Hallmark Announces New Additions to its Eighth Annual Hallmarket Art Fair on Sept. 16 at Crown Center Square

Free event will feature personal creations from 90 Hallmark artists and employees

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (August 17, 2017) - Hallmark's eighth annual Hallmarket art fair will feature a unique selection of arts and crafts in a wide variety of media and formats, including paintings, ceramics, fabric and jewelry. The art fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16 at Crown Center Square with 90 exhibitors featured at this year's event.

"Hallmarket is a chance to experience the creative passion that flows throughout the Hallmark community whether purchasing a piece of art, participating in a hands-on workshop or enjoying the musical talents of Hallmark employees and other local musicians," said Dean Rodenbough, Hallmark vice president of external affairs.

New attractions this year include:
• Free hands-on craft workshops from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. led by representatives from Hallmark's Think.Make.Share. creative studio blog
• Musical performances beginning at 11 a.m. featuring David Burchfield and friends, Eems and Zach Newton
• Expanded food and beverage offerings, including food trucks by
Taco Republic and Deco Street Eats
• Giveaways for following Hallmark social accounts

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017
Where: Crown Center Square, 2450 Grand, Kansas City, Mo., 64108
Event info phone number: 816.274.5745
Admission: FREE. Purchases may be made directly from the artists
Parking: FREE. Available in the Crown Center complex garages

For more information, visit the Hallmarket Event Page on Facebook. Join the conversation on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag #Hallmarket.



About Hallmark

For more than 100 years, family owned Hallmark Cards, Inc. has been dedicated to creating a more emotionally connected world. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri and employing more than 28,000 worldwide, the approximately $4 billion company operates a diversified portfolio of businesses. Its global Hallmark Greetings business sells greeting cards and gift wrap in more than 30 languages with distribution in more than 100 countries and 100,000 rooftops. Hallmark Retail operates 2,000 Hallmark Gold Crown stores in five countries and Hallmark Home & Gifts sells a broad array of home décor and gift product throughout the U.S. Crayola® offers a wide range of art materials and toys designed to spark children's creativity around the globe. Crown Media Family Networks operates two cable channels: Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel. Crown Center is a real estate development company that manages the 85-acre hotel, office, entertainment and residential campus surrounding Hallmark's headquarters. For more information, visit Hallmark.com. Connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Fun Fact

The first Hallmark Hall of Fame production, Amahl and the Night Visitors, aired in 1951 and was the first original opera created for television.