The Dallas Total Home & Gift Market in June will feature a Main Street experience for attendees.

May 8, 2024

Dallas Market Center has formed an exclusive partnership with Heart on Main Street, a nonprofit organization that supports independent retailers. The partnership kicks off during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market June 19-25 with a series of interactive visual displays in the atrium of the World Trade Center.

During the Dallas Home & Gift Market, Dallas Market Center plans to transform the atrium into a Main Street experience, featuring four artistically rendered retail storefronts. The four retail storefronts will represent a florist, a gift store, a women’s boutique and a home decor store, each stocked with merchandise from Dallas Market Center exhibitors. Adjacent to the storefronts will be an opportunity to donate to Heart on Main Street.

“Heart on Main Street spreads a message about the importance of small businesses in our communities,” says Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “Dallas Market Center prides ourselves on being a family-owned business supporting independent retail, and we are grateful for the opportunity to promote shopping local and to help provide resources for small businesses.”

Heart on Main Street, which launched in 2022, focuses on providing knowledge, resources and connections to independent retailers in order to help them evolve and thrive as well as to help create more sustainable Main Street businesses in local communities.

“This collaboration is a great opportunity to create a Main Street experience that amplifies our mission of support for independent retail,” adds Patrick Keiser, executive director of Heart on Main Street. “We are thrilled to partner with a company whose values aligned with ours.”

The Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, which will take place June 19-25, will run concurrently with KidsWorld and Lightovation. For more details on the Total Home & Gift Market, visit