Creativation by NAMTA

Education | March 23 - March 24, 2024
Trade Show | March 25 - March 27, 2024

The can't-miss trade show for the creative materials industry.
Creativation brings together fine art and craft materials suppliers, retailers and creative professionals.

2024 Registration Coming Soon


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Education sessions


international exhibitors

Learn hands-on techniques and business insights for creative professionals and art materials retailers of all sizes.

Become a Creativation Educator


Network one-on-one on the trade show floor, plus enjoy first looks and live demos of the latest fine art and crafts products.

2024 Exhibiting Companies



Welcome Reception
Get ready for the Trade Show opening! This event is free for all NAMTA members.
Location: TBA

President's Reception 
NAMTA's premier party hosted by the Board of Directors.
Location: TBA
Tickets: TBA


Meet and Greet: Coffee with the Creative Professionals
Join us to get to know and learn how to collaborate with our Creative Professional members over complimentary coffee.
Location: TBA

Next Generation Happy Hour
Connect with fellow rising stars in the industry. Open to NAMTA members under age 45.
Location: TBA
Tickets: TBA

5th Annual Cornhole Tournament
Take a break and enjoy some friendly competition on the Trade Show floor.
Location: Trade Show floor
Tickets: TBA

Full agenda coming soon

 "The relationships we were able to nurture and the creativity we were able to experience allows us to gain the knowledge we need to be the best we can for our customers."


— Brick and mortar retailer



Discounted Air Travel

NAMTA is happy to offer discounted airfare and up to 25% more Rapid Rewards bonus points on flights to and from New Orleans, LA through our preferred carrier Southwest Airlines, for travel between March 20 - 31, 2024.

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Hotel Accommodations

Our host hotel—New Orleans Marriott—places the best of the French Quarter within your reach. It is located near the Warehouse District, Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, and the Convention Center. Book by February 28, 2024 for group rates.

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Creativation by NAMTA 2024 Sponsors

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Is Creativation open to the public?
Creativation by NAMTA is open to the trade only. Learn more about our membership categories.

How much is registration for Creativation?
Registration is free for current NAMTA members; if you are a member, registration opening date will be announced in the Fall. There is a fee for registration for nonmembers to attend Creativation; contact NAMTA for more information.

Is the trade show floor open on Educations Days?
Only for exhibitor setup. Education days are for members and attendees who want to attend product workshops and business seminars.

Are kids allowed on the Trade Show floor?
Children under age 16 are not allowed on the Trade Show floor. See all show policies.

If you have any additional questions, contact us at [email protected].