Goodwill’s Inaugural The Blue Party is on Thursday, May 22
Runway Fashion, Art and Live Music outside Mundo at World Market Center
Helping someone in our community find work is always in fashion.
That’s why Goodwill of Southern Nevada is proud to announce its inaugural The Blue Party, an evening of original runway fashion, art and live music in the outside courtyard of World Market Center, next to Mundo Restaurant in downtown Las Vegas on Thursday, May 22, 2014. Doors open at 6 p.m.
The Blue Party will showcase seven local up-and-coming local fashion designers who will premiere their one-of-a-kind-collections using reimagined and repurposed Goodwill merchandise during a live runway fashion show.
Participating designers are: Mitch Adkinson, Carlos Bruce, Maria Bruce, Tiffany M. Lewis, Aldo Mencatto, Wanda Merritt, and Glenn Wright. Each designer will also offer personalized fashion experiences during a special live auction. Designer Aldo Mencatto will present the finale fashions, which will include a couture wedding dress and evening gown designed using items donated to Goodwill.
After the runway show, guests are invited to stay for a complimentary After Party featuring live music by local artists Kamu Brede, Yvonne Silva, Silversage and Jesse Pino.
The night will also include an appearance by Dj Ashba, lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses, performing May 21 to June 7, 2014 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Guests can bid on unique items from a silent auction featuring local artists’ reinterpretation of Goodwill merchandise, as well as shop several vendor booths catering to fashionistas.
The Blue Party is hosted by the Goodwill Ambassador Council and will include passed appetizers and select alcohol generously donated by Mundo – a Latin Chic Restaurant, Johnson Brothers, Imperial Wine Wholesalers and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Sandee Bonita and Bojo Ackah of KLUC, 98.5FM will emcee the night’s events.
All proceeds raised at The Blue Party will benefit Goodwill’s mission of assisting people in Southern Nevada find employment, no matter circumstance or disability. In 2013, Goodwill of Southern Nevada helped more than 2,000 people find employment at a variety of businesses.
“When you purchase an item at a Goodwill retail store or donate it to a Goodwill donation center, you are giving that item a second life,” said Steve Chartrand, President & CEO of Goodwill of Southern Nevada. “But you are also giving someone in our community a second chance because our stores fund Goodwill’s free job placement and training services. The Blue Party is a true celebration of what Goodwill does.”
Tickets start at only $25, per person.
To purchase tickets visit: http://www.goodwillblueparty.org
The Blue Party Timeline:
6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Mixer with passed appetizers & select alcohol donated by Mundo
Vendor Booths & Silent Auction
7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Fashion Show & Live Auction
8:15 p.m. to 10 p.m.
After party with live band performances
World Market Center courtyard/Mundo Restaurant is located at 495 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106.