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Hamilton Wrenn Design District To Host Tuesday "Uptown" Event

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The High Point Market Authority announced that Market-goers heading to the Hamilton Wrenn Design District this Fall may want to make plans to stay for an evening “uptown.” All exhibitors in the Hamilton Wrenn area are inviting Market guests to mix, mingle and enjoy extended shopping hours during a special, “Tuesday Uptown” celebration from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2007. “The Hamilton Wrenn area is home to the highest concentration of high design in the Market,” says Lisa Shankle of Hamilton Properties. “The Tuesday Uptown event is something of a - progressive cocktail party—a chance for market-goers to relax, have a drink and a bite to eat as they explore the many fabulous showrooms in the area.” Individual exhibitors are creating tempting menus to serve visitors—an enticing and satisfying way to explore the many furniture and accessories designs in the Hamilton Wrenn area. Visitors to 200 N. Hamilton will enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres on every floor, plus live entertainment from a Market favorite, The Cookie Band. Next door at 320/330 N. Hamilton, market guests may relax with wine, hors d’oeuvres and the Wally West jazz trio. Other Tuesday Uptown hosts include Yorkshire House, Hekman, Tomlinson/Erwin-Lambeth & Directional, Stanford Furniture, Garcia Designer Collections, Chelsea House, Arthur Brett, Invincible (a division of Samuelson Furniture), Payne Street Imports, Galerias Chippendale, The Platt Collection, Ardley Hall, W. King Ambler, Emerson et Cie, JK Gallery and Harden Furniture. The Hamilton Wrenn neighborhood will be a hot destination throughout the week as well. Frederick Cooper Lamps (located at 200 North Hamilton, Third Floor of South Court) will host a series of designer workshops with Alexander Julian, Larry Laslo and Mario Buatta, while other exhibitors will fete visitors with a variety of events. “We are delighted to bring this trio of noted designers to our showroom,” says Christopher Mumford, chief executive officer of Frederick Cooper Lamps. “The small-group format creates an opportunity for up-close interaction with each designer.” Frederick Cooper Lamps will serve cocktails and appetizers at 4:00 p.m., following each workshop and take note, space is limited. The workshop schedule is: Monday, October 1, 3:00 p.m.—The Well-Dressed Home …with Alexander Julian Tuesday, October 2, 3:00 p.m.— Glamour, Guts, Gossip, and More...with Larry Laslo Wednesday, October 3, 3:00 p.m.—The Mario Buatta Experience - Other Hamilton Wrenn exhibitors who will offer their hospitality to Market-goers this October include: - 200 N. Hamilton: Wine and hors d’oeuvres daily from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. - 320/330 N. Hamilton: Wine and hors d’oeuvres daily from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. - 200/320/330 N. Hamilton: City of Hope night on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Tomlinson/Erwin-Lambeth & Directional: Wine and cheese daily from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Chelsea House: Heavy hors d’oeuvres and spirits each day. - Stanford Funiture: Hosting a party Sunday night, September 30, to introduce the J. Banks Collection. - Garcia Designer Collections: Home-cooked brunch Sunday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Frederick Cooper: Cocktails, appetizers and live music by Touch of Class, beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday. - Francesco Molon: Lunch each day beginning on Monday. Market attendees can enjoy the Hamilton Wrenn neighborhood of showrooms —rain or shine—with easy shuttle rides from the downtown transportation terminal, any of the Market Shuttle Stops, or by calling 336-887-RIDE for a Go Anywhere Shuttle. Look for transportation details and a full schedule of entertainment and educational events on the High Point Market Authority website: www.highpointmarket.org. About the High Point Market Authority: The High Point Market Authority is the official sponsor of the International Home Furnishings Market, in High Point, North Carolina. Featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style and price point and attracting tens of thousands of visitors from more than 110 countries, the High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry.

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