Artisans flock to Dallas for Folk Art Market

The International Folk Art Market Collection is returning for the June 22-28 Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.

Presented in partnership between Dallas Market Center and the International Folk Art Alliance, the collection presents dozens of artisans from all over the world showcasing their wares and sharing their stories through their art.

The exhibit will be held in the World Trade Center Atrium where buyers may purchase handmade jewelry, gifts and home décor and get to know the artisans representing India, Uzbekistan, Laos, Guatemala and other countries.

“We’re thrilled to welcome these artists to Dallas as part of our summer market experience presenting more unique, handcrafted and one-of-a kind products from around the world,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “Not only will buyers see beautiful products to share with their customers, they can meet the makers in-person and understand the direct impact their purchases make in the artists’ communities.”

The artisans are part of the International Folk Art Alliance (IFAA), which hosts the International Folk Art Market, the largest of its kind in the world, each summer in Santa Fe, N.M. The collection at is designed to honor and economically sustain the artisans, who are often able to secure year-round income based on their U.S. sales, creating a lasting economic impact on their communities. The show also gives buyers the chance to learn more about the intricacies of the artisans’ work, and to set themselves apart from the competition with specially curated product.

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Lauren Roses is Home Accents Today’s product editor, responsible for selecting and compiling product and trend stories, and for overseeing product submissions and coverage of intros and market debuts. Lauren studied at the University of Arizona and has lived in San Diego, California and New York City. Prior to joining Home Accents Today, she worked in marketing and project management for several prominent interior design and real estate professionals. In early 2018 Lauren moved back to her home state of North Carolina where she enjoys reading, animals, hiking and spending time with family.

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