It was 2008 when I got a call from Arlene asking me to go to the Chicago Salon as her guest. I was apprehensive at first because I just didn’t know enough about it. Well after that first Salon, I think it’s safe to say we were both hooked. What was there not to love about the whole experience!


The quality of the work by Artisans from around the world was spectacular. We had so much fun meeting everyone and spending time getting to know each and every participant, and touring foreign places. So we have managed to attend almost every year since. She had 2 young children and I had 3 teenagers some entering college,and we both had thriving businesses.


We had many reasons that could have kept us from attending. Every year we seem to find a way, no matter what is going on, to attend. I know that obstacles face the others as well but somehow they also manage to to attend. It is this commitment to Salon that I am so impressed with. We leave each Salon so inspired and enriched, as if we just got a shot of adrenaline. I think Arlene and I will be attending for a long time to come. We are so proud and honored to be hosting Salon 2017 in New York City. We plan to present you with the best Salon ever!

To discuss please contact hosts of Salon 2017:

  • Jeanne S. Schnupp P: 631-948-2660, E:
  • Arlene McLoughlin P: 516-655-1366, E: