As We Move Forward Through COVID-19
The Urban Artist Market has officially decided to reschedule the May show to July 17-18, 2020 at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas.
The Urban Artist Market is closely monitoring the COVID-19 coronavirus and wants to let you know that the health and safety of our exhibitors and attendees is our highest priority. We stand by the importance of our shows as they provide platforms to connect, engage, and facilitate commerce. We are committed to hosting safe and successful events throughout 2020. To learn more about the Irving Convention Center’s safety and sanitation protocols, click here.
We want to assure you that business continues as scheduled including all the upcoming shows in our 2020 schedule. Customers who wish to enter our marketplace and who are not subject to travel restrictions will be free to do so. While we remain open for business as usual, please join us in following the latest news and guidelines through official channels: www.cdc.gov and www.who.intl.
URBAN ARTIST MARKET SAFETY PROTOCOL
The Urban Artist Market has implemented several procedural changes to ensure safety of our exhibitors and attendees.
- We’ve relocated the show to the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas because the Grand Ballroom offers more floor space.
- More space means extra wide aisles and the ability to create a one-way traffic flow through the show room floor; with only one entrance and one exit.
- We’re selling tickets online before the event in 2-hour slots to ensure a limited amount of traffic on the show floor at any given time. We have calculated the amount of people permitted in the Grand Ballroom to ensure 6 foot distancing recommendations and will monitor entrance in any given time slot. However, walk-in tickets will be sold when admission quotas have not been exceeded.
- The Urban Artist Market has expanded their open hours to spread out traffic evenly over the 2-day event.
- Our exhibitors will wear masks throughout the event whenever anyone is near their booth footprint. All attendees will be required to wear masks upon entering the hall.
- Disposable masks will be available at the entrance for attendees who have not brought their own mask.
- Hand sanitizer stations will be positioned at the entrance and throughout the show floor.
- The Irving Convention Center provides detailed Safety and Sanitation protocols in alignment with public health authorities, medical and industry experts. For detailed information, click here https://www.irvingconventioncenter.com/about/safety-sanitation/
- The Urban Artist Market will not be passing appetizers or drinks during the July event, however, the Irving Convention Center will be providing a snack stand with glass barriers in the main lobby that adheres to safety standards.
- On Saturday, July 18, the show will open 10-12 noon to provide early shopping access for immune compromised and our community 65 years of age and up. Masks will be required on all exhibitors and attendees in that time slot.
- Shoppers will be encouraged to limit touch to art that they are purchasing. Exhibitors will promote “touch-free” shopping with signage in their booth.
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From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- For the general American public, who are unlikely to be exposed to this virus at this time, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low.
- Under current circumstances, certain people will have an increased risk of infection, for example healthcare workers caring for patients with COVID-19 and other close contacts of persons with COVID-19. CDC has developed guidance to help in the risk assessment and management of people with potential exposures to COVID-19.
- Comprehensive information from the CDC can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
From the World Health Organization (WHO):
Recommendations and Advice for the Public
If you are not in an area where COVID-19 is spreading, or if you have not travelled from one of those areas or have not been in close contact with someone who has and is feeling unwell, your chances of getting it are currently low. However, it’s understandable that you may feel stressed and anxious about the situation. It’s a good idea to get the facts to help you accurately determine your risks so that you can take reasonable precautions. Your healthcare provider, your national public health authority and your employer are all potential sources of accurate information on COVID-19 and whether it is in your area. It is important to be informed of the situation where you live and take appropriate measures to protect yourself.
Comprehensive information from the World Health Organization (WHO) can be found at: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019