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Call for Artists: One of a Kind Show - Chicago & NYC


The One of a Kind Show is an extraordinary holiday shopping event featuring fine art and craft from a juried selection of North America's most talented artists. The 4-day show provides an outstanding opportunity for exhibiting artists to sell to thousands of highly qualified and enthusiastic shoppers in an ideal location and premium environment.

GlassOOAKLaunched in Toronto in 1975, the One of a Kind Show was born out of a desire to create the consummate venue for artists to sell their work during the holidays and for shoppers to buy that work. Today, the show is a wildly popular annual event in Toronto, Vancouver, New York and Chicago. Shoppers love the One of a Kind Show because it is the best place for them to find unique handmade work they won't find anywhere else.

They relish the opportunity to meet each artist and buy from them directly. And they enjoy the fun and easy indoor shopping experience featuring gourmet cafes, artist demonstrations, craft workshops, fashion shows, live music,coat and package check, and gift wrap and shipping services.


  • Artists love the One of a Kind Show because it is an unparalleled opportunity toLeather-OOAK sell to thousands of targeted affluent consumers who are ready to shop!     
  • They understand the tremendous value in being a part of an established and respected show brand and presenting their work in a high quality, hard wall booth environment.         
  • They appreciate the ease of show operations and the professionalism and attentiveness of show staff.         
  • And they benefit from substantial show marketing and exceptional artist promotional opportunities.





November 10 - 13 & 17 - 20, 2011   

7W New York®, 34th St. at 5th Ave.


Exhibit one of two weekends-or both-in an upscale gallery style setting in the heart of midtown Manhattan.

Susanna Kohly, Sales Manager or 64.778.3238


December 1 - 4, 2011
The Merchandise Mart


Access more than 55,000 affluent consumers who love to shop at Chicago's 11th annual holiday shopping show.

Kim Runner, Director of Sales or 312.527.7642 

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Comment by Joy Hafford on April 3, 2011 at 12:29am
Nice post, Connie! Reading the blogs makes me want to attend so many of these shows all across the country. Maybe one day...
Comment by Jeanne Steck on April 4, 2011 at 6:01am

Sounds fabulous, but too risky for me.

The venue is great, though.  I exhibited there last fall. Patrons enter from W 34th, which I never saw.  Load in is from W 35th.  Loading dock or ramp to a freight elevator.  Not too bad if you can get a temporary parking space near the entrance.  Definitely trickier with a trailer.  You're dealing with one way city streets.  There is a parking garage across the street. I swear they dented my door, but of course, they deny fault.  You are not allowed to redirect flood lights yourself, so you may have to wait for a union employee, who were very helpful and friendly once available.  I did see dollies, one of your own it would certainly be more convenient.

I'd love to know if anyone does this.  Just might take a day trip into the city to see what it's all about.

Comment by Linda A Shields on April 6, 2011 at 7:16pm

Pat, is it worth the $2,500 plus?

We are considering also. Can you fill me in?

Comment by Amy Bastar on September 2, 2011 at 4:43pm

My partner and I are in ooak in Dec this year.  The $2500 was a little intimidating but we think it will be worth it.  Any idea what we should expect stock we need or what to expect in sales?  Would love to hear any and all comments.  Thanks.


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