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High Point Market Events at Market Square & Suites

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Article Summary: Spring Market events line-up features a combination of social, networking and educational opportunities for market goers.


Market Square & Suites announced its Spring Market events line-up featuring a combination of social, networking and educational opportunities for market goers. Below is a schedule of these not-to-be-missed events hosted by Market Square & Suites.

SOCIAL EVENTS

Daily Afternoon Receptions, April 2-6
4:30- 6:30 p.m.
Suites at Market Square, SALON and Market Square
Swing by one of our reception areas every afternoon during Market for complimentary beer, wine and specialty drinks as you roam through the building.
 
Thursday, March 31
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Antique & Design Center Opening Night Gala
Market Square, Ground Floor
Join us for opening night at the Antique & Design Center in its new home in Market Square.
 
Saturday, April 2
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Market Square Courtyard “Kick-off” Party
Market Square Courtyard
We’re kicking it up a notch in the Market Square Courtyard with a Kick-off Party featuring live music, food, beer and wine.
 
Sunday, April 3
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Courtyard Blast-to-the-Past
Market Square Courtyard
Since you’re in the Market groove come to our groovy 60’s theme party featuring music from the 60’s, food, beer and wine.
 
Monday, April 4
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Eastern Accents Barclay Butera Lifestyle Launch Party
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Eastern Accents and industry giant Elle Décor magazine are teaming up for a celebration to officially launch a new collection of bedding and pillows designed by renowned designer Barclay Butera. Cocktails, canapés and swinging tunes will set the mood for frolic fun and celebration!
 
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Linwood Furniture & Market Square present “A Celebration of North Carolina Artisans”
 Market Square Courtyard
Come and be wined and dined by some of the coolest fare NC has to offer. NC Artisan Wines, NC Moonshine, the famous smoked whole pig and BBQ chicken, great NC music and storytelling and other fabulous visual delights.
          
Tuesday, April 5
5:00-6:00 PM
Interior Designer Tweet-Up
Antique & Design Center Internet Cafe, Market Square, Mezzanine
Refreshments and networking with all tweeters in town for High Point Market!
 
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Market Square “Spring Fling” Courtyard Party
Market Square Courtyard
Come and relax in the beauty of our Historic Market Square Courtyard and enjoy live music, food, beer and wine.
 
Wednesday, April 6
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Market Square Courtyard Cookout
Market Square Courtyard
The famous Market Square Courtyard Cookout returns again this Market, so enjoy a cookout under the stars and live entertainment.
 
EDUCATIONAL EVENTS
 
Antique & Design Center Lecture Series
Market Square is excited to welcome the Antique & Design Center to the Ground and Mezzanine levels of Market Square. This new area will showcase more than 50 premiere antiques dealers and artisans and will also host a series of outstanding complimentary seminars in Market Square Space M1 on the Mezzanine Level.

Monday, April 4
 
VandM.com’s Yearbook 2010-2011: Trend Forecast For The Antique and Home Décor
Industry
Bill Indursky - Co-founder of
www.VandM.com (Vintage and Modern Enterprise LLC)
2:00pm - 3:15pm

Bill Indursky is co-founder of VandM.com, one of the world’s largest high-end antique, home furnishings, art, and jewelry shopping sites on the web. VandM.com represents handpicked dealers from around the world in 34 languages, with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Argentina. Bill is an award-winning designer, architect, Realist painter, author of the upcoming book, Emil Carlsen: The Complete Known Works, and sometimes sleeps.
Antique Furniture--What to Know Before You Buy
David Lindquist - Antiques Dealer, Appraiser, and Authenticator - Whitehall Antiques -
www.whitehallantiques.com
3:30pm - 4:45pm

David Lindquist holds degrees from Drury University and Duke University, has been a full time antiques dealer, appraiser and authenticator since 1974. For over 25 years a Senior Accredited Member of ASA, David now works strictly as a consultant to appraisers throughout America. His books remain indispensable to appraisers and collectors.
 
This is a hard hitting Power Point and Hands On Examples lecture on how to educate your eye and guide your clients to acquire legitimate antiques. Moreover, we will discuss the types of values so that you can share with your clientele the bargains to be found in every range of the antiques world from collector quality to remade pieces which deliver a lot of bang for the buck! This is an exciting one hour talk that will truly put you in an advantageous position when you shop with your clients--they will gain confidence in your guidance when you not only share style points with them but also value and authenticity points.
 
Tuesday April 5

Classic Elements of Modern Design
Charles Hanlon - Antique Dealer/Designer, Mayfair Antiques
www.mayfairantiquedealers.com
10:30am-11:45am

Mayfair Antiques has been in the business some 35 years and is located in South Tamp and Antiques Row in Palm Beach Florida. Dealing primarily in 18th & 19th Century French, English and Italian furniture, as well as a wonderful collection of reproduction and modern pieces. They have exhibited in shows and locations such as The Nashville Antiques & Garden Show, Round Top Antiques Fair, Antique & Design Center of High Point at Furniture Market, The Stalls on Bennett Street, Atlanta Interiors Mart, etc... In addition; Charles Hanlon is currently the Antiques & Design Consultant on NBC's "DayTime" airing weekdays.

FROM BUSINESS TO BRAND: How to go from unlocking the doors to unlocking your potential
Shayne Hart - Principal, Guild Inc.,
www.guildinc.net
2:00pm-3:15pm

Hart advises emerging brands; visual and performing artists; corporations; venture capitalists; entrepreneurs; foundations and cultural organizations in all areas of strategy, holistic branding, development, design integration, creative direction, and innovation. As Principal of GUILD, a multi-disciplinary creative agency, he uniquely engages in this work by tapping creative teams across a wide spectrum of skills and expertise to bring new perspectives to each project. All GUILD projects are grounded in intimate understanding and holistic synthesis of all elements that forge brand identity and/or an artist’s profile.

The Value of Social Media in Today’s Design World
Barbara Segal - Founder Interior Designer Chat
http://designerchat.wordpress.com/
3:30-4:45pm

Barbara Segal has been a thought leader on the internet since 1995. Barbara has worked in PR, social media, new/old/ancient media. She believes the key to being a great communications/PR/marketing professional is quite simple: listen to your client, target audience, and figuring out how to connect the two. Barbara has worked with high profile celebrities and has a solid reputation in getting the job done. She is a communications gal, but also has a passion for interior design. Outside of communications, Barbara is President of Noir Blanc Interiors, LLC an established design firm that works with multi-million dollar projects and focuses on the Luxury market. As Senior Designer for the firm, Barbara has worked extensively on projects in RI, CT, MD, FL, IL, CA, and has traveled Internationally for the Yachting industry. Noir Blanc Interiors has an established reputation specializing in Coastal Living, High Rises, and Yacht Interiors.


Designer Tweet-Up
5:00pm-6:00pm

Refreshments and networking with all tweeters in town for High Point Market!

Interior Designer Chat hosted live by Barbara Segal
Barbara Segal- Founder Interior Designer Chat
http://designerchat.wordpress.com
6:00pm-7:00pm

 Interior Designer Chat is a community of Interior Designers, Interior Architects, Design Bloggers, and anyone who is in the Home Decor, Gift, and Furniture Industry. Our weekly twitter chat has International attendance every Tuesday at 6pm EST. We use the #hashtag… #IntDesignerChat. Our Twitter handle is @IntDesignerChat. We also have a LinkedIn Group for professional participants of our weekly Interior Designer Chat and a facebook fanpage.

Spring High Point Market runs from April 2-7, 2011. For complete information about Market events, exhibitors, featured exhibits and more, visit mmpihighpoint.com.


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