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Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia to Host ARTS Awards

Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have announced Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia as hosts for the 31st annual ARTS Awards on Jan. 10, 2020.

The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, is the premier awards program in the U.S. honoring top manufacturers, retailers, designers, and sales representatives in the home industry.

The 31st annual ARTS Awards winners will be revealed during a gala event at the Hilton Anatole Hotel on Friday, January 10, 2020. In addition to category winners the Academy of Achievement honor will be awarded to Michael Amini, founder, chairman, and CEO of Amini Innovation Corporation (AICO).

Carson Kressley is an Emmy-Award winning TV personality, fashion designer, style expert and New York Times best-selling author of four books. Kressley became a breakout star on Bravo’s 2003 Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, which won a primetime Emmy, and has appeared and hosted various TV shows since. He can be seen as a judge on the Emmy-Award winning show RuPaul’s Drag Race, and his newest endeavor is a design show on Bravo, with ARTS Awards co-host Thom Filicia, called Get A Room with Carson & Thom.  Kressley is also a strong supporter of many philanthropic causes including The Trevor Project, The Human Rights Campaign and Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation.

Thom Filicia Inc. has emerged as one of today’s most influential and respected interior and product designers. His projects range from residential, hospitality and commercial interiors all over the world. Gaining fame on the Emmy-winning “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”, Style Network, HGTV, and most recently Bravo’s Get A Room with Carson & Thom, he is a best-selling author and has been praised as a top designer and international tastemaker. He is also the driving force behind the Thom Filicia Home Collection, which includes furniture, artwork, bedding, textiles, wallcovering and more, and has a flagship showroom, called Sedgwick & Brattle, at The New York Design Center.  

Reservations for the ARTS Awards are available online: Tickets are $145 for ART members and $170 for non-members.

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