Las Vegas Fashion Council Hosts Fifth Annual artLIVE! at Zappos Headquarters

 

Las Vegas Fashion Council Hosts Fifth Annual artLIVE! 
at Zappos Headquarters

 

The Las Vegas Fashion Council’s (LVFC) artLIVE! returns for its fifth annual installment on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 6-9 p.m. at Zappos Headquarters in Downtown Las Vegas. A collective of top Las Vegas artists, designers and students will debut one-of-a-kind designs alongside a silent auction with proceeds to benefit the LVFC’s scholarship fund.

The unique showcase will feature live activations including canvas, mannequin and body painting while guests enjoy DJ’d entertainment and light refreshments throughout the evening. In an effort to benefit the LVFC’s scholarship fund, in support of emerging student artists and designers, guests can bid on a variety of culinary, fashion, beauty and art silent auction packages. LVFC will also be honoring one fashion visionary and one art visionary within the community during the event.

“We are thrilled to present our fifth annual artLIVE! event, we love seeing what our talented designers and artists create to share with our guests each year,” said Carrie Carter Cooper, LVFC’s founder and president. “It always turns out to be an incredibly creative and rewarding evening supporting the local fashion and arts community.”

Featured artists include MiSCRE8, Daniel Holbrook, Joy Snyder, Kathryn Gilbert, Alex P. Huerta, Honora Comer, Tiki Jay One, Nancy Good, Hallie Frantz and Gemjaxx. Featured designers include Stitched, Azalea Ventura, Catherine Trifiletti, Flor de Liz Guior and Junior League Fashion Forward Student Design competition winners.

As part of the evening’s festivities, LVFC is working with the local Make-A-Wish chapter to help fulfill a child’s wish of becoming a model and walking in a fashion show. The honored wish kid will receive runway and photography training, professional hair and make up, fashion styling and then debut in the artLIVE! fashion show to bring the wish to life during a special night.

Tickets are $100 with an early bird special price of $75 running now until Oct. 11, membership pricing is $75 and student pricing is $25 with student ID. All tickets can be purchased on the LVFC website. Tickets will also be available at the door. The LVFC is a nonprofit organization with a mission to advance the Las Vegas fashion industry and expand the economy by cultivating relationships between fashion professionals, students, emerging artists, community leaders and organizations. For more information visit lasvegasfashioncouncil.com and stay up to date on upcoming events by following the LVFC on Twitter @LVFC_NV, Instagram @LVFC_NV and facebook.com/LasVegasFashionCouncil.

(2018 artLIVE! entrance at Zappos Headquarters. Credit: Joel Cada)

(Amazing silent auction items from artLIVE! 2018. Credit: Joel Cada)

(Fashion show from artLIVE! 2018 with top designer looks. Credit: Joel Cada)

About Las Vegas Fashion Council
The Las Vegas Fashion Council (LVFC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit entity whose membership consists of fashion professionals, students, community leaders, philanthropists and organizations that have a desire to diversify and expand the Las Vegas economy through the efforts of the fashion industry. LVFC supports fashion industry students and emerging artists with scholarships, grants, educational presentations, internships, mentoring and opportunities to showcase and compete in fashion shows throughout the valley. LVFC partners with numerous non-profit entities in raising funds and awareness for a variety of causes that incorporate a fashion element into their fundraising efforts. LVFC utilizes the Public Education Foundation to assist in awarding annual scholarships to fashion students through the Las Vegas Fashion Council-Fashion Industry Scholarship program. For more information about LVFC please visit lasvegasfashioncouncil.com. 

 

Motley Brews Hosts Third Annual Hopped Taco Throwdown

 

Motley Brews hosted its third annual Hopped Taco Throwdown at Zappos Headquarters’ backyard in Downtown Las Vegas, a venue typically closed to the public, on Saturday evening. The festival offered unlimited samples of over 100 craft beers and an assortment of tacos, showcasing the creative skills of some of Las Vegas’ top chefs in a culinary competition.

 

Demonstrating innovative culinary skills and vying for the title of “Hopped Taco Champion,” chefs from across the city competed in a fiery taco competition with three categories: Hopped Taco, for best-beer-infused taco; Taco Loco, for most creative taco; and Taco Dulce, for best dessert taco.

 

This year’s competitors included Chef Adam Pusateri from Cut and Taste, Chef Chris Bulen from Andiron Steak & Sea, Chef Bryan Forgione from Buddy V’s Ristorante, Chef Oscar Amador Edo from EDO Gastro Tapas & Wine, Chef Marc Marrone from Graffiti Bao and Pina by Graffiti Bao, Chef Roy Ellamar from Harvest by Roy Ellamar and more.

 

The 2019 winners of the Hopped Taco Throwdown competition include:

  • Matt Meyer from Served with “The Pickled Mick” for “Best Hopped Taco”
  • Chef Phillip Dell with “The “Original” Pork Star Taco!” for “Most Creative Taco Loco”
  • Matt Meyer from Served with “Tropic Like It’s Hot” for “Taco Dulce”

 

Motley Brews brought together local and regional breweries to complement the event with endless samples of craft brews, including local favorites Crafthaus Brewery, Joseph James Brewing Company, Inc., Lovelady Brewing Company, Ellis Island Brewery, Tonopah Brewing Company, Big Dog’s Brewing Company and more. Guests posed for a photo booth and enjoyed entertainment and various wall art installations provided by Zappos throughout the evening.

 

About Motley Brews:

Founded in 2010, Motley Brews was created for locals, breweries and brew fans alike to share great libations in a true local setting.  Motley Brews develops beer-centric festivals and events throughout the Southwest, including San Diego, Las Vegas and Pasadena, Calif. Motley Brews’ annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer, founded in 2011, is Nevada’s largest craft beer festival. Motley Brews supports local non-profits with every event, raising more than $125,000 to date. More information about Motley Brews is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @MotleyBrews, or on their website at http://motleybrews.com/.

 

 

PHOTO CREDIT: Beau Caldwell

Hopped Taco Throwdown Announces Taco Menu and Brewery Lineup

 

Hopped Taco Throwdown Announces
Taco Menu and Brewery Lineup

Motley Brews’ third annual Hopped Taco Throwdown has announced its lineup of breweries and competing tacos. The experiential event will be held at Zappos Headquarters’ backyard in Downtown Las Vegas from 8 to 11 p.m., with early entry beginning at 7 p.m. for VIP guests, on Saturday, June 8.

 

The Hopped Taco Throwdown will include endless craft brew samplings throughout the evening from top local and regional breweries. Beer highlights at this year’s festival include Big Dog’s Underbite IPA and Big Dog’s Cucumber Lime Lager from Big Dog’s Brewing Company; Silver State Blonde and Zitrone Gose from CraftHaus Brewery; Salted Caramel Rauchbier and Citra Rye Pale Ale from Joseph James Brewing Company; Brooklyn Bel Air Sour and Brooklyn Brown Ale from Tonopah Brewing Company; Juicy Hazy IPA and Hop Rising IPA from Wasatch Brewery; and more.

 

Chefs will step out of their culinary comfort zones and compete to earn the title of “Hopped Taco Champion” in one of three categories: Hopped Taco, for best-beer-infused taco; Taco Loco, for most creative taco; and Taco Dulce, for best dessert taco.

 

Menu highlights this year will include:

 

  • Cut and Taste, featuring Chef Adam Pusateri
    • Ghostrider IPA Carne Asada Taco: a Ghostrider IPA-marinated carne asada taco with hopped aioli, pickled cabbage slaw and Fresno chili pepper
    • Grapefruit Ahi Tuna Taco: ahi tuna taco with grapefruit ponzu, jicama slaw, mint crema and micro basil
  • Andiron Steak & Sea, featuring Chef Chris Bulen
    • Mi Pajaro Feliz: stout-infused confit chicken mole with cotija crema, pickled Fresno chili pepper, cabbage and lime
    • La Segunda Venida de Dulce: Tajin-marinated fruits with a sweet corn tostada, cherimoya guacamole and dark chocolate cocoa nibs
  • Esther’s Kitchen, featuring Chef James Trees
    • I’m Quacking Up: stout-infused duck mole taco
    • Lick ‘em All: beef lengua al pastor with crispy shrimp
  • Buddy V’s Ristorante, featuring Chef Bryan Forgione
    • El Guapo’s Taco: wood-grilled steak with chili-ale salsa, quesa fresco and hopped pico de gallo
    • The Italian Stallion: Porchetta with hot vinegar peppers and pecorino on a focaccia taco

 

Both general admission and VIP tickets are available for the 21+ event, which includes endless tacos and craft beer samples. General admission tickets are available with prices starting at $60 and VIP starting at $85. VIP tickets include one-hour early entry at 7 p.m. and upgraded glassware for sampling brews. More information about Hopped Taco Throwdown is on Facebook, Instagram or online.

 

About Motley Brews:

Founded in 2010, Motley Brews was created for locals, breweries and brew fans alike to share great libations in a true local setting.  Motley Brews develops beer-centric festivals and events throughout the Southwest, including San Diego, Las Vegas and Pasadena, Calif. Motley Brews’ annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer, founded in 2011, is Nevada’s largest craft beer festival. Motley Brews supports local non-profits with every event, raising more than $125,000 to date. More information about Motley Brews is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or on their website at http://motleybrews.com/.