THE MART is home to major trade and consumer shows, design events and programs scheduled throughout the year. Check back often for updated information and new events and shows.

Visit the Stylemax website.

STYLEMAX

August 14-16, 2022
THE MART

STYLEMAX launched in 2000 and has since become a leading tradeshow for women’s apparel & accessories. The show hosts an extensive selection of brands from categories such as contemporary, premium denim, bridge, footwear, activewear, accessories, beauty & lifestyle.

 

The National Bridal Market

August 28-30, 2022
THE MART

National Bridal Market Chicago is the leading tradeshow for Bridal & Special occasion needs, offering the latest styles from the Industry’s top manufacturers.

 

Science in Design Summit

Science in Design Summit

Thursday, September 8, 2022
8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Meet on 6: Conference Center │ THE MART

The convergence of science and design- ‘neuroaesthetics’ – is changing the future of the design industry. Scientists and medical professionals at leading institutions such as Johns Hopkins University, the Mayo Clinic, the University of Texas and more, now document the health benefits of fine design.

The Science in Design Summit is a series of educational events providing cutting-edge science to the design industry. Subjects will include biophilia, neuroaesthetics, environmental psychology, colors of health and our evolutionary psychology.

Oktoberfest at THE MART

September 13, 2022
THE MART

Walk the 3rd floor of THE MART and experience the showrooms. Each will be offering different tastes of Germany, from beers, wines, and cocktails, to brats, pretzels and strudel. After the showroom walk, we will end with a party at the Momentum Textiles showroom, where we will be doing drawings for some great prizes.

Design Connections: Corporate Workplace

September 19-20, 2022
THE MART

Design Connections , presented by i+s, is a fully-hosted event for qualified design professionals.  The September Design Connections event will focus exclusively on helping design professionals who are focused on workplace and corporate design connect in meaningful ways – find solutions to your biggest challenges, learn from industry experts, and network with your peers.  What does the workplace look like now and how does it need to evolve? Let’s build a better workplace together.

Chicago Textile Week

September 25-October 1, 2022
THE MART

The third annual Chicago Textile Week (CTW) will explore and celebrate all things textiles through free textile focused programming throughout the Chicagoland area. CTW highlights the vast and innovative work happening in textiles spanning interiors, architecture, fine arts, craft, and fashion. THE MART will be the hub of this year’s CTW, featuring an art exhibition, artists “in-residence” at Showrooms, panels, and a community celebration. The events and programming will extend throughout Chicago neighborhoods making intentional connections on Chicago’s South and West sides. Stay tuned for a full schedule of events!

The Chicago Show: Antiques & Art & Modern

October 6-9, 2022
7th Floor │ THE MART

The Chicago Show:  Antiques & Art & Modern returns October 6-9, 2022. The show features 60 premier national and international exhibitors presenting fine antiques, decorative and fine arts reflecting all periods from ancient to 20th century modern and introduces cutting edge contemporary 21st century designs.  The Opening Night Party benefiting the Woman’s Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital is Thursday evening, October 6th, from 6pm to 9pm.

Design Chicago

October 12-13, 2022
Floors 1, 6, & 14 │ THE MART

Join Us on Wednesday and Thursday, October 12th- 13th, 2022 for Design Chicago, the Midwest’s Largest Residential Design Conference featuring two days of education, product features and design inspiration from the kitchen, bath and home furnishings showrooms at the Merchandise Mart.

Visit the Stylemax website.

STYLEMAX

October 16-18, 2022
THE MART

STYLEMAX launched in 2000 and has since become a leading tradeshow for women’s apparel & accessories. The show hosts an extensive selection of brands from categories such as contemporary, premium denim, bridge, footwear, activewear, accessories, beauty & lifestyle.

DIFFA Art for Life

October 20, 2022
THE MART

DIFFA Chicago’s juried in-person art exhibition and auction takes place Thursday, October 20th at the Mart in the North Lobby. Art For Life Chicago Ambassador, artist Sergio Gomez will be joined by co-host Jenny Vyas for an evening of art, entertainment, sips, bites, live and silent auction bidding for amazing art! Please join us for what is always an engaging and worthwhile event, while raising funds in support of Chicago area organizations helping those in our community living with and/or affected by HIV/AIDS.

One of a Kind Holiday Show

December 1-4, 2022
THE MART

Now in its 21st year in Chicago, the One of a Kind Holiday Show brings together hundreds of talented artists, makers and designers with thousands of happy shoppers who love art and original work. The show continues to be the best place in Chicago to find truly unique and meaningful gifts for the holidays.

 

 

One of a Kind Spring Show

April 28-30, 2023
THE MART

The One of a Kind Spring Show brings together hundreds of talented artists, makers and designers with thousands of shoppers who love art and handmade work. The One of a Kind Spring Show is the best event in Chicago for a Spring refresh and to find great gifts for seasonal holidays and occasions.

 

NeoCon

June 12-14, 2023
THE MART

NeoCon is the world’s leading platform and most important event for the commercial design industry. Since launching in 1969, NeoCon has served as the annual gathering place for design professionals and end-users. The three-day event showcases game-changing products and services from both leading companies and emerging talent—providing unparalleled access to the latest and most innovative solutions. Additionally, a robust educational program of keynote presentations and CEU sessions offers world-class expertise and insight about today’s most relevant topics during the show and throughout the year. A launch pad for innovation—NeoCon offers ideas and introductions that shape the built environment today and into the future.