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Nominations open for Annual ARTS Awards

Dallas Market Center and ART have announced that nominations are officially open for the 28th annual ARTS Awards

The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, is the premier international awards program dedicated to home industry excellence and achievement in retailing, manufacturing, design, and sales representation.

“We depend upon nominations from across the industry in order to create an amazing evening of awards,” Cindy Morris president and CEO of Dallas Market Center, said. “We ask for everyone’s help recognising talented individuals and companies for their incredible work.”

The ARTS Awards program recognises and promotes home industry leaders and professionals. In a peer nomination program, industry professionals nominate retailers, manufacturers, designers and sales representatives to compete for the highest honor in the business.

Nominations are received online at now through June 30, and winners are revealed during a gala event on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Neither membership in ART nor representation at Dallas Market Center is necessary to nominate or to be a nominee.
The 28th Annual ARTS Awards categories are:

Manufacturer Awards
Accent Furniture, Area Rugs, Home Accents, Home Textiles, Lamps, Lighting Fixtures, Outdoor Living, Tabletop and Wall Decor

Retailer Awards
Furniture Store- Single Store Location, Furniture Store- Multi-Store Locations, Home Accent Store, International Retailer, Lighting Showroom and Outdoor Lifestyle Store

Speciality Awards
Academy of Achievement, Green Award, Interior Designer, Legendary Leadership, Product Designer, Rising Star and Sales Representative

The 28th annual ARTS Awards are sponsored by enLIGHTenment, FANDECK, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Giftware News, HFN, Home Accents Today, Home Fashion Forecast, Home & Textiles Today, Lyon Credit Services, Residential Lighting and the Sustainable Furnishings Council.

For a complete list of events, visit the Dallas Market Center website -

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