Breaking News – Art Guild Opens New, More Capable Vegas Facility
Las Vegas consistently ranks as the country’s top tradeshow destination. And no wonder. It’s a painless trip from almost everywhere. There’s a fantastic array of world class tradeshow venues, incredible restaurants, spectacular hotels, great entertainment and shopping, and nice weather during the heavy winter show months. Add to that all kinds of ways to get into trouble including gambling, gambling and more gambling and you see why Vegas hosts so many of the world’s biggest shows. Some of these are the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Tradeshow (SHOT), the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and the ever-popular World of Concrete.
And Vegas is not alone out there. It may be the King of the show cities, but it’s surrounded by other show city royalty including Denver, San Diego, Los Angeles, Anaheim and San Francisco.
So, it should be no surprise that it occurred to us long ago that offering customers fast, cost-effective service for west coast shows means having a west coast facility with exhibit and graphic production, refurbishment and warehousing capabilities. And not shipping everything back and forth from the East Coast (or as we like to say, “What shows in Vegas stays in Vegas”).
For history buffs, our first foray into Vegas was 25 years ago – a facility-sharing venture with a small I&D company called Knox Exhibit Services. But we’ve come a long way from there with multiple facilities of our own, each better than the last – and each designed to better meet changing customer needs.
Now, we’re excited to announce that we’ve just done it again, moving to a much larger facility and building it out from scratch to create a more capable, tech-enabled facility (think inventory and logistics management). It’s 89,000 square feet. It has a 36’ foot high ceiling which is a big deal for storing more inventory and setting up exhibit previews. The “shop” area for new construction and refurbishment is twice what it was before, and there’s more space for customer exhibit previews. Want to see some photos? The slide show above offers you an aerial view of the building, the building’s facade, the loading area, our friendly Amazon neighbor and a plan drawing of the facility’s interior. We’ll post more images as we get them. See the facility on a map.