The Artisan Group® Brings Handcrafted Luxury to GBK’s 2016 Primetime Emmys Celebrity Gifting Event

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The Artisan Group® will be present at GBK’s celebrity gift lounge leading up to the 2016 Primetime Emmys Awards telecast, with a fabulous selection of goods handcrafted by its members. The Gift Lounge takes place September 16-17, 2016 at an exclusive location in Beverly Hills, California.

The Artisan Group's Swag Bag for GBK's 2015 Pre-Primetime Emmys Celebrity Gift Lounge

The Artisan Group's Swag Bag for GBK's 2015 Pre-Primetime Emmys Celebrity Gift Lounge

Our team has curated a diverse collection of handcrafted goods that are truly worthy of this glamorous gifting suite.

The Artisan Group® (http://www.theartisangroup.org) will once again be a platinum sponsor at GBK’s Primetime Emmys Celebrity Gifting Event, honoring the 2016 Nominees & Presenters. The Gift Lounge takes place September 16-17, 2016 at an exclusive location in Beverly Hills, California.

The Artisan Group’s exhibit is a perennial favorite for those attending GBK’s elite award show gift lounges, and their signature black swag bag is considered by many the best takeaway of the event. The Artisan Group has worked hard to make sure its appearance at this year’s Primetime Emmys Gift Lounge will be no exception.

Invitees who stop by The Artisan Group’s exhibit will receive the organization’s much sought-after gift bag, filled to the brim with exceptional handcrafted goods created by The Artisan Group’s members, who are independent artisans working in the United States and around the world. They will also have the chance to view and enjoy a number of showcase pieces designed especially for this event.

The Artisan Group’s official 2016 Primetime Emmys Gift Guide detailing all participating members is available to view online. The Artisan Group's e-publication, TAGazine, Volume 9, provides an in-depth view of The Artisan Group’s support of the handmade movement.

The Artisan Group’s swag bag this year is valued at nearly $1,000.00 and includes an assortment of handcrafted jewelry and accessories, spa and bath products, stationery, fine art photography, candles, clutches, pet accessories and other handmade gifts. The Artisan Group will also be gifting GBK’s 2016 charity beneficiaries, to be announced in the coming days.

Remarked The Artisan Group founder Valerie Guerrero, “The Artisan Group is thrilled to be a Platinum Sponsor at GBK’s pre-Emmys Gift Lounge, our fifth appearance at this event. Our team has curated a diverse collection of handcrafted goods that are truly worthy of this glamorous gifting suite. We can’t wait to show it all off.”

Stopping by GBK's Primetime Emmys event last year were Tony Hale (Winner, Best Supporting Actor, Veep); Travis Wall (Winner, Outstanding Choreography, So You Think You Can Dance); Jeremy Podeswa (Nominee, Best Director in Drama Series, Game of Thrones); Richard Cabral (Nominee, Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series, American Crime); Beau Bridges (Nominee, Guest Actor, Drama, Masters of Sex); Khandi Alexander (Nominee, Guest Actress, Drama, Scandal); Barbara Corcoran (Nominated Show: Structured Reality Program, Shark Tank); Dascha Polanco, Emma Myles, and Selenis Leyva (Nominated Show: Outstanding Drama Series, Orange is the New Black); Naomi Grossman (Nominated Show: Limited Series, American Horror Story); Johnny Ortiz (Nominated Show: Limited Series, American Crime); Jim O’Heir (Nominated Show, Outstanding Comedy Series, Parks & Recreation); and Corey Fogelmanis, Ava Kolker and Peyton Meyer (Girl Meets World), among many others.

Participating members gifting the celebrities at GBK’s 2016 Primetime Emmys Celebrity Gift Lounge include: Caitlin Rush, Canine Karma; Corinne Fry, Chantry 1975; Kristel Wang, Creations By Kristel; Vincci Ching, Heritage ReFashioned; Jude McConkey, J. McConkey Photography; Joy Merryman, Joy Merryman Store; Lexi Butler, Lexi Butler Designs; Joy Ekhator, Lovinah Skincare; Deanna Gailey, Nadean Designs; Caitlin Brotz, Olivü 426; Starlene DeBord, Scarlett Sage; Emma Mann, Soap Cauldron; Tara Reid, Starletta Designs; Tanesha Graham, T. Nicole Designs; CiCi Anacleto, The Habie Rose Collection; Kamilah Campbell, The Pink Locket; Kristin Sathe, Aunt Kitty's Design; Carol Milich, Carol Milich Porcelain; Jennifer Del Valle, DTailsULike; Fiona Rohde, Fiona Designs; Laurie Gardner, Gypsy Grove; Keri D'Angelo, K D'Angelo Designs; and Karen Dhuy, Metal Roots.

As a participant in GBK's 2016 Primetime Emmys Celebrity Gift Lounge, The Artisan Group will be supporting the following charities: American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA) – AFMDA is the American fundraising arm of Magen David Adom (MDA), Israel’s national emergency medical response agency and Red Cross affiliate. MDA, Israel’s largest volunteer NGO, is a global pioneer in mass-casualty response, sharing its knowledge in the U.S. and around the world.

The Artisan Group represents a varied group of individuals who are dedicated to the handcrafted movement. With the help of The Artisan Group, members gift their products to celebrities, VIPs and members of the press at elite Hollywood and New York City gift lounges.

The Artisan Group also assists with placing member products on popular television shows like How To Get Away With Murder, Empire, Law & Order: SVU, Bones, Jane The Virgin, Modern Family, Baby Daddy, The Vampire Diaries, Days of Our Lives, The Young & The Restless, Scandal, The Voice, and many others.

The Artisan Group® also donates to charitable organizations by providing gift bags that can be auctioned off to raise funds; to date, TAG has helped raise over $10,000 for organizations including Let’s Move Together, One World Foundation and The Joyful Child Foundation.

Follow The Artisan Group® on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/theartisangroup), Twitter (@theartisangroup) and Instagram (@theartisangroup) and subscribe to The Artisan Group blog (http://www.theartisangroup.org/blog/).

Select products are also available to view on The Artisan Group's Pinterest boards (pinterest.com/theartisangroup). Direct press inquiries to press(at)theartisangroup(dot)org.

ABOUT THE ARTISAN GROUP®
The Artisan Group® (http://www.theartisangroup.org) is a premier entertainment marketing group dedicated to representing small business artisans at the best celebrity gift lounges and press events. The organization provides a collective sampling of handcrafted products to celebrities and members of the press at top luxury gift lounges such as those leading up to The Academy Awards, The Golden Globes, The MTV Movie Awards and The Primetime Emmys.

The Artisan Group also coordinates product placement of its member's handcrafted products on such hit television shows as How To Get Away With Murder, Empire, Law & Order: SVU, Bones, Jane The Virgin, Modern Family, Baby Daddy, The Vampire Diaries, Days of Our Lives, The Young & The Restless, Scandal, The Voice, among others. Membership in The Artisan Group is juried and by invitation only.

The Artisan Group is in no way associated with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, MTV, The MTV Movie Awards, or The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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