Fiber Art Marketplace
All under one roof, shop for fiber art supplies and original handcrafted goods while enjoying shows and demonstrations. Exhibitors showcase a wide array of yarns, books, and equipment, including specialty items usually only available online. Art and craft enthusiasts appreciate the selection of handmade goods exquisitely crafted by artisans such as baskets, jewelry and more.
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday-Monday, July 11-14, 2024
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Friday, July 12, 2024 Twilight Madness
Admission: $10 with Day Pass or FREE with purchase of a Convergence Value Package (CVP)
Day passes may be purchased in advance or onsite at the registration desk. Free admission is available to all active and retired military with their military ID and all college students with their current college ID. Some events and activities may require advance registration and an additional fee. See descriptions for details.
The Marketplace will take place in the Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center's Expo Hall.
Demonstration Stage (sponsorship available)
Each day in the Marketplace, demonstrations, lectures and activities take place on the stage between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Presentations will be added through May 1, 2024 or until the schedule is full.
Marketplace Events and Activities
Convergence Conference & Gallery Guide Advertising
Over 5,000 Convergence® Conference & Gallery Guides are printed and distributed to Convergence® attendees, Convergence® partners, area colleges and universities, galleries, museums, tour sites, and merchants. Inside the Guide is a listing of all Convergence® events and activities, Marketplace vendors, fiber art exhibits at Convergence® and in the metropolitan area where the conference is being held, and more. It is truly a souvenir piece for all who attend Convergence®.
Space Reservation and Deadlines
Advertising space will be made on a first-come, first-served basis, determined by space reservation date. Ad space must be reserved and payment received by April 15, 2022. Ad materials must be received by April 22, 2022 and submitted to Advertising@WeaveSpinDye.org.
For questions regarding advertising, ad material preparation, etc., please contact Kathi Grupp, Advertising & Marketing Manager, at (678) 730-0010 or Advertising@WeaveSpinDye.org.
Be a Vendor
Since 1972 Convergence has proudly provided the premier venue for fiber vendors to showcase their new products and services for the international fiber art community. Be part of this grand fiber tradition and register to be a Vendor at the 2022 Convergence Fiber Art Marketplace. Download the Vendor Registration book today.
A Message about Convergence® amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
With the health and safety of our members and participants being our first priority, please know that our thoughts are with those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Our commitment remains to prioritize the safety of Convergence® attendees. We are closely monitoring developments related to the pandemic and are working diligently with our local and regional partners, including the city of Knoxville and the state of Tennessee, on our preparedness. HGA may issue protocols requiring attendees to wear masks, social distance, etc. Please know that conditions and capacities may be updated prior to Convergence® based on guidance from City and State authorities. We are carefully watching the developments and are ready to make swift decisions, as needed.
Because COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is spread mainly from person-to-person contact, HGA will have in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, HGA cannot guarantee that its participants, volunteers, partners, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19. All attendees will be required to agree to HGA’s COVID-19 Safety Acknowledgement – Liability Waiver and Release of Claims. (Download)
Before traveling to Convergence®, we recommend that you monitor information provided by your local health agencies and as issued by the conference location so you may take reasonable precautions to protect yourself. We encourage all Convergence® attendees to be vaccinated.