CHICAGO’S MERCHANDISE MART SEEKS ARTISTS FOR THE FIRST-EVER ONE OF A KIND SPRING SHOW IN 2016

Inaugural Show to Feature More Than 300 Juried Artists from Across North America.

Building on the phenomenal popularity of the annual One of a Kind Holiday Show, Vornado Realty Trust | Merchandise Mart will, for the first time, offer artists the opportunity to showcase their work to Chicago-area shoppers in the spring season when it debuts the inaugural One of a Kind Spring Show April 29 – May 1, 2016. The show will be presented at the Merchandise Mart, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, 7th Floor, and will feature a juried selection of more than 300 artists working in a wide array of media, as well as gourmet foods, musical performances, fashion shows, special demonstrations, amenities and more.

“Each year, we get dozens of inquiries from artists hoping to return to Chicago for a second edition of the One of a Kind Show,” said Show Director Kathleen Hogan. “Artists know that Chicago is a great market for art, and as the snow melts in the spring, everyone seems to want to refresh their living space with something unique and beautiful. The first edition of the One of a Kind Spring Show will feature an elite selection of great home décor, jewelry, fashion and more, as well as great gift options for graduations and  Mother’s and Father’s Day.”

Now approaching its 15th year, the Merchandise Mart’s annual One of a Kind Holiday Show, presented annually the first week of December, has become Chicago’s “go-to” destination for shoppers seeking unique items, attracting more than 65,000 guests annually.

Applications for booth space for spring 2016 are now being accepted.  Artists may display work in the following categories: accessories, ceramics, fashion, fiber art, furniture, glass, gourmet, home, jewelry, kids, metal, mixed media, painting, paper, photography, sculpture and wood. Booth spaces are approximately 10’ x 10’ and are priced at $1,800, with a limited number of corner spaces available for $2,200.  All exhibitors must be the artist/designer of the displayed work, and must be present each day of the show.  Additional selection criteria apply. The application deadline is Oct. 6, 2015.   Applications can be accessed via http://www.oneofakindshowchicago.com/exhibit/

About Merchandise Mart

Vornado Realty Trust | Merchandise Mart, a division of Vornado Realty Trust, is a leading owner and operator of integrated showroom and office buildings, as well as trade show facilities, bringing buyers and sellers together through market events, trade and consumer shows, and conferences each year. We are committed to creating sustainable environments in the properties we manage and the communities we serve. Vornado Realty Trust, based in New York City, is a fully integrated equity real-estate investment trust. Vornado’s common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange and are traded under the symbol VNO.