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The Artisan Group® will be present at GBK’s celebrity gift lounge leading up to the 2016 MTV Movie Awards telecast, with a hip selection of goods handcrafted by its members. The Gift Lounge takes place April 8-9, 2016 at an exclusive location in Hollywood, California.

The Artisan Group® (http://www.theartisangroup.org) will once again be a sponsor at GBK’s MTV Movie Awards Celebrity Gift Lounge honoring the 2016 Nominees & Presenters. The Gift Lounge takes place April 8-9, 2016 at an exclusive location in Hollywood, California.

The Artisan Group’s exhibit is a perennial favorite for those attending GBK’s elite award show gift lounges, and their signature black swag bag is considered by many the best takeaway of the event. The Artisan Group has worked hard to make sure its appearance at this year’s MTV Movie Awards Gift Lounge will be no exception.

Invitees who stop by The Artisan Group’s exhibit will receive the organization’s much sought-after gift bag, filled to the brim with exceptional handcrafted goods created by The Artisan Group’s members, who are independent artisans working in the United States and around the world. They will also have the chance to view and enjoy a number of showcase pieces designed especially for this event.

The Artisan Group’s official 2016 MTV Movie Awards Gift Guide detailing all participating members is available to view online. The Artisan Group's e-publication, TAGazine, Volume 8, provides an in-depth view of The Artisan Group’s support of the handmade movement.

The Artisan Group’s swag bag this year is valued at $800.00 and includes an assortment of handcrafted jewelry and accessories, spa and bath products, hair accessories, cosmetics, perfumes, pet accessories and other handmade gifts The Artisan Group will also be gifting GBK’s 2016 charity beneficiaries, to be announced in the coming days.

“GBK’s MTV Movie Awards Gift Lounge is always memorable for its high energy level and light-hearted, easy-going vibe,” remarked The Artisan Group founder Valerie Guerrero. “Our team has been looking forward to this Gift Lounge for months. We’re excited to visit with everyone and share the stories behind the gifted items.

Stopping by GBK's MTV Movie Awards event last year were Chris Mulkey (Nominee, Whiplash), Nathan Fillion (Castle), Jason Ritter (HBO's Girls), Benito Martinez (American Crime), Dot-Marie Jones (Glee), Paige Hurd (Hawaii Five-O), Marcus Scribner and Miles Brown (Black-ish), Dylan Gelula (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Tristin Mays (The Vampire Diaries), Stassi Schroeder (Vanderpump Rules), Tamala Jones and Geno Segers (Castle) and many others.

After the event, E! Online, The Huffington Post, LA Splash, and AMB Magazine, among other blogs and publications, recognized The Artisan Group for its unique focus on high-quality, authentic artisan goods. Bow+Tie Ink.com called The Artisan Group “amazing.” Tamala Jones of ABC's Castle tweeted, “I love all of my goodies from the MTV Movie Awards.”

Participating members gifting the celebrities at GBK’s 2016 MTV Movie Awards Celebrity Gift Lounge include: Cristen Breuer, Bad Tags; Caron Williams, Bubbles Bath Boutique; Kim Kowalski, Clever Kim's Curios; Erin Zisser, Diamonds and Coal; Jennifer Del Valle, DTailsULike; Kathleen Quinlan & Phaedra Charlton, Fiore Botanica; Sarah Hassenger, Four Black Paws; Helena Georgiades, Helena G; Sandy and Stevie D'Andrea, Jewels For Hope; Keri D'Angelo, K D'Angelo Designs; Amy Schofield, Mixify Polish; Stephanie Hovsepian, SassyBelleWares; Emma Mann, Soap Cauldron; Tara Reid, Starletta Designs; Kristi Baker, The Nib and Quill; Giselle Duval, THE RAVE 'N' IRON; Christy Arneson, Anja's Arts; Gari Anne Kosanke, Bead Lovers Korner; Candice Yagmin, CY Design Studio; Carleigh Pearce, Ellison's Organics; Christi Meshell, House of Matriarch; Mary Grace, Mary Grace Jewellery; Jeanette Downing, NAILTHINS; Elizabeth Pings, Nature's Splendour; Caitlin Brotz, Olivü 426; Renee O'Brien, So Splashy Designs; Candice D'Mello, Vitrine Designs.

Mixify Polish MTV Awards celebrity gifting

The Artisan Group represents a varied group of individuals who are dedicated to the handcrafted movement. With the help of The Artisan Group, members gift their products to celebrities, VIPs and members of the press at elite Hollywood and New York City gift lounges.

The Artisan Group also assists with placing member products on popular television shows like How To Get Away With Murder, Law & Order: SVU, Bones, Jane The Virgin, Modern Family, Baby Daddy, The Vampire Diaries, Days of Our Lives, The Young & The Restless, Scandal, The Voice, and many others. The Artisan Group® also donates to charitable organizations by providing gift bags that can be auctioned off to raise funds; to date, TAG has helped raise over $10,000 for organizations including Let’s Move Together, One World Foundation and The Joyful Child Foundation.

Follow The Artisan Group® on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/theartisangroup), Twitter (@theartisangroup) and Instagram (@theartisangroup) and subscribe to The Artisan Group blog (http://www.theartisangroup.org/blog/).

Select products are also available to view on The Artisan Group's Pinterest boards (pinterest.com/theartisangroup). Direct press inquiries to press(at)theartisangroup(dot)org.

The Artisan Group® (http://www.theartisangroup.org) is a premier entertainment marketing group dedicated to representing small business artisans at the best celebrity gift lounges and press events. The organization provides a collective sampling of handcrafted products to celebrities and members of the press at top luxury gift lounges such as those leading up to The Academy Awards, The Golden Globes, The MTV Movie Awards and The Primetime Emmys.

The Artisan Group also coordinates product placement of its member's handcrafted products on such hit television shows as How To Get Away With Murder, Law & Order: SVU, Bones, Jane The Virgin, Modern Family, Baby Daddy, The Vampire Diaries, Days of Our Lives, The Young & The Restless, Scandal, The Voice, among others. Membership in The Artisan Group is juried and by invitation only.

The Artisan Group is in no way associated with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, MTV, The MTV Movie Awards, or The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.



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