“ACRE University: The Business of Wholesale” is scheduled to premiere May 31 and June 2 at the American Craft Retailers Expo (ACRE) at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. The program, presented by the Arts Business Institute (ABI) faculty and supported by Wholesalecrafters.com, will focus on education and training for artists in the early stages of their wholesale career. In addition, ABI will produce two Web seminars which can be viewed online by Wholesalecrafts.com members and ACRE exhibitors.
The educational seminars at ACRE are designed specifically to educate artists on the business aspects of selling their work in the wholesale marketplace. The topics will include pricing, production costs, salesmanship, and gallery relationships. The program will also feature guided show tours, individual mentoring sessions, and an opportunity to ask questions while networking with ABI faculty, ACRE staff and seasoned exhibitors.