Live events are back!
After months and months of zoom meetings, virtual happy hours, and online webinars, we’ve returned to face-to-face events, in-person networking, and, dare we say it, a return to the office for some. While all of those technological options were godsends during the height of the Pandemic, there’s no substitute for meeting in real life. And for the interior design world, seeing products online doesn’t quite compare to touching, feeling and test-driving that sofa or chair you’ve had your eye on.
Like many live event producers, WestEdge Design Fair was forced to cancel their 2020 and 2021 annual event in Los Angeles due to the health and safety concerns of COVID. Now that the world has re-opened, WestEdge Design Fair is back and this year has expanded to Dallas! WestEdge Dallas will take place September 16-18 in the Dallas Design District at Market Hall.
WestEdge, established in Los Angeles in 2013, showcases the best in modern design, offering guests the opportunity to shop the latest from premium home furnishings brands, including both established and up-and-coming names. This fall, they are joining forces with Artexpo to bring two established fairs to Dallas. Dallas is an art town and Artexpo offers a platform for hundreds of artists showing original artwork, prints, paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, lithographs and glass works.
Collectively, the fairs will bring together thousands of guests—interior designers, architects, gallery owners and managers, art dealers, collectors, and art & design lovers— to discover and source from the leading names in art and design.
“We’ve always seen the complementary nature of art and design. So, we were thrilled when Artexpo reached out about the possibility of co-locating and launching in Dallas together” says WestEdge Co-Founder Megan Reilly. Guests will be able to enjoy two events under one roof with one ticket and a convenient experience to shop from and discover new and established talents in the worlds of art and furnishings.
WestEdge Dallas highlights include:
A Floor-wide Opening Night Party
Guests will enjoy a festive evening of cocktails, fine food, entertainment and the chance to shop hundreds of art and design products before the weekend crowds. The evening supports the missions of multiple charitable organizations, including homeless advocacy, pet rescue, and education.
This section is dedicated to independent designers and artists of one-of-a-kind furniture, lighting and more. Guests have the opportunity to purchase, specify and customize handmade furnishings, and engage with the makers firsthand to learn about their craft and inspiration.
“Working from home” is here to stay as a result of the Pandemic. This new section will feature a series of vignettes that speak to home office design. Who doesn’t want a home office that looks and feels good, not to mention helps boost productivity?
Design Talks & Panel Discussions
The podcast Convo By Design® will join the WestEdge stage to co-produce a thoughtful series of design talks and panel discussions. Hear from leading names in the design industry on a variety of topics, from Artful Inspiration and Color Trends, to Supply Chain Challenges and Business Growth Strategies.
The Dallas design scene is strong and shows no signs of slowing down. And September sure seems to be the month to check it out! In addition to WestEdge Design Fair and Artexpo, September hosts Dallas Design Week, Texas Design Week and the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas. So if you’ve been considering a trip to the Big D, this fall offers a plethora of reasons to plan that trip. ☐
For tickets and event details, visit: www.WestEdgeDesignFair.com