The Atlanta International Area Rug Market, featuring the National Oriental Rug Show, is set for Jan. 7-10 at the AmericasMart complex in downtown Atlanta. The winter edition of the semiannual show will include close to 100 exhibitors showcasing their latest area rugs in permanent showrooms and more than 50 temporary booths.
According to show organizers, the area rug exhibits will encompass 450,000 sq. ft., including both permanent showrooms (about 400,00 sq. ft.) and temporary exhibits (50,000 sq. ft.).
The show will also feature the America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards, aiming to honoring the best new products from manufacturers and importers. Rug makers will compete in four categories: Handmade, Power-loomed, Antique and Contemporary. Entries in the contest will be displayed at the market’s Museum of Introductions in Building 1, Floor 4, 4-B-1 during the show.
An awards ceremony is set for 6 p.m. Jan. 9 in the Atrium Ballroom of the Marriott Atlanta Marquis. The evening will also include a special performance by the Peking Acrobats. For more information, visit www.americasmart.com.