionary WHOLESALE experience that allows artists to physically showcase their work in person, and virtually reach retailers year-round! Apply today.

Current IndieMe™ members are highly encouraged to use the ACRE™ Philadelphia website to apply for this show. The application process is streamlined and free for all at www.acrephiladelphia.com.

Since 1998, IndieMe™ (Formerly Wholesalecrafts.com) has registered thousands of retailers to source great artists and shop online. Buyers at ACRE™ include craft galleries, gift and specialty shops, art galleries, boutiques, furniture stores, jewelry shops, antique stores,museum gift shops, garden centers, and more. The Craft Retailers Association for Tomorrow (C.R.A.F.T.), as part of their mission to promote American made craft, has partnered with ACRE™ to provide education programs for attending buyers.

ACRE™ is a high-quality juried wholesale show. All work must be original designs, produced in the United States or Canada. Members of the jury score on Craftsmanship, Marketability, Originality, and Photography. Once the jury process is complete, artists receive a copy of their personal scores with anonymous feedback and suggestions from the jurors. ACRE™’s jury panel consists of artist peers, IndieMe™ staff, and prominent retailers.

Whether a seasoned wholesale artist or first time exhibitor, ACRE™ is there every step of the way. ACRE™ offers a series of online Webinars to educate and inform artists on how to make the most of their ACRE™ and IndieMe™ experience. Artists can view recorded versions at their convenience.

IndieMe™/ACRE™ represents artist owned studios within the USA and Canada. Regardless of the participating SHOWCASE, all artists MUST qualify as follows:
All work, especially main design elements, must be of original design by the artist/studio.
No work may be assembled from commercial kits or unaltered commercial molds.
All work must be made or assembled within the USA or Canada.

IndieMe™ reserves the right to refuse any enrollment for any reason, including not fully meeting these qualification requirements or misrepresentation in the type of work, quality of work, or quality of images presented for screening. After acceptance, artists are expected to continue presenting as good or better photography, and must ask for additional screening before showing new media other than what was presented originally.

10' x 10' (beginning at $2,420) or larger booth packages include:
- Booth carpet
- 500 Watt electrical outlet (10x15 (beginning at $3,280) or larger receive 1000 Watts)
- Unlimited drayage
- allows for easier budgeting and alleviates surprise bills at the end of the show.
- Crossbar - Drapes, wastebasket, 1 tall stool, and show sign
- Wifi
- Pre-show vacuum

ACRE™ provides professional IndieMe™ and ACRE™ graphics, labels, and table tents for your personal marketing use. These materials are available for quick download or can be mailed to you by request.

Receive an online listing with an image of your work on the ACRE™ website.

1 Full Year of IndieMe™ web service included (a $468 value!)

Once you apply and are jury approved for ACRE™, you will also have the opportunity to participate in IndieMe™’s affordable print advertising opportunities such as quarterly printed Buyer’s Guide catalogs with a distribution of over 30,000 each time, annual Vertical Marketing Guides for Jewelry, Garden and Home Decor mailed to 15,000 targeted retailers each time, and co-op advertising with popular trade publications such as GIFT SHOP Magazine, Retailing Insight, Giftware News, Museums & More, American Craft and more, at a FRACTION of the normal cost.

IndieMe™ will put together a Preview Guide that will feature artist ads as well as our show infor and showcase spotlight pages.  This printed guide will mail to over 25,000 retailers in October.  Each exhibitor, that has been approved by the deadline, receives a free image in this publication.

Exhibitors receive a free listing in the Show Directory. Get additional exposure by purchasing a display ad.

Please email service@Indieme.com or call 1-888-427-2381 option 1.

Booth Information
Booth Size       Booth Fee        Included Electric
5 x 10 inline limited availability, HANDMADE JEWELRY showcase artists ONLY    $1780   500 WATTS
5x10 CORNER, placed starting midsection of show     $2080     500 WATTS
5x20 ENDCAP, includes 2 corners, placed starting midsection of show    $3000     500 WATTS
10x10 INLINE   $2420     500 WATTS
10x10 CORNER  $2820   500 WATTS
10X15 INLINE     $3280    1000 WATTS
10X15 CORNER   $3680   1000 WATTS
10x20 INLINE    $3920     1000 WATTS
10x20 CORNER   $4320    1000 WATTS
10X20 ENDCAP, includes 2 corners   $4820    1000 WATTS
NEW for 2017 Emerging Artist Section - 6' Table w/ Track Lights Included
Limited to artists brand new to whlsl, less than 5 whlsl accounts no trade show exhibition experience   .
$1395   500 WATTS
BOOTH SHARER    $530     N/A
Interested in a larger booth size? Please call 1.888.4.CRAFT.1 (1.888.427.2381) ext. 2 to speak with an ACRE™ Marketing Consultant.

Interested in applying as an EMERGING ARTIST?  Please see our Zapplication for ACRE Philadelphia 2017 New to Wholesale Category.