Handmade Designer Maker

New York State of Find

A kaleidoscope of culture. An icon of style. A destination that outdoes itself every time. Whether you’re talking uptown sophistication or downtown edge, the New York State of Find is all about what’s new — and what you won’t find anywhere else. From hip and sleek to eco-chic and artisan-made to gourmet, the next big things and bestsellers are found here.

Unique. Skills. Passion.

Your fine art skills come alive in the HANDMADE Designer Maker section, where buyers come to explore a beautiful mix of fabrics, jewelry, wood, and pottery crafted by passionate artists like you, learn about your process and pieces — and place orders on-site.

Product Categories

    • Accessories
    • Toys
    • Candles
    • Home Décor
    • Jewelry
    • Made in the USA
    • Kitchenware
    • Tabletop
    • Stationery
    • Textiles

    Sample of types of stores in attendance

      Hospital Gift Shop Cart/Kiosk Retailer Gift/Novelty/Souvenir
      Grocery/Super Market Pop-Up Store Arts/Crafts/Hobby/Toy/Games
      Thrift Store/Used Goods Fine Art Gallery Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters
      Book Store Technology Store Luggage/Leather Goods
      Stationery/Party/Paper/Office Supply Airport Shop Children’s Store
      Florist/Garden Center Pet & Pet Supply Stores Corporate Premiums
      Fashion Jewelry Church/Synagogue Store Drug Store/Pharmacy
      Premium Incentives Clothing and Accessories Health Foods Store
      Shoe Store Arts & Entertainment Venues Wellness/Beauty Store
      Furniture/Home Décor Gourmet Food Museums & Cultural Institutions
      Department Store General Gift Shop Sporting Goods

      Criteria for Acceptance

      A developed line of unique and original work

      Products designed and handmade by the artists with a focus on limited production

      Quality craftsmanship

      Applications continue to be reviewed by the selection committee on a rolling basis.

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      Access to influential buyers with proven purchasing authority. Click here to read our Post Show Report.


      Hold a buyer title


      Are looking for new products


      Say attending NY NOW is extremely important to their business


      Are more likely to purchase a product for their store having seen it at NY NOW

      Attendee Stats
      Ashley Ciofrone

      Ashley Ciofrone

      Sales Manager

      I have been a part of NY NOW and this incredible Handmade community for the past 8 years. The passion, creativity, missions, and talent of this community are unparalleled and the reason I truly love what I do! I would love to connect to learn the story behind your brand and be given the opportunity to showcase your inspirational product line within CREATE at NY NOW. You can reach me at ashley.ciofrone@nynow.com.