Creativation by NAMTA

Education | April 4 - 5, 2025
Trade Show | April 6 - 8, 2025

Seattle, WA | Seattle Convention Center Summit Building

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

2025 Registration Coming Soon

 Travel Information  |  Networking Events  |  Information for Exhibitors 


Education sessions


international exhibitors

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

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

2025 Exhibiting Companies



Welcome Reception
Join us Sunday evening to say hello to friends old and new with complimentary beer, wine, and light hors d'oeuvres. There will be a short presentation including the Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Awards. 

Creativation Kick-Off!
Begin the first day of Creativation trade show with a bang! 

President's Reception 
Join us at the annual President's Reception and enjoy live music, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks. This is an evening you and your team will never forget.

Meet and Greet: Coffee with the Creative Professionals
Come meet the Creative Professional Members of Namta and learn how they can help your business. This event is for Creativation Professionals and Exhibitors only.

Next Generation Happy Hour
Join us for a social throwdown with the '45's and under.' Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks included!

Alternate Happy Hour
Aged out of the Next Generation Happy Hour? Join us for an evening of socializing and networking!

 "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

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Discounted Air Travel

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Hotel Accommodations

The headquarters hotel for Creativation by NAMTA 2025 is The Westin Seattle located at 1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101. Details and Booking Coming Soon.

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Thank You to Our Creativation by NAMTA 2024 Sponsors

Learn about Sponsorship Opportunities



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 Education 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 the age of 16 are not allowed on the Trade Show floor. See all show policies

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