Next week, we’ll be traveling to Las Vegas for the next installment of the West Coast Art and Frame show. We’ll be joined by some of the biggest names in the industry (Larson Juhl, Tru-View, Pictureframes.com, etc.) as well as hundreds of small business owners, custom framers and artists. We’re excited for this opportunity to interact with others in our industry!
The art and framing industry is constantly changing, and it’s a great time to be a part of it all. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for updates and the latest news from the show. For a live feed of how things are going, search for #WCAF (our official hashtag for the West Coast Art and Frame show). We look forward to seeing you there!
Check out some of last year’s photos below! This year’s booth is #1039.
Some fast framing facts:
In 2012, out of 2,600 American consumers, half of them made some form of purchase in regards to wall art, decor, or some sort of framing.
The top 3 factors influencing a customer’s purchase of a custome frame job are trust, confidence and choice of materials.
45% of customers who classify as “collectors” have multiple items waiting to be framed.
Custom framing customers once had an older audience – the most recent reports show that 56% of customers are at the age of 44 are younger. Customers also tend to be male – about 59%.
Source: Tru View marketing research and Unity Marketing
This year’s West Coast Art and Frame (WCAF) Expo and Trade Show was incredible. The WCAF Expo ran from January 27 – January 30, 2013. WCAF Site
The event was held again at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, and we have to say that it was a rousing success!
Above you can see a great shot of our booth as it looked at the annual trade show.
Besides the Trade Show, there were over 90 Art and Framing related seminars at this year’s expo, including topics such as:
- Fundamentals of Framing
- Mat Cutting
- Master Series
- Sales & Design
- Profit & Management
- Production Pavilion
- Special Events
Frame USA has attended the WCAF Expo and Trade Show for the past decade, and this was our second year with this display. Below, you can see our CEO, Dan Regenold and Sales Operations Manager, Kelly Ackerman as they work to get everything set up and looking fabulous.
We would like to say thank you to all of our current, new customers, and friends that stopped by. We loved the opportunity to meet so many great people, face to face.
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Next year’s WCAF Expo is slated to be held at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. We look forward to seeing you there!