Confirmed 2017 Exhibitors:

Anima Nova

Arcos Brasil USA

Bosco Violin Supply

Cleveland Violins

Eastman Strings

Echo Bridge Music

Fuchs & Chaxel SARL - Fuchs Pierre-Yves

Gatchell Violins Company

Global Violins

Heritage Insurance Services

Howard Core Company

International Violin Company

L'Archet Brasil

Larsen Strings

Metropolitan Music Co.

New Harmony Music

Nova Strings Inc.

Otto Musica

Pirastro GmbH

Timberwood Industries, Inc

Violin Varnish Ltd.

2017 VSA Convention Exhibitor Information

A Celebration of Historical and Contemporary American Violin and Bow Making in Our Nation’s Capital
Crystal Gateway Marriott ∙ Arlington, VA ∙ November 9 - 11


Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202

The convention rate for sleeping rooms at the Crystal Gateway Marriott is $159 plus taxes and fees. The deadline for reserving rooms at the convention rate is October 11th. After that date rooms will be at the prevailing rate depending on availability. Complimentary parking included. There is free shuttle to and from Reagan National Airport (DCA) and Metro access to the hotel via an interior corridor. Check in time is 4 PM, and check out by 12 noon. Click here to make room reservations at the convention rate of $159.


This is a table top show.
A 6-foot table will include an 8-foot backdrop, two folding chairs per table, wastebasket and vendor identification sign. Additional 6-foot tables may be purchased. One electrical connection will be provided per table.



Set up and registration: Thursday, November 9th, 12 - 9 PM only.

Exhibit hours: 
Friday & Saturday, November 10th and 11th
8:30 AM-1 PM and 2-5:30 PM, Closed for lunch, 1-2 PM each day

Tear down
: Saturday, November 11th, 5:30-11:55 PM (early tear down not allowed, Sunday tear down is not possible)

Contact: Allegra Hale, VSA Executive Director, at (972)233-9107 x209 or

Attendee List: Exhibitors will receive a pre-registration list in advance of the conference, and a final attendee list after the show.

Marketing Opportunities: Click on the following links to view the sponsorship and advertiser forms.

Shipping: The Crystal Gateway Marriott only accepts shipments (3) days prior to the event start date. Please call the Crystal Gateway Marriott Shipping and Receiving with any shipping inquiries - (703) 271-5162

Shipments must be addressed as follows:
Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, Virginia 22202
Attn: Allegra Hale - [Company Name]
Hold for: Violin Society of America, Roman Chrost
Arrival Date: November 9, 2017

Handling Fees (All prices for in and out)

- $7 per box under 25 lbs
- $15 per box over 50 lbs
- $15 for an oversized box greater than 24 x 24 x 16
- $20 tubes and poster cases
- $35 per display case
- $75 small shrink-wrapped pallet under 150lbs
- $75 per small crate under 150lbs
- $150 per shrink-wrapped pallet over 150lbs
- $75 per crate over 150lbs

Space is limited! Please return your reservation for exhibit space by October 20, 2017. Payment in U.S. funds must accompany your exhibitor contract.

Questions? Call 972/233-9107 ext. 209, Fax 972/490-4219, Email

The Violin Society of America
14070 Proton Rd.
Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75244
972-233-9107 x224 

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