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permanent exhibit inquiries

The Columbus MarketPlace is the region’s leading market center for wholesale gifts, fashion, home furnishings and garden products. Our annual markets are major industry events, drawing serious retailers from across the Midwest and Northeast. The Columbus MarketPlace is a permanent wholesale market center open only to the retail and design trades. It has a 40 year history and tremendous reputation for providing a great place to do business.

Current rates are:

  • 2 year term is $15.00 per sq. ft.
  • 5 year term is $14.25 per sq. ft.


Other fees required are a security deposit of $1.00 per square foot, $50.00 to process your application and a $500 non refundable membership fee in the Midwest Gift Association. Membership is required of all lease holders. Download the application here.

If you are interested in pursuing a showroom lease and a room is available you will need to fill out the application and return it to the attention of Zach Downs, Executive Director. New members are approved by the Board of Directors after a satisfactory credit review is completed. All credit information is kept confidential and reviewed only by our staff accountant.

If you have any further questions please call Zach Downs at 888-332-8979 or email

We thank you for interest and look forward to hearing from you!