Can’t Miss Design Events in New York City

The months of January through April are huge for the interior design world: More than any other period on the calendar, late winter and early spring are jam-packed with trade shows and home decor markets that set the tone and the trends for the rest of the year. Last week, we posted on one of the first major shows to happen each year, the AmericasMart International Gift & Home Furnishings Market in Atlanta. But that’s just the beginning, and luckily, many of the best events are happening in and around New York City, right in our own backyard.

Below, we’ve listed our top picks for must-see trade shows, art, and design events in New York City that are coming up over the next few months. Whether you plan to attend in person or simply follow along on social media, and regardless of if you’re a design professional or just an enthusiast, you’ll want to make sure these shows are on your radar.

1. New York Now. January 30-February 2, Jacob K. Javits Center. NYNow is a home, lifestyle, and gift show that attracts exhibitors from industries ranging from textiles and home accessories, to furniture, jewelry, kitchenware, and more. If you want an intensive rundown on what’s trending in the lifestyle space, this is your show. Plus, NYNow also features a number of seminars designed to help decor-centric business owners, ranging from blogging workshops, to classes on creating an artisanal product line, to seminars for importing good from overseas.

2. The Architectural Digest Home Show. March 17-20, Piers 92 & 94. If you find trade shows overwhelming, or are not technically part of the interior design trade, the AD Home Show is for you. It’s a smaller, easily digestible floor plan, with two days that are open to the public. The show is also run in conjunction with DIFFA’s Dining by Design exhibit, a major fundraiser that features always-inspiring tabletop still-lifes styled by celebrity designers, top brands, local design schools, and more.

3. ArtExpo New York. April 14-17, 2016, Pier 94. This one is a can’t miss for art lovers and collectors: ArtExpo is among the world’s biggest fine art fairs, drawing more than 400 artists, gallerists and publishers from around the globe each year, who work across media ranging from sculpture, to works on paper, to photography and more.

Did we miss any good ones? Let us know in the comments section!

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