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January 14-18, 2021

Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ
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Show floor open January 16-18

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November 15th 2016 - Attendee News

Dear Creativation Friend,

There are only 64 days until Creativation begins. Exhibitors are planning their booths. Our Creativation University teachers and speakers are preparing their classes. Events are starting to sell out. We’re ready. Are you?

Read this newsletter to find the workshops and networking events you should get excited for, information about new discounted hotels, and other opportunities for your business at Creativation. For more attendee news, read our archived newsletters here.


Spotlight on Sewing

Sign up for workshops in our sewing/fabric track to learn why these product segments are growing in popularity and how you can make a profit from them!

Class #

Class Title



How to Bring Profit Into Any Business by Tapping Into the Trend of Sewing

Denise Wild, sewing, craft, and DIY expert


Feed Your Brain: Designing a Fabric Collection

Debra Valencia, a visionary artist, designer and entrepreneur


Fashion Fusion Collaborative Challenge – Sewing



Fashion Fusion Collaborative Challenge – Accessories



Gel Press® Printing Academy Introductory Workshop

Gel Press


Fabric Messenger Bag

Lindy's Stamp Gang


Sizzix Designer Showcase




Canvas Urban Art Display

Lindy's Stamp Gang


Sewing Notions 101

Prym Consumer USA, Inc


Cocktails, Charity and CREATE

The Creativation Celebration is an informal, charitable event where you can have a good time and applaud the creative industry’s most inspiring individuals. Come as you are, partake in a free cocktail hour and appetizers in CREATE’s maker space and finish your evening with some fun and delicious food at the Arizona Science Center.  Honor and meet this year’s Industry Award recipients and CHA Hall of Fame Inductees.  Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Kids In Need Foundation.

Industry Awards Recipients

  • Mark Peters, Duncan Enterprises
  • Therese Hennessy, The Honor Scrapbook
  • ShurTech Brands

Read the press release.

CHA Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Dave Catanzarite, Darice and Pat Catan’s
  • Emma Gebo, Crafts Inc., dba SIERRA'S
  • Jerry Hacker, Dee’s Delights
  • Catherine Kay, Elam – Kay & Associates
  • Bob Ross, Joy of Painting Company

Read the press release

Buy your ticket at the reduced price of just $99.The Creativation Celebration will take place on Saturday, January 21 from 6:30pm – 10:00pm.

Register here


What Does Creativation Have In Store for You?

Creativity. Education. Innovation. Inspiration. Watch this video and find what your creative business will discover at Creativation.

Phoenix Feature

New Discounted Hotel Rooms Added

Arriving to Creativation early? We’ve got you covered. Book your stay at one of these hotels with rooms available on or before Thursday, January 19.

Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Midtown

The Westin Phoenix Downtown


Our discounted hotel rates are only guaranteed through January 5.

Book now

Featured Program

Last Chance to Submit to Innovations Center

We extended the deadline to participate in our Innovation Center to this Friday, November 18.  Tell us about your new creative product, idea, trend or technique and we could help you make it the next big thing to hit the creative industry.

If chosen, you could receive three days of free exhibiting space in our Innovations Center ($3,395 value), exposure to industry companies, significant online and social media coverage, and the chance to pitch your product to a panel of industry judges and win our grand cash prize of $10,000!

Anyone can participate, and there is no entry free.

Submit here!

New Exhibitors

Look Who’s Back!

Premier Yarns, Cousins, and Xyron are recent companies we’ve added to the long list of exhibitors who are returning to our show in January! We’ve built an entirely new trade event with your favorite exhibitors, inventive activities and education programs, meant to provide you with an enhanced experience and a jumpstart to success in 2017.

This is the year to attend! Register for your attendee badge and our education sessions and events to make the most of your Creativation experience.

Thank you to our sponsors (so far)!

Charity Wings
Chameleon Art Products
Clover Needlecraft
Eclectic Products
Edible Artists Network
Fabric Editions
Kin Community
Lawn Fawn
Notions Marketing
Paper House Productions
Prym Consumer USA
Tape Technologies
Wonderful Specialty Threads