Photos from 31st ARTS Awards Gala


Developed by non-profit ART and produced by Dallas Market Center, ARTS Awards is the premier international awards program dedicated to home industry excellence and achievement in retailing, manufacturing, design, and sales representation. The ARTS Awards culminate with a black-tie gala held each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.


The team behind the annual ARTS Awards is making a heart-felt change for 2021. The Hearts Awards, a one-time special event, will celebrate thirteen hearts and heroes, honored by leading home and gift trade organizations, who showed outstanding leadership, empathy and service during the pandemic.

The Hearts Award event will take place in Dallas during June Total Home + Gift Market.


  • Arteriors Home
  • Beatriz Ball
  • Bella Casa
  • BJ’s Home Accents
  • C.S. Wo & Sons
  • Distinctive Designs International Inc.
  • Elements at Home
  • Feizy Rugs
  • Fine Art Lamps
  • Global Views
  • HW Home
  • Loloi Rugs
  • Montaage
  • Natural Decorations Inc.
  • Paragon
  • Phillips Collection
  • Robb & Stucky
  • Schonbek Worldwide Lighting
  • Seasonal Living
  • Vietri

31st Annual Masters of Ceremonies

Carson Kressley

Master of Ceremony

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.

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Thom Filicia

Master of Ceremony

Thom Filicia 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. For more information, visit and

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31st Annual Event Special Honoree

Michael Amini

Academy of Achievement

"Michael’s legendary energy and leadership are matched, if not surpassed, by his generosity. He has built a well-respected company, designed award-winning products, partnered with celebrities, and mentored countless leaders, but most importantly he has selflessly helped others via the City of Hope and numerous industry programs. Michael is an extremely deserving honoree."

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Artists, designers, celebrities, influencers and special guests have showcased their creativity and designed one-of-a-kind Rosenthal dinner plates to be auctioned off, benefitting No Kid Hungry. The auction is currently live and will conclude January 12th, the last day of Total Home + Gift Market in Dallas.

Follow #Hearts4Hunger for artist inspiration and behind the scenes work that went into these amazingly transformed plates.

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