The 5th Annual Milwaukee Fine Furnishings & Fine Crafts Show will be held October 1-3, 2010 in The Garage at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. If you are in the Milwaukee area over that weekend, this is a don't-miss event.
The show features handcrafted furniture, furnishings, fine art and crafts for sale, order or commission from approximately 75 exhibitors from across North America. While almost half of the exhibitors are talented Wisconsin residents, the show also features exceptional artisans from Illinois, Michigan, California, Indiana, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Utah and Vermont.
Members of the Chicago Furniture Designers Association (CFDA) will once again add to the excitement of the 2010 show. This year 16 CFDA members are participating as part of a 400-square-foot collaborative booth exhibition — nine are returning from last year and seven are new to the show. In addition, 3 CFDA exhibitors from the 2009 show will have their own booths, including S. Lloyd Natof (Frank Lloyd Wright's great grandson).
Traditional, modern and everything in between, attendees will find products in numerous styles made from a variety of materials — from "Green to Greene + Greene"! Exhibitors will educate visitors on resources such as urban wood, recycled materials and live edge products; they will tell the unique story behind the design and the journey of the materials used to bring each design alive. In addition, they will learn how craftsmen master different styles of architecture and furniture such as Gallenberg Studios portfolio of "Greene + Greene"-style work.
The 2010 show offers attendees a second look at over 80% of last year's exhibitors as well as a number of new talented artisans. The show includes 10-15% more exhibitors due to booth sharing and some creative new display space along the exterior walls of The Garage.
While the furniture makers and craftsmen have the capability to create custom pieces specifically tailored to the unique homes of any attendee, many of the exhibitors offer numerous cash & carry items great for gift giving and the approaching holiday season!
This is really an event you won't want to miss. Rockler is proud to sponsor all three Fine Furnishings & Fine Crafts Shows in 2010, with Rockler Gift Cards as awards for the "Best in Show" winners. The next show is October 22-24 in Providence, Rhode Island. Visit FineFurnishingsShows.com to learn about attending and exhibiting, show specials, and to sign-up for the show eNewsletter. Also follow the show on Twitter @finefurnishings or become a fan on Facebook.