Our store’s consumer show, called the Artist’s Material Expo, began back in 1997. Peter Hopper from HK Holbein was sitting around having a few beers with Artisan cofounder Jack Young, and commented, “Everybody would love to come to Santa Fe if you guys had a national consumer show.” Jack looked at me and said, “Ron, that sounds like a good idea. Why don’t you explore it?” That was it! Our first Artisan Materials Expo was held in 2000. In our 7th Biennial Expo in 2016 we had 76 booths, 120 workshops, and numerous Free Demos. In 2018, it will again be held at Buffalo Thunder Resort in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Please join us!