Concrete Decor Show: September in San Diego

Source: ProTrade Publications, Eugene, Ore.; CP staff

Registration is open for the seventh annual Concrete Decor Show, September 25-29 at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego. The event will feature decorative concrete workshops and seminars by leading industry authorities, plus a September 27-29 trade show with indoor or outdoor displays and demonstrations.

As part of the event, a nonprofit organization is selected to receive a makeover, complements of show organizer, Concrete Decor magazine. This year’s recipient is the Bannister Family House, which provides a home-like environment for people with family members in long-term or critical care at the University of California, San Diego medical center. Improvements will include projects from a built-in barbecue to carved concrete rock features to a decorative concrete patio complete with a stained tree of life-like design and an inlaid LithoMosaic. San Diego-based architect Amanda Conahan and flatwork ace T.B. Penick & Sons have created the Bannister Family House conceptual concrete designs.

In addition to concrete-centric classes and displays, the Paint Decor Annex will feature exhibits, demonstrations and workshops devoted to decorative painting and faux finishing techniques that can be used on floors, furniture, walls or ceilings. Coatings professionals and concrete artisans can take advantage of classes sponsored by the International Decorative Artisans League to improve their skills and discover new products. — ProTrade Publications, 877/935-8906;