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Houston Furniture Bank to be Honored at ARTS Awards

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The Houston Furniture Bank will receive a Humanitarian Award at the 29th Annual ARTS Awards.

Dallas Market Center, the largest and most successful open-daily home décor marketplace in the country, and ART, the Creative Home Furnishings Network, recently announced that the Houston Furniture Bank will receive a Humanitarian Award at the 29th Annual ARTS Awards.

The Houston Furniture Bank, a non-profit organization and provider of home furnishings to individuals and families, is celebrating twenty-five years of service to the Houston area. In 2017, the organization served more than 1,000 families in regular service and more than 1,800 families after Hurricane Harvey.

“Over the past twenty-five years, the Houston Furniture Bank has been a force of good for the entire region, helping more than 26,000 families,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “Their programs helping children have been especially successful and have ensured that the youngest members of the community live and sleep in comfort. Following the devastation of the recent hurricane, the Houston Furniture Bank went above and beyond to serve up to 70 families a day in order to help rebuild homes in the Houston area. We congratulate their team, we recognize their importance to the community, and we honor the difference they make in the lives of families.”

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. This year the program is recognizing top manufacturers, retailers, product designers, interior designers, and sales representatives from around the world as well as Academy of Achievement recipient Randy Eller and a Humanitarian Award being presented to Houston Furniture Bank. The finalists, winners, and special honorees will be recognized during a gala event on Friday, January 19, 2018 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

Reservations are available online via the ARTS Awards website: http://dallasmarketcenter.com/artsawards/reservations/

Sponsors for the 29th annual ARTS Awards include enLIGHTenment, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Giftware News, HFN, Home & Textiles Today, Home Accents Today, Interior Design Society, and Lighting & Decor.

More about Dallas Market Center: Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in home décor, furniture, gifts, lighting and fashion. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus near downtown Dallas, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products via open-daily showrooms and from exhibitors participating in trade events held throughout the year. The Dallas Market Center website is available at www.dallasmarketcenter.com.

More about ART: ART is the creative home furnishings network representing manufacturers, retailers, representatives and other individuals and companies interested in promoting and enhancing the market position of the home furnishings industry. Each year ART sponsors programs such as the ART conference, regional educational seminars, the ART card and the ARTS Awards. The ART website is available at accessoriesresourceteam.org.

More about the ARTS Awards: The ARTS Awards is the premier international awards program dedicated to the home industry. Up to 27 categories exist under the headings Manufacturer, Retailer, Product Designer, Interior Designer, Sales Representative, Green, and specialty awards. Anyone in the industry can nominate including manufacturers, retailers, sales representatives, designers, suppliers, consultants and other industry professionals. Companies that have won an ARTS Award five times are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame members are: Arteriors Home, Beatriz Ball, BJ’s Home Accents, C.S. Wo & Sons, Distinctive Designs International Inc., Feizy Rugs, Fine Art Lamps, Global Views, Montaage, Natural Decorations Inc., Palecek, Paragon, Robb & Stucky, Schonbek Worldwide Lighting and Seasonal Living. The ARTS Awards website is available at dallasmarketcenter.com/artsawards.

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