ART — The Creative Home Furnishings Network  announced that 19 vendors will be participating in the organization’s ART Card Program during the upcoming October High Point Market.
Those participating companies with lighting are: Currey & Co. , Phillips Collection , Fine Art Lamps , Palecek , Crystorama , Lazy Susan , Uttermost , Light and Living , IMAX , Guildmaster  and Flambeau .
ART also announced that it will sponsoring a vendor competition during October market.The vendor showroom that signs up the most new retail members during market will win a table at the 25th ARTS Awards in January.
Retailers are eligible for the market discounts with their membership with ART, the association. Retail membership dues are $250 per year and is open to home furnishings retailers and interior design studios. The retailer member receives a personalized ART Card, which is presented to participating vendors when placing an order at market in order to receive exclusive specials. Savings realized by the retail member often exceed the yearly membership dues cost at just one market.
ART will also co-sponsor several events during market, which are open to members, guests and the home accents industry.
Saturday, Oct. 19, 4-9 p.m.: Phillips Collection Industry Mixer
Phillips Collection, International Market Centers, WithIt, American Society of Furniture Designers, Young Home Furnishings Professionals, the Sustainable Furnishings Council and ART invite you for drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the Phillips Collection showroom, IHFC C202. This is a perfect opportunity to make new friends and to network with coworkers, friends and customers.
Sunday, Oct. 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m.: ART U40 High Point Social Event
ART and IMAX will host the next social for the ART Under 40 group for member companies and their guests in the IMAX showroom, IHFC W446. Go and share your ideas for market survival and make sure to bring a cell phone picture of yourself in your favorite Halloween costume — the hosts will post your photo on the ART Facebook page, and the one that gets the most likes will win two tickets to the 25th ARTS Awards Gala in January, valued at $250. Cocktails and snacks will be served.