PROCESS

“I believe the ARTS Awards is the highest honor the industry offers.”

-Mark Phillips, Phillips Collection
How it all works...
SIMPLE
1

Nominations
April 1 - June 30

ARTS Awards is a peer-nominated program open to anyone in the home accents industry. The ease of the online ballot allows for multiple nominations across all categories. Read more.

2

Finalists
August - November

Finalists are announced in August and compete by submitting an online presentation highlighting category specific criteria established by the ARTS Awards Committee. Read more.

3

Judging
November

A panel of judges independently reviews and scores each online presentation. Scores are verified by an independent accouting firm and the list of winners is revealed at the gala. Read more.

4

Gala
January 20, 2017

The culmination of the ARTS Awards process occurs the night of the gala. Finalists are recognized and winners receive the highest honor in the home industry—the ARTS Award. Read more.

Nominations
April 1 - June 30

The ARTS Awards program seeks to recognize and promote the excellence and achievement of home industry leaders and professionals. Nominations are received online from April 1 – June 28. Home industry professionals nominate manufacturers, retailers, designers and sales representatives to compete for the highest honor in the home industry—the ARTS Award. This is a peer nomination program, and nominators/nominees are not required to be an ART member nor exhibit at the Dallas Market Center.

Award Categories

  • MANUFACTURING

  • Accent Furniture
  • Area Rugs
  • Home Accents
  • Home Textiles
  • Lamps
  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Outdoor Living
  • Tabletop
  • Wall Decor
  • RETAIL

  • Design Studio
  • Furniture Store
  • Home Accents Store
  • East/Atlantic Region
  • Midwest/Southwest Region
  • West Region
  • Lighting Showroom
  • East/Atlantic Region
  • Midwest/Southwest Region
  • West Region
  • SPECIALTY

  • Interior Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Sales Representative
  • East/Atlantic Region
  • Midwest/Southwest Region
  • West Region
  • Academy of Achievement - Individual that has made a significant impact on the home industry

Finalists
August - November

Finalists are announced in August and receive comprehensive promotion via industry advertising, public relations and social media campaigns. The ARTS Awards brand carries sweeping recognition so finalists and winners are always encouraged to promote their affiliation. Between mid-August to early November, finalists prepare and submit creative presentations online that highlight their award-winning attributes for the panel of judges to independently review and score. Criteria and point values for the digital presentation vary based on the category.

Gala

The formal ARTS Awards gala is held during the January Total Home and Gift Market in Dallas and is attended by hundreds of industry leaders including the major trade media. The evening begins with a networking cocktail hour followed by dinner and then the recognition of finalists and announcement of winners. It’s an incredible and inspiring evening full of pride and celebration. The 32nd Annual ARTS Awards gala will be held on Friday, January 7, 2022 at the Hilton Anatole. Reservations for the event open October 1st.