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The Dixie Premieres Designing Women Curated Market

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HUNTINGDON — The Dixie announces the launch of the Designing Women Curated Market, which highlights female-owned businesses across the state of Tennessee, Friday, March 18, and Saturday, March 19. The Designing Women Curated Market was birthed from the influence of Dixie Carter in her female-empowered role in the popular television show “Designing Women.”

Throughout the weekend, shoppers will experience a wide range of products plus services throughout The Dixie’s 3-story building including paintings, vintage, plants, candles, facial services and permanent jewelry.

The venue has already experienced a huge rush of excitement from local supporters! VIP tickets for Friday night’s exclusive preview are sold out, but tickets are still available for Saturday’s 11 a.m.-5 p.m. experience for $10.

Approved vendors are A Bit of History, Anna Nora, Beauty Sense Medspa, Beauty Talk with Latonya, Bishop Place Candle, Fletch + Rue Play at Home Co., Goldn Company, Happily Boxed, Hen Hill Designs, Highway 70 Soap Company LLC, Hill’s Take & Bake, Holy MoLi Designs, Ivy Hill Garden and Mercantile, JC Sweets Sugar Cookies, Joy Filled Farmhouse, KB Designs, Love and Laughter, Lu’s Good Things, Mockingbird Market, Oopsie Daisy, shopper art & gifts, Savvy Beautique, Sew Southern Designs & Embroidery, Sweet and Sassy Boutique, The Bougee Blonde & Company, The Bryar Patch, The Cotton Seed Boutique, The Gift Grove, Usbourne Books and More, Velvet Cactus Boutique, and Wisdom House.

The Dixie Carter Performing Arts & Academic Enrichment Center opened in 2005 and was named after Dixie Carter, a native of nearby McLemoresville, who found fame on Broadway and in Hollywood, never forgetting her rural West Tennessee roots.

From 1986 to 1993, Carter starred as Julia Sugarbaker in the hit sitcom “Designing Women,” which chronicled the lives of four women who owned an interior decorating business in Atlanta. Carter shined as the sharp-tongued, outspoken lead, starring with a stellar ensemble cast that included Delta Burke, Annie Potts, and Jean Smart. Carter’s husband, Hal Holbrook, for whom The Dixie’s theater is named, had a recurring role on the series.

This event is presented by FirstBank, with additional support by event sponsor, Hydro-Gear. To purchase tickets, visit The Dixie Box Office in downtown Huntingdon or call 731-986-2100, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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