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Dallas Market Opens Today

Dallas Market CenterDALLAS-Dallas Total Home & Gift Market and Dallas International Lighting Market both open today at the Dallas Market Center, here. Thousands of new items, including lighting, home decor, gourmet and more, will debut.

Today, events include a reception at Crystorama (Trade Mart, 3503), from 4-6 p.m., which is celebrating its expanded showroom. Designer Libby Langdon will be in attendance. In addition, the ALA is presenting the seminar, "Merchandising to Reinvent Yourself and Become a 'Unique Destination,'" in the ALA Suite, WTC 345, from 4-5:30 p.m. ($49/person).

The market will also feature the 26th Annual ARTS Awards exhibit in the Trade Mart on the second floor, where attendees can view the ARTS Awards finalists. The awards ceremony will take place this Friday at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.

Featured speakers during the market include musician Donny Osmond on Thursday, Bravo's Jeff Lewis on Friday and P. Allen Smith on Saturday. All will take place in the Hall of Nations, WTC 1. The Lighting After Dark Party will begin at 9 p.m. on Friday at the Sheraton Hotel Downtown.