Submitted by Hitty Gale
IDEX is the acronym for the International Doll Expo. This year, my adopted human, Shirley, was able to attend for one day and I got to ride along. The annual trade show and exhibition has been held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando Florida for the past few years.
IDEX is a premier event that brings together doll retailers, doll designers, doll artists, doll manufacturers and doll collectors from around the world.
The three-day event includes charity events, dinners and luncheons with souvenir dolls and accessories. Demonstrations, seminars, and training classes are given by top doll artists. The trade floor is open to the public for a few hours on Saturday.
We drove to Orlando on Saturday for the trade floor. What fun! We saw so many new dolls and met some of the doll artists. Here she is with the award-winning doll artist, Helen Kish.