Event Information

ACRE Philadelphia 2017 - New to Wholesale Category

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Northeast)

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 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.

The New to Wholesale category (also referred to as Emerging Artist) of ACRE™ is exclusively for highly original artist designed work that is new to the wholesale market. To qualify for this category the artist must have less than five (5) wholesale accounts and no trade show exhibition experience. If you don’t meet this requirement, you may still be eligible for ACRE using our other application for either ACRE Philadelphia or ACRE Las Vegas (see these other listings on Zapplication).
Additional requirements for the New to Wholesale category are:

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.
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.
IndieMe™ aggressively markets ACRE™ by using a strategic mix of direct mail, e-mail, web, and print ads with major publications. In addition, IndieMe™ personally contacts top retailers in the industry to encourage their attendance at the show.
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.
There is limited space available in our Emerging Artist area, so Emerging Artist applications will be collected and juried with 2 rounds of approval.  Once you have submitted your application ACRE will review it for eligibility. If your application is deemed eligible, you will be accepted into the first round of the jury process. 
The first round of the jury process will be complete August 19th 2016.  Exhibitors will be notified of their acceptance or denial via email at this time.  Applicants may also be waitlisted at this time and move on to the second round of the jury process.  The second round will be complete October 28th 2016, at which time applicants will be notified of their acceptance or denial. 

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 join live or view recorded versions at their convenience.
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.
BOOTH PACKAGE – The New to Wholesale/Emerging Artist booth: $1395
Emerging Artist Area – 6’ table display
- Unlimited Drayage
- Track Lighting
- Electric outlet
- One (1) 6' draped table
- Wastebasket, chair, and sign
- 12 months of IndieMe™ Web Service (a $468 value!)
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, and co-op advertising with popular trade publications such as GIFT SHOP Magazine, New Age Retailer, Giftware News, Museums & More, American Craft and more, at a FRACTION of the normal cost.
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 PACKAGE – The New to Wholesale/Emerging Artist booth: $1395
Emerging Artist Area – 6’ table display
- Unlimited Drayage
- Track Lighting
- Electric outlet
- One (1) 6' draped table
- Wastebasket, chair, and sign
- 12 months of IndieMe™ Web Service (a $468 value!)