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Mill Village Collective Offers Educational Programming for HP Market

Mill Village Collective has announced their calendar of education programming and social events for the upcoming High Point Spring Market in its new Union Square location at 410 W. English Rd.

Programming targets registered High Point Market designers and buyers and includes:

Friday, April 13

5 p.m. Social Event
Mill Village Collective at Union Square - “Ease-in to Market” Reception

Celebrating a new location in the historic Union Square building for the innovators, makers and custom resources that make up Mill Village Collective. Exhibitors and guests will mingle on the ground floor of this former hosiery mill with a selection of refreshments including craft beer and wine.

Saturday, April 14

4 - 5 p.m. Educational Event
“Reclaim the Past with 3D Technology” by Heather Pendrak, CEO Pendragon 3D

Pendragon 3D demonstrates how new technology can preserve traditional craftsmanship for future generations. Beginning with digital 3D scanning and modeling, damaged antiques and vintage furnishings are easily primed for reconstruction. Heather Pendrak is the CEO, as well as an artist, educator, entrepreneur and community outreach specialist.

5 p.m. Social Event
Mill Village Collective at Union Square - Craft beer and wine reception

Sunday, April 15

2 -3 p.m. Educational Event
“How to Connect with the Media and Get your Own Press” with Amy Flurry and Laura Thurman

A candid conversation with Amy Flurry, author of the new Recipe for Press: Designer Edition and Laura Thurman, founder of Thurman Designs in Nashville, on the possibilities and perils of DIY PR.

4 - 5 p.m. Educational Event
“The Future is Now” with Susan Schultz

Offering key insights into the social, technological and cultural currents impacting the design industry is self-titled Design Provocateur and Decor Tours co-founder Susan Schultz. Rapid advances in digital technologies like 3D printing, virtual and augmented realities, and the influence of health and wellness lifestyles are among the examples discussed. Learn how and why the purchase of design products and services is changing the way business gets done.

5 p.m. Social Event
Mill Village Collective at Union Square - Craft beer and wine reception

Monday, April 16

2 - 3 p.m. Educational Event
“It’s All About Touch” with Dr. Andrew H. Dent, EVP, Research, Material ConneXion

Despite the increasing digitization of our working world, touch and the experience of surfaces and textures remains a defining factor in how we decide on the products for our interior spaces. Dr. Andrew Dent, EVP of Research for Material ConneXion, will present texture and surface trends within the industry, from new material breakthroughs to future ideas of how textures will evolve.

4 - 5 p.m. Educational Event
“Bottled Lightning: How to Monetize a Trend” with Susan Schultz

Review overriding design trends; identify emerging consumer expectations and gain inspiration for how other companies apply trends to grow business with Susan Schultz, co-founder of Decor Tours. Learn to integrate the needs of the new interior design client with some of the latest product offerings in this unique session that mixes trend spotting with tools that work.

5 p.m. Social Event
Mill Village Collective at Union Square - Craft beer and wine reception

Mill Village Collective is open Friday, April 13 through Tuesday, April 17. Hours of operation for the exhibition are 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Friday - Monday, and 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 pm on Tuesday.

Mill Village Collective is closed on Wednesday, April 18.

The Union Square building is accessible via the Market-operated bus on the Red Line or Go Anywhere vans. Limited parking is available.

For questions about events or programming, or to inquire about Mill Village Collective and its exhibitors, visit  or contact

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