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Dallas Market Center Sets Hospitality Events, Attractions for ArchLIGHT Summit

Dallas Market Center has announced an extensive lineup of hospitality events and special attractions for the second annual ArchLIGHT Summit, drawing the architectural, specification and design communities to the Dallas Trade Mart for a product expo and more than 20 CEU opportunities.

The event takes place Sept.15-16.

A featured visual experience for this year’s event is Color Wheels, a light art installation designed by international lighting designers Alessandra Stratimirovic and Athanasssios Danilof. The Darc Award-winning project generates numerous unexpected chromatic effects that offer insights into the sensory and perceptive aspects of both light and color. Inspired by a long history of artists, scientists and scholars to organize color and understand its essence, the mesmerizing work includes three luminous wheels created using Targetti’s Duratape RGBW strip product by Duralamp and will be on display throughout the ArchLIGHT Summit on the first floor of the Trade Mart.

“Building on the popularity of the Design DNA installation that was commissioned for the first ArchLIGHT Summit last year, Color Wheels should be similarly inspiring and photogenic for this year’s attendees,” says Laura Van Zeyl, Vice President, Audience Development, Lighting for Dallas Market Center. “The presence of immersive illuminated art elevates this event beyond a typical trade show experience.”

Another attraction for the 2022 ArchLIGHT Summit is a Relaxation Station sponsored by Sonneman – A Way of Light. This lounge will be located in Sonneman’s 8,000-square-foot permanent Dallas showroom in Trade Mart 4804, near all three rooms that will be running AIA-accredited seminars, panel discussions and interactive demonstrations.

All attendees are welcome to relax and enjoy refreshments between sessions throughout both days of the show. Sonneman is one of 150 permanent lighting exhibitors encompassing the largest residential lighting show in North America, Lightovation, occurring each January and June at Dallas Market Center, with the next edition taking place Jan. 10-13, 2023.

Two evening hospitality events will give all summit participants the opportunity to network, including a pre-show Welcome Party on Wednesday, Sept. 4 hosted by Women in Lighting + Design (WILD). Back by popular demand, this event will take place 6-9 p.m. in the D15 Lounge on the 15th floor of the World Trade Center.

The American Association of Independent Lighting Agents (AAILA) will host ArchLIGHT Summit’s opening night Happy Hour on Thursday, Sept. 15, 5- 7 p.m. on the first floor of the Trade Mart.

Lunch will be served on the ArchLIGHT Summit expo show floor, 12pm to 2pm on Thursday, September 15, allowing attendees to maximize their time. Dallas Market Center’s famous eTuk will also be serving a snack of savory street tacos on Friday, Sept.16, 12 – 1 p.m. on the Trade Mart first floor near ArchLIGHT Summit exhibits.

Creating additional excitement on the show floor, the popular Get a Grip on Lighting podcast will broadcast live from the summit throughout the day on Thursday, September 15. Episodes will include interviews with summit presenters by hosts Mike Colligan and Greg Ehrich, as well as a special edition commemorating the launch of PureEdge Lighting’s new PureSmart line.

Registration for ArchLIGHT Summit exhibits, hospitality events and attractions is complimentary, while an advance fee of $50 ($75 onsite) allows access to more than 20 CEU opportunities throughout the event. Both registration options are open at

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