Event Information


ACRE Las Vegas 2017 – New to Wholesale Category

Southpoint Hotel and Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada (West)

Phone: 1-888-427-2381 option 1
Show Dates: 6/3/17 - 6/5/17
Application Deadline: 5/26/17 Midnight PST
94 day(s) and 2 hour(s) remaining


Images: 8 (a booth shot is NOT required)

Fee (Application Processing Fee): $10.00


Event Summary
Join us for our 11th year in Las Vegas!  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, New to Wholesale/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 Las Vegas or ACRE Philadelphia (see these other listings on Zapplication).

Additional requirements for the New to Wholesale category are:
  • 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™ Las Vegas website to apply for this show. The application process is streamlined and free for all at www.acrelasvegas.com.

Our longest running wholesale trade show returns to Las Vegas June 3 - 5, 2017 at our successful new location The South Point Hotel Casino and Spa. ACRE™ Las Vegas 2017 is strategically positioned with Las Vegas Jewelry Week featuring the popular JCK Show. Founded and privately owned by Nancy Vince since 1998, IndieMe™ (formerly Wholesalecrafts.com™) is the leading online service for retailers to source American and Canadian wholesale artists. Currently boasting 1,200 artists and 16,000 retailer members, IndieMe™ (formerly Wholesalecrafts.com™) is the only successful “online trade show” of its kind.

ACRE™ Las Vegas will feature hundreds of juried wholesale artists among six distinct juried showcases, with a careful selection of Emerging Artists sprinkled throughout:

Handmade Gifts & Accessories
Handmade Jewelry Showcase
Handmade Wearable Art
The Gallery of Fine Craft
High Design Jewelry
Emerging Artists

Strategically positioned during Las Vegas Jewelry Week
Our longest running ACRE™ show, now in our 9th year!
Well crafted marketing before and during the show
The finest American and Canadian wholesale artists
Qualified American and Canadian craft buyers

Our new date for ACRE™ Las Vegas is situated during the highly popular Las Vegas Jewelry Week which runs in late May. Jewelry Week features shows such as JCK Las Vegas, Couture and the Las Vegas Bead Renaissance Show along with several more, bringing over 30k jewelry buyers to town. The ACRE™ way offers both artist and buyer professional educational opportunities. Be sure to check out our booth sizes and amenities here. You won’t be disappointed!

We have managed over a dozen shows, and with over 16 years of experience in our industry, our team is confident and knowledgeable in every aspect of organizing a successful show. ACRE™ shows are renowned throughout the industry for their smooth and helpful exhibitor programs, our unprecedented pre-show planning opportunities and a host of educational and business support programs for both artists and retailers alike.

Artists interested in applying to ACRE™ Las Vegas can submit the online Artist Application here, or call 1.888.427.2381 and press 2 to speak to a sales representative. 

Retailers interested in attending ACRE™ Las Vegas can register here, or call 1.888.427.2381 and press 3 for more information. 

For more information on Indie Me™, visit www.indieme.com. For more information on ACRE™ Philadelphia, visit 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. 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.

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' or larger booth packages include:
- Booth carpet
- 500 Watt electrical outlet
- 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
- Pre-show vacuum

5'x10' Corner and 5'x20' Endcap booth options:
For those that wish to bring a limited product line or just newer work to ACRE, we offer smaller booths to be placed beginning mid-show, behind the 10x10 and larger booths. Includes all the amenities of our larger booth packages at very affordable rates.

This limited juried opportunity is only available to artists who are new to wholesale or have limited product lines.

Includes 1 Full Year of IndieMe™ web service. 5' (deep) x 10' (wide) booth Includes:
- Unlimited Drayage
- Carpet
- Electric outlet
- Eight feet tall back and side drapes.
- One (1) 6' draped table
- Wastebasket, folding chair, and sign
- 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.

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 contact service@indieme.com or call 888-427-2381 option 1.


Booth Information
5x10 INLINE EMERGING ARTIST, limited to artists brand new to whlsl.,
less than 5 whlsl. accounts, no trade show exhibition experience