It’s Nomination Time for the ARTS Awards

The Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team (the creative home furnishings network) have announced the call for nominations for the 25th annual ARTS Awards. Anyone in the home accents or home furnishings industries can nominate their peers for these prestigious awards online at

The ARTS Awards are presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market and recognize the top manufacturers, retailers, product designers, and sales representatives. The 25th annual ARTS Award winners will be revealed during a gala event on Saturday, January 18, 2014. This year’s awards will recognize excellence in 26 categories.

“We look forward to celebrating the best in the industry during the 25th annual ARTS Awards this January,” says Cindy Morris, COO of the Dallas Market Center. “This year we’ve added a new, regional retail category: Outdoor Lifestyle Store. This growing niche has excellent stores throughout the country that we are excited to honor.”

Everyone in the home furnishings industry may nominate in all categories – neither membership in ART nor representation at the Dallas Market Center is necessary. The nomination deadline is July 31.

The awards categories are:

Manufacturer Awards

Accent Furniture, Green Award, Home Accents, Home Textiles, Lighting Fixtures, Outdoor Living, Portable Lamps, Tabletop, and Wall Decor

Retailer Awards

International Retailer, Furniture Store, Lighting Showroom, Home Accent Store, and Outdoor Lifestyle Store

Individual Awards

Rising Star, Sales Representative, Product Designer and Academy of Achievement


The 25th annual ARTS Awards are sponsored by enLIGHTenment Magazine and other trade publications as well as by the Sustainable Furnishings Council.

For additional information regarding the ARTS Awards, please contact Lindsey Villarreal at


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