Events

April 2018

Fri 13
Sat 14
Sun 15
Mon 16
Tue 17
Wed 18

7:30am - 9am, Sat. Apr. 14

Live Painting Demonstration

Educational

Linda Donohue Fine Art, Suites At Market Square, Mezzanine

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

California artist Linda Donohue will paint abstract seascapes and expressionist paintings in acrylics with a pallet knife and brushes.

7:30am - 11am, Sat. Apr. 14

Morning Buzz

Social

Fine Furniture Design

Shuttle Stop: 13 (Green Line)

Come by for coffee and fresh baked cookies every morning!

7:30am - 4:30pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Best Barista Bar @ Market

Social

Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1

Shuttle Stop: 3 (Green Line)

Join us a warm cup of coffee or your favorite specialty drink. All buyers are welcome!

7:30am - 9am, Sat. Apr. 14

Retailer Breakfast

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Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1

Shuttle Stop: 3 (Green Line)

Start your day with us! All buyers welcome!

8am - 2pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Courtyard Cafe

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Courtyard

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Enjoy home made apple fritters from Granny's Bakery as well as cookies, coffee, juice and water.

8am - 10am, Sat. Apr. 14

Morning Mimosas!

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LANCASTER Custom Crafted Upholstery, Market Square, Floor 2

Shuttle Stop: 29 (Red Line)

Have a little Vitamin C on us! Get your juice on and enjoy a morning mimosa with us from 8-10am. We look forward to seeing you April 12-18 for the release of our latest designs.

8am - 10am, Sat. Apr. 14

Complimentary Breakfast with Burton James

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Burton James, Inc., 310 N. Hamilton St., Floor 1

Shuttle Stop: 18 (Red Line)

Join Burton James for a lively start to your morning with hot coffee, warm bites and witty conversation in our Hamilton/Wrenn District showroom.

8am - 10am, Sat. Apr. 14

Complimentary Gourmet Coffee

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200 N Hamilton: Courtyard

Shuttle Stop: 18 (Red Line)

Start your day off at 200 N. Hamilton with a complimentary coffee. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

8am - 10:30am, Sat. Apr. 14

Hurtado Breakfast

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HURTADO

Shuttle Stop: 26 (Red Line)

Enjoy the newest introductions to the Coral Collection and the Soho Collection with Hurtado. Enjoy the most enjoyable breakfast and enjoy the luxury of design.

8am - 10:30am, Sat. Apr. 14

Gourmet Coffee and Organic Juice Bar at The Point

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The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Swing by The Point before tackling the day’s agenda to get your morning started off right. Gourmet coffee and specialty coffee drinks from Event Espresso as well as fresh-pressed organic juices from Organic AF will be available for purchase.

8:30am - 9:30am, Sat. Apr. 14

Showplace Complimentary Buyer's Breakfast

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Showplace Atrium

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Start your day at Showplace with a complimentary muffins and coffee. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

9am - 10am, Sat. Apr. 14

3 Vital Strategies to Boost Your Digital Marketing

Educational

HFA Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites

Shuttle Stop: 3 (Green Line)

Speaker: Isaac Knorr & Kurt Strasser, Knorr Marketing Digital Marketing is a must in today’s retail environment and customer engagement becomes even more challenging. In this seminar, you’ll learn essential strategies to ensure you are digitally targeting your ideal customer and using the most effective ways to communicate your brand messaging to increase your store traffic.

9am - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Steelyard Designers Lounge

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Universal Furniture International, Inc.

Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Universal To The Trade and Steelyard invite you to experience the Designers Lounge in the Universal Furniture showroom, a designers-only salon and workspace complete with wifi, beverages and snacks. Catch up on emails and texts, review the day’s agenda, rehydrate and relax. Drop in anytime! Designers are encouraged to register at www.UniversalToTheTrade.com/MarketEvents.

9am - 10am, Sat. Apr. 14

3 Vital Strategies to Boost Your Digital Marketing

Educational

HFA Retailer Resource Center, Plaza Suites, First Floor, RRC Seminar Room

Shuttle Stop: 3 (Green Line)

Digital Marketing is a must in today’s retail environment and customer engagement becomes even more challenging. In this seminar, you’ll learn essential strategies to ensure you are digitally targeting your ideal customer and using the most effective ways to communicate your brand messaging to increase your store traffic.

9:30am - 11:30am, Sat. Apr. 14

Weekend Bubbly Brunch at The Antique & Design Center

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Antique & Design Center, Market Square

Shuttle Stop: 29 (Red Line)

Enjoy a glass of bubbly with biscuits and other southern brunch favorites as you begin your day of treasure hunting at the Antique & Design Center on Ground level of Historic Market Square. With an addition of over 6600 square feet, you won’t want to miss a single square inch of soul nourishing goodness.

10am - 12pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Mimosa Madness

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DeLoach, Market Square, Ground

Shuttle Stop: 29 (Red Line)

Enjoy mimosas and breakfast goodies while perusing the beautifully curated collection of vintage and modern finds at DELOACH showroom, located in the Antique and Design Center G-55.

10am - 11am, Sat. Apr. 14

5 Color Mistakes You're Making Right Now

Educational

Alden Parkes, 200 N. Hamilton St., Floor 1

Shuttle Stop: 18 (Red Line)

Influential color specialist Maria Killam shares her groundbreaking Understanding Undertones system, tips to avoid common color mistakes and how to guide your clients choose the right color for their home. There will be a Q&A at the end with Maria. Refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes. (0.1 CEU).

10am - 11am, Sat. Apr. 14

5 Color Mistakes You’re Making RIGHT NOW With Your Clients

Educational

Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110

Shuttle Stop: 18 (Red Line)

Influential color specialist Maria Killam shares her groundbreaking Understanding Undertones system, tips to avoid common color mistakes and how to guide your clients choose the right color for their home. The best way to achieve a beautiful result is by focusing on classic and timeless design. This seminar will walk you through the 5 biggest mistakes designers make when choosing colors for walls and hard finishes in the most important rooms in our homes including kitchens and bathrooms. Learn where you actually need to place each sample so that you can see you've chosen the right color.A question and answer segment with follow. (0.1 CEU) Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes.

10am - 11am, Sat. Apr. 14

KEYNOTE SERIES - T’s Coffee Talk with Trisha Yearwood

Educational

Center Stage at the Transportation Terminal

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join Trisha Yearwood for a special edition broadcast of her popular Facebook LIVE show, T's Coffee Talk, as she discusses her various business enterprises, shares her top business-building insights and dishes on building brand awareness. After her 20-minute chat, stick around for an interactive viewing of Trisha’s cooking show, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, complete with commentary from Trisha and a live Q&A session with her fans from around the world. Presented by the High Point Market Authority. Sponsored by Klaussner Home Furnishings.

10am - 11am, Sat. Apr. 14

Editor at Large’s Guide to High Point Market

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join Editor at Large’s president Julia Noran Johnston and members of her editorial team as they take a deep dive into their Designer’s Guide to High Point Market. This lively roundtable discussion will overview the events, products and people designers won’t want to miss while in High Point.

10:30am - 11:30am, Sat. Apr. 14

How Augmented Reality Increases Consumer Confidence, Engagement and Closing

Educational

HFA Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites

Shuttle Stop: 3 (Green Line)

Speaker: Ron Gordon, MicroD, LLC. Augmented Reality blends the real world with the virtual world to create an impressive and immersive virtual experience. 3D technology is improving rapidly and costs are dropping dramatically driven by applications in the video gaming industry and the enhanced support on mobile devices. As a result, it is no surprise that today’s shoppers expect more from their digital environment! Join MicroD as we introduce, explain, and demonstrate Augmented Reality. We’ll show how leading retailers are using these technologies to increase consumer engagement, confidence, and to close orders. Bring your questions because we have answers!

11am - 12pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Passion Sucks! It’s All About the Money with Nick May

Educational

Universal Furniture International, Inc.

Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Nick May of the Chaise Lounge Podcast hosts a panel discussion with designers on what makes their businesses go beyond passion. Featuring designers Robin Baron, David Charette, Jay Brito, Sita Montgomery and Angela Harris. RSVP at www.UniversalToTheTrade.com/MarketEvents.

11am - 1pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Meet the Designers: Mark Badgley and James Mischka

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Badgley Mischka Home, IHFC, Commerce, Floor 1

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Iconic fashion designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka - known for dressing Hollywood’s stars on the red carpet - introduce their newest designs for Badgley Mischka Home, a signature collection of furnishings and decorative accents. Enjoy a complimentary beverage while touring their InterHall showroom.

11am - 1pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Luxury Design and Luxe Bite

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HURTADO

Shuttle Stop: 26 (Red Line)

Enjoy the newest introductions to the Coral Collection and the Soho Collection with Hurtado. Enjoy the most enjoyable lunch and enjoy the luxury of design

11am - 1pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Champagne Brunch with Lillian August

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Wendover Art Group, IHFC, Commerce, Floor 2

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Join us for champagne brunch with Lillian August as we celebrate her newest collection of artwork.

11am - 1pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Mimosas with Meg

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Couture Lamps, Inc., IHFC, Green, Floor 2

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Come join the Couture Lamps team as well sip mimosas with our licensee, Meg Caswell! Meg Caswell, winner of HGTV's Design Star, will be on site for a 2 hour meet and greets and to showcase her TWO collections of lamps. Featuring bright and playful colors and geometric designs, the Meg Caswell for Couture Lamps collection adds a pop of color to any room!

11:30am - 12:30pm, Sat. Apr. 14

ART DAY Workshop with Interior Designers and Architects at The Rug Show

Educational

The Rug Show, Suites at Market Square, T-428

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

The Rug Show with Creative Matters Inc and Cover Magazine Present Art Day- A CEU Accredited Workshop. Participants are invited to engage in a one hour complimentary creative workshop, conducted by the Creative Matters team in collaboration with The Rug Show and Cover Magazine. Get away from the computer and let your creativity shine! Mediums will include oil pastel, charcoal, ink, wax resist and various papers. Open to all skill levels and expertise. (0.1 CEU) Limited places, please RSVP to info@therugshow.com and visit www.therugshow.com for more information.

11:30am - 1pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Retailer Lunch

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Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1

Shuttle Stop: 3 (Green Line)

Join us in the Retailer Resource Center (RRC) for a tasty lunch. All buyers/retailers welcome.

11:30am - 1:30pm, Sat. Apr. 14

LUNCH WITH THE MAGICAL AVIVA STANOFF | Currey & Company

Educational

Currey & Company, Inc, IHFC, Main, Floor 1

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Meet design star, Aviva Stanoff, in the Currey showroom and see additions to The Aviva Stanoff Collection. Enjoy a freshly prepared lunch, have a glass or two, and hear how Aviva incorporates into her textiles and other designs a sense of positivity and good vibes which anyone can relate--regardless of geography, language or culture.

11:30am - 2pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Parson’s Table Pop-Up

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The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Offering the wildly popular homemade sandwiches, salads, sourdough bread and desserts that Market-goers have come to know and love for decades, the Parson’s Table will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a pop-up lunch service daily in The Point from 11:30am – 2pm on Friday, April 13 – Tuesday, April 17.

11:30am - 3:30pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Italian Wine & Design Brunch

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IDP ITALIA-SofaForm, IHFC, Design Center, Floor 7

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

SETS Italia - distributors of IDP ITALIA and SOFAFORM continues to be on the move with its expanded warehouse programs and bringing new models designed for the US market! We will be showcasing new models and unveiling our 2018 QUICKSHIP design program. Join us for some brunch with some Italian wine, cheese, small bites and some design.

12pm - 1pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Complimentary Lunch with Burton James

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Burton James, Inc., 310 N. Hamilton St., Floor 1

Shuttle Stop: 18 (Red Line)

Come in, kick up your heels and enjoy a relaxing complimentary lunch in the Burton James Showroom!

12pm - 3:30pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Lunch and Cocktail in Artmax

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Artmax, Inc., IHFC, Design Center, Floor 4

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Come to relax in Artmax for lunch and cocktail with wine and enjoy our beautiful and exciting new introductions.

12pm - 1pm, Sat. Apr. 14

DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES - Who Is Holding Back Your Fees – You or Your Client?

Educational

High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Tobi Fairley, ASID, combines her interior design degree, an MBA, and a life coaching certification for her innovative approach to running a design business. Learn Tobi's method of blending the value of your work with your own self-worth to increase your bottom line. You will leave this presentation with the new perspective that selling clients on your ideal design fees is much more about your mindset than their willingness to invest in your services. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 0.1 IDCEC-Approved CEU. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID.

1pm - 2pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Experiential Marketing – How Your Business Should Be Marketing

Educational

HFA Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites

Shuttle Stop: 3 (Green Line)

Speaker: Maggie Ellison, Event Marketing Strategies. Experiential marketing is the now of marketing. Learn what the term means and how to market your business in the marketing clutter that currently exists. Ellison will lead you through the strategy, development and implementation of local, regional and national experiential marketing campaigns and how to reach your audiences face-to-face!

1pm - 2pm, Sat. Apr. 14

What's Your Time Worth?

Educational

Alden Parkes, 200 N. Hamilton St., Floor 1

Shuttle Stop: 18 (Red Line)

Designer Billy Ceglia shares insights and strategies for effective time management for design pros to maximize profits on every job. Learn how to charge correctly for your time and save thousands of dollars by using your time smarter. There will be a Q&A at the end with Billy. Refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes. (0.1 CEU)

1pm - 2pm, Sat. Apr. 14

What’s your Time Worth?

Educational

Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110

Shuttle Stop: 18 (Red Line)

Designer Billy Ceglia shares insights and strategies for effective time management for design pros to maximize profits on every job. Learn how to charge correctly for your time and save thousands of dollars by using your time smarter. A question and answer segment will follow. (0.1 CEU) Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes.

1pm - 2pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Blue Crush: Coastal Q&A and Coffee with Phoebe Howard

Educational

Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Recharge after lunch with interior designer Phoebe Howard and Coastal Living homes editor Ellen McGauley at a lively discussion of the renowned decorator’s new book, Coastal Blues: Mrs. Howard’s Guide to Decorating with the Colors of the Sea and Sky. Enjoy a breathtaking round-up of rooms from the just-released book, all featuring the beach's most beloved hue, plus a peek at some of Mrs. Howard's most vibrant blue color schemes. The 20-minute Q&A will be followed by a book signing.

2pm - 4pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Book signing & Bites with Kristy Woodson Harvey

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CODARUS, IHFC, Hamilton, Floor 2

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Celebrate esteemed Southern author and design blogger Kristy Woodson Harvey's new book, The Secret to Southern Charm, shop your favorite CODARUS lines, and enjoy some treats with a bit of Southern Charm!

2pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Afternoon Social

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IHFC (Accessory Floors, 2, 3, 4 & 4th Floor on Main, 7, 10 &11)

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Join us for complimentary beer & wine while you network with your peers throughout the IMC properties. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

2pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Afternoon Social

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C&D (Floors 1-8; Alternating Days)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join us for complimentary beer & wine while you network with your peers throughout the IMC properties. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

2pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Afternoon Social

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SAMS (Suites and SALON)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join us for complimentary beer & wine while you network with your peers throughout the IMC properties. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

2pm - 3pm, Sat. Apr. 14

TrendWatch: Spring 2018

Educational

Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

IMC's popular TrendWatch program returns to High Point Market this spring with an inside look at leading trends shaping the home furnishings industry. TrendWatch, both an opening-day seminar and three on-site trend displays, is directed by home furnishings trend forecaster, editor and curator Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media. Look for the three TrendWatch displays as you shop IMC properties: Suites at Market Square Lobby, IHFC Green Lobby and the walkway between IHFC and Showplace near the Transportation Terminal. (0.1 CEU)

2pm - 3pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Suite Spot Tour with Robin Baron

Educational

Tour will depart from the Top Floor of the Suites at Market Square

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Designers, bloggers and social media maestros not only have their finger on the pulse of what is hot today, they influence consumer demand tomorrow. To get a first-hand look at what celebrity interior designer and lifestyle expert Robin Baron, of Robin Baron Design Inc., thinks is hot at High Point Market this spring, spend an hour on an intimate guided tour with her. Join Robin as she introduces you to her favorite finds on all three floors of The Suites at Market Square – the largest and only presentation of temporary exhibits and a must-see for every designer and retailer looking for what’s new and innovative. Sponsored by IMC- DesignOnHPMkt. RSVP required. To Register visit: http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/seminars-and-events/

2pm - 3pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Business of Design Roundtable with Kimberley Seldon

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join Business of Design founder and working designer, Kimberley Seldon, as she moderates a roundtable discussion on the ins and outs of running an interior design firm. This group coaching session will offer sound business advice, solutions for pressing business challenges, and suggestions for achieving desired growth.

2pm - 3pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Social Media Mavens Top Tips for Social Media Success in 2018

Educational

Universal Furniture International, Inc.

Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Join Adam Japko of Esteem Media as he talks with interior designers Shayla Copas, Natalie Redell, Lori Paragjnape and Erin Valencia about the top social media trends of 2018. Keep abreast of the myriad of changes in social media for 2018 so you won’t get lost in the shuffle. RSVP at www.UniversalToTheTrade.com/MarketEvents.  

2pm - 4pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Punch is the Color of Spring Tour

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Nathan Anthony Furniture Mfg, IHFC, Commerce, Floor 1

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Tour the custom upholstery brand's showroom featuring a pop of spring pastels, and enjoy handcrafted beverages with award-winning designer and lead creative Tina Nicole, who is co-founder of Los Angeles-based manufacturer Nathan Anthony. Event attendees may register to receive a complimentary Nathan Anthony gift.

2:30pm - 3:30pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Are you Being Held Hostage by your Salespeople? How to Escape without Paying a Ransom

Educational

HFA Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites

Shuttle Stop: 3 (Green Line)

Speaker: John Egger and Rene Gingrich, Profitability Consulting. Have you ever retained a sub-par salesperson because you didn’t think you could find anyone better? Or because you dreaded the idea of starting over and training a new hire? Or have you allowed top performers to get away with murder because you’re afraid they’ll leave? Don’t be held hostage any longer—take these proactive steps: know the importance of bench strength and how to build it; drive accountability and discipline; recruit quality candidates; and train fast and effectively to minimize costs and get salespeople producing at high levels.

3pm - 5pm, Sat. Apr. 14

WHAT'S OLD IS NEW! Designing with Antiques in the Digital Age.

Educational

Currey & Company, Inc, IHFC, Main, Floor 1

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Today's interiors are all about story-telling and no element adds more to the story than a beautifully crafted antique object. Join ASPIRE Magazine and antiques experts Eric Cohler, President of Eric Cohler, Toma Clark Haines, CEO of The Antiques Diva & Co., Alexa Hampton, President of Mark Hampton, Jason Oliver Nixon, Co-Founder of Madcap Cottage, and Gary Inman, VP of Hospitality at Baskervill, as they discuss the relevance of antiques in age of technology.

3pm - 4pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Thoroughly Modern Traditionalists

Educational

Burton James, Inc., 310 N. Hamilton St., Floor 1

Shuttle Stop: 18 (Red Line)

Be sure to join the fun as some of our industry's freshest voices gather at Burton James for a rousing conversation about what "Traditional Design" means in 2018. The always-inspiring Stacy Kunstel leads design mavens Shay Geyer, Chad James, and Scot Meacham Wood through the interior landscapes that have come to redefine, reimagine and reinvent today's traditional esthetic.

3pm - 5pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Disruption or Innovation? Navigating the Turmoil of Industry Consolidation

Educational

High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Not all startups are disruptors, and not all disruptions are bad. How do you distinguish progress from predation? How do you navigate the rapid consolidation of online tools and product resources to find the right revenue model for your business? Join a robust and diverse panel of industry thought leaders to discuss all aspects of the rapidly-shifting reality and how you can make it work for you. Led by Nick May of The Chaise Lounge podcast and hosted by Steelyard.

3pm - 5pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Crypton Pooch Pop-Up

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

A peaceful pack of comfort dogs from Fostering Friendships will be on hand at the lounge in The Point to meet and greet Market-goers needing a quick break. Be sure to stop by to rest and recharge with a furry friend before heading out to the evening's social events. Snap a selfie with a #poochpopup dog and tag Crypton for a donation to be made to support this great cause.

3:30pm - 4:30pm, Sat. Apr. 14

ART DAY Workshop with Interior Designers and Architects at The Rug Show

Educational

The Rug Show, Suites at Market Square, T-428

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

The Rug Show with Creative Matters Inc and Cover Magazine Present Art Day- A CEU Accredited Workshop Participants are invited to engage in a one hour complimentary creative workshop, conducted by the Creative Matters team in collaboration with The Rug Show and Cover Magazine. Get away from the computer and let your creativity shine! Mediums will include oil pastel, charcoal, ink, wax resist and various papers. Open to all skill levels and expertise. (0.1 CEU) Limited places, please RSVP to info@therugshow.com and visit www.therugshow.com for more information.

4pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Apps & Artwork with Thom Filicia

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Wendover Art Group, IHFC, Commerce, Floor 2

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Join us for Appetizers & Artwork as we preview Thom’s newest collection for Wendover Art Group.

4pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Retailer Happy Hour

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Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1

Shuttle Stop: 3 (Green Line)

Come by and take a load off! End your day with a little cheer! Happy Hour - Beer/Wine and Munchies. All retailers/buyers welcome

4pm - 7pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Happy Hour at The Antique & Design Center

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Antique & Design Center - Boiler Room Bar

Shuttle Stop: 29 (Red Line)

Make the last few hours of the day the best, with a taste of Whiskey made right here in North Carolina, compliments of Troy & Sons Distillers, to accompany your Happy Hour shopping at The Antique & Design Center. The Boiler Room Bar is a special piece of History at High Point Market that you won't want to miss.

4pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Celebrate April 2018 Market

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Highland House Furniture, 200 Steele, Floor 1

Shuttle Stop: 17 (Red Line)

Please join us as we toast the opening of High Point Market for April 2018.

4pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Fall 2018 Collection Launch Party

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Gus* Design Group, IHFC, Hamilton, Floor 5

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Join us to help launch our Fall 2018 Collection, where we’ll be showcasing new leather upholstery and rug collections. Drinks, snacks and a classic video games competition. Prize for highest Donkey Kong score.

4pm - 7pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Sip and See What's New with Kindel

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Kindel, Karges, Councill, 200 Steele, Floor 1

Shuttle Stop: 17 (Red Line)

Visit us for the premiere of our new collection with Grand Rapids designer, Jeffery Roberts. Featured furniture from the Winterthur Collection receives a modern twist. Refreshments will be served.

4pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Florence Broadhurst: Design to Greatness

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Selamat Designs, IHFC, Commerce, Floor 1

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Join us for cocktails as we celebrate the latest licensing buzz and a new furniture collection named for Florence Broadhurst, the globetrotting mistress of reinvention. Known for defying the gender barriers of her time, this entrepreneurial trailblazer became the world’s leading lady of wallpaper, with a signature collection of over 800 prints influenced by her travels and a lifetime of bold living. Get the insider scoop on what’s next in the name of this fiery red-haired phenom.

4pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Opening Night Launch Party Introducing Corey Damen Jenkins for Hudson Valley Lighting

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Hudson Valley Lighting, Historic Marque Square, M90

Shuttle Stop: 29 (Red Line)

Join us as we will be introducing our new licensed collection with Corey Damen Jenkins. Honored guests will have a chance to meet Corey and the Hudson Valley Lighting team while taking a closer look at their fabulous lighting creations.

4pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Happy Hour with Burton James

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Burton James, Inc., 310 N. Hamilton St., Floor 1

Shuttle Stop: 18 (Red Line)

Get "Happy on Hamilton" at Burton James' daily happy hour full of bubbling beverages and light bites!

4pm - 5pm, Sat. Apr. 14

The Magic of Morocco

Educational

Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Back in December, a group of industry creatives joined Home Accents Today Editor in Chief Susan Dickenson for a design excursion to Morocco, where (as guests of the Kingdom and trade organization Maison De L’Artisans) they toured artisan sites, saw ancient and modern masterpieces of home décor and design, shopped the back alleys and souks of the medina, and explored the Min Yadina trade show of Moroccan handcrafts. Dickenson will lead a discussion with this colorful and talented group of travelers- Justina Blakeney, Aviva Stanoff, Teddie & Courtney Garrigan, Nancy Price, and Greg O’Neal – about the unique products, crafts, trends and places they found in Casablanca, Marakech, Rabat, and points beyond. Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt .1CEU

4pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Sit 'n Sip Happy Hour

Social

Lloyd Flanders Industries Inc, Market Square, Floor 1

Shuttle Stop: 29 (Red Line)

Relax and check out new products for outdoor living at the Lloyd Flanders showroom.

4pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Complimentary Afternoon Bars

Social

Showplace (Floors 1, 2 & 3)

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Join us for beer & wine while you network with your peers throughout the IMC properties. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

4pm - 5pm, Sat. Apr. 14

What Does the “Store of the Future” Look Like?

Educational

HFA Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites

Shuttle Stop: 3 (Green Line)

Speaker: Martin Roberts, Martin Roberts Design. Everyone is talking about the buying "experience” in furniture stores today. Experts agree that this will draw customers in, get them to test and interact with merchandise and buy more products. But, when it comes down to details on how to implement this bold, new and potentially mind-altering experience few helpful hints or suggestions can be found. Roberts will present a new prototype concept that incorporates the latest thinking and the most up-to-date technology to achieve a “Store of the Future”. If you want to know what’s next in retail you need to be at this session! (TRACK: Store Design/Merchandising)

4pm - 7pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Cocktail Hour at Mr Brown London

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Mr. Brown

Shuttle Stop: 25 (Red Line)

4 o'clock p.m. is not tea time at Mr Brown London. It's the start of cocktail hour. Everyday at four for run of show, Mr Brown London is serving Dirty Martinis and his signature drink, the Spiked Palmer, plus nibbles. Pop in for lively conversation, cocktails and great design.

4pm - 8pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Meatballs and Moonshine Party

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Phillips Collection, IHFC, Commerce, Floor 2

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Come join us opening night of the High Point Market for our famous Meatballs and Moonshine Industry Mixer. All are welcome and sponsors include ART, ASID, ASFD, WithIt, IMC, SFC, IDS and the High Point Market Authority.

4pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Complimentary Afternoon Bars

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Market Square (Floors 1&2)

Shuttle Stop: 29 (Red Line)

Join us for beer & wine while you network with your peers throughout the IMC properties. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

4pm - 7pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Mod Wine and Cheese Party

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DeLoach, Market Square, Ground

Shuttle Stop: 29 (Red Line)

Enjoy sips and bites while perusing a beautifully curated collection of vintage and moderns pieces at the DELOACH showroom, located in the Antique & Design Center,G-55.

4pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 14

InterHall Martini Parties

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IHFC: InterHall 1st Floor

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Where Market Mixes! InterHall at IHFC. Specialty Martinis at 4 different locations throughout InterHall. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

4pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Complimentary Afternoon Bars

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200 N. Hamilton Street (Alternating Floors)

Shuttle Stop: 18 (Red Line)

Join us for beer & wine while you network with your peers throughout the IMC properties. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

4:30pm - 9pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Cocktails & Dinner

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Somerset Bay

Shuttle Stop: 23 (Red Line)

Please join us every evening for cocktails and dinner in our patio pavilion!

4:30pm - 9pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Cocktails & Dinner

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Modern History Inc.

Shuttle Stop: 23 (Red Line)

Please join us for Cocktails & Dinner every evening under our patio pavilion!

5pm - 7pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Wine and Cheese with Hurtado Furniture

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HURTADO

Shuttle Stop: 26 (Red Line)

Enjoy a great conversation about luxury design from Spain with Wine and Cheese at the Hurtado Furniture showroom. View the newest introductions to the Coral Collection and the Soho Collection.

5pm - 7pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Market Party

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Hancock & Moore, 200 Steele, Floor 3

Shuttle Stop: 17 (Red Line)

"Come party with the reigning leather company" - Come relax, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and drinks and rub elbows with friends from the industry.

5pm - 7pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Meet & Greet Cocktail Party

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Fine Art Lamps, IHFC, Commerce, Floor 2

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Join us for our bi-annual industry mixer and meet with one of our Guest Designers, Alex Woogmaster. Our collaboration has resulted in two unique and exquisite collections featuring our American-made Studio Glass. Stop by to say hello and enjoy some great bites, drinks & music!

5pm - 7pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Sunset on 3

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Showplace: 3rd Floor Balcony

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Complimentary Beer, Wine and Passed Hors d'oeuvres. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

5pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 14

The Magic of Morocco - Meet & Greet Reception and Book Signing

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Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

You won’t want to miss this festive celebration of Morocco and meet & greet with our esteemed group of celebrated designers. Favorite select pieces from each designer’s travel will be on display and lively hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will bring you into the Moroccan experience! Justina Blakeney will also be on hand signing copies of her book The New Bohemians Handbook. Books will be available for purchase onsite. Co-Sponsored by Home Accents Today and IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

5pm - 6:30pm, Sat. Apr. 14

End Your Day on Elm

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Courtyard

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Unwind with a glass of wine or beer after a busy day at Market. Listen to live music by the Mulligans while sampling innovative appetizers prepared by the Palliser chefs.

5pm - 7pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Champagne Social

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LANCASTER Custom Crafted Upholstery, Market Square, Floor 2

Shuttle Stop: 29 (Red Line)

It's that time of day to wind down and relax with Market friends. We think a glass - or two - of bubbly will do just fine. Pop in between 5-7pm when the corks start flying! We can't wait for you to see our new Spring 2018 releases.

5pm - 7pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Wine and Cheese daily

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Selva

Shuttle Stop: 22 (Red Line)

Cocktail hour

5pm - 7pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Outdoor Living with Barclay Butera and ELLE DÉCOR! Celebrate Barclay’s NEW Collection for Castelle: Palm Springs

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Castelle, IHFC M101, Main, Floor 1

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

5:00-5:30 Meet & Greet Interiors Designer Barclay Butera and Hearst Design Group’s Karen Marx; 5:30-6:00 Panel Discussion on outdoor living, entertaining, & design; 6:00-7:00 Mix and Mingle~ Cocktails & Canapes~ Swinging Tunes~ Photo Opps~ Raffles and More!

5pm - 7pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Capsule Collections Launch Party

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Jaipur Living, Showplace, Floor 3

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Join Jaipur Living in celebrating the launch of three Capsule Collections. Meet the design team from world-renowned textile creator Pollack and fete the art-design collaboration of Zoe Bios Creative. Each has partnered with Jaipur Living to create truly inspirational pieces that relate back to their custom fabrics, one-of-a-kind art pieces, or magical vision. Toast these designers and their new ventures over cocktails.

6pm - 9pm, Sat. Apr. 14

HFA Next Generation Now (NGN) - The BASH

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Beinstock Furniture Library - 1009 North Main St., HP NC 24262

Shuttle Stop: 3 (Green Line)

Join us for an evening of Networking at the Beinstock Furniture Library. Visit our website at https://myhfa.org/high-point-market/ for registration details.

6pm - 8pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Tennessee Beer, Bourbon, and Wine with Carroll by Design

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Carroll by Design, Suites At Market Square, Ground

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Come listen to country music and taste some Tennessee craft beer, bourbon, and wine with Carroll by Design.

6pm - 8pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Century Furniture Grand Opening Showroom Market Party

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Century Furniture, 200 Steele, Floor 2

Shuttle Stop: 17 (Red Line)

Please join Century Furniture in celebrating the grand opening of their new showroom at 200 Steele. An evening of delicious food, drinks, and music.

7pm - 9pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Italian Artistry and Design Meets Operatic Performance - First time at High Point Market!

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CONARTE AMERICA by Minick Wood

Shuttle Stop: 6 (Green Line)

ConArte America is thrilled to announce its collaboration with designer and tenor David Santiago of Strictly Santi to create their newest collection: Bel Canto, launching this fall. Come celebrate ConArte's union of luxurious, solid wood Italian furniture with David and social media goddess, soprano Stacy Dove, for an evening of Italian culture, music, and celebration. Eat, drink, and enjoy a serenade of operatic highlights. ConArte America Showroom: 827 W Green Dr, High Point. Free parking.