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HEARTS Awards Auction Goes Live

70+ plates creatively transformed by celebrities and influencers up for bid online

DALLAS – December 1, 2020 – Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have announced that the HEARTS Awards auction is now live online. The HEARTS Awards is a one-time special event being held in partnership and solidarity with thirteen leading industry organizations to honor thirteen companies that have shown outstanding leadership, empathy and service during the COVID-19 pandemic by going above and beyond in service to their industry and/or community.

More than 70 one-of-a-kind plates have been creatively transformed by artists, designers, celebrities, influencers and special guests to be auctioned to the highest bidder. The auction, benefitting No Kid Hungry, begins now and will conclude on January 8. Participating in the creative fundraiser are figures from the world of product design, interior design, and the arts including Jane Seymour, Thom Filicia, Bobby Berk, Justina Blakeney, Thomas O’Brien, Jamie Drake, Libby Langdon, Adam Glassman (O, the Oprah Magazine), Julia Buckingham, Anna Bond (Rifle Paper Co.) Joe Ruggiero, Jeffrey Alan Marks, Jason Phillips (Phillips Collection), George Sellers (Global Views), Dann Foley, Alexander Julian, Bunny Williams, Barbara Barry, and Beatriz Ball.

To bid, visit https://handbid.app.link/hearts4hunger.

“From contemporary to traditional, understated to over-the-top, these works of art are an amazing testimony to the creativity and generosity of our industry community,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “We are united to battle hunger, and with everyone’s help we can provide tremendous relief during a challenging year.”

“You will be amazed the variety of artwork so we are asking for your help today to review these statement pieces and bid high for a great cause,” said Sharon Davis, executive director of ART. “This may be a silent auction but please raise your voices and bids high for this one-time opportunity to celebrate and donate.”

To support the charitable fundraiser of the HEARTS Awards on social media please use the hashtag #hearts4hunger. Special thanks to Rosenthal for providing the plates for the silent auction and to Freightwire and Global Views for their generous donations to support the auction.

Media sponsors include: Aspire Design and Home, Designers Today, D Home, Furniture Lighting & Décor, Furniture/Today, Furniture World, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Home Accents Today, HFN, and Home Textiles Today.

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 www.accessoriesresourceteam.org.

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 for women, men, and children. 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 dallasmarketcenter.com.

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