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.
A special highlight of the show is the announcement of the DOTY (Doll of the Year) winners.
Shirley thinks that she should attend the entire event next year. I think so too! Here she is with the award-winning doll artist, Helen Kish.
For more about IDEX 2011, visit Shirley's new website, http://www.dollcollectorguide.com/
© 2011 Hitty Travel Doll