PHILADELPHIA, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate a night inspired by all things design, three of Old City, Philadelphia's premier community organizations will host a variety of events on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. through 8:30 p.m.
More than 20 participating businesses will host special events to celebrate Old City's Design and Fashion Night, including furniture showrooms, lighting showrooms, fashion boutiques, salons, art galleries, graphic designers, product designers and digital designers.
The special events for Design and Fashion Night will include everything from designer trunk shows, exhibits, featured textiles and more. Shoppers can check out Jonathan Adler's "Have it your Way," an event featuring textiles and pottery crafted by Aid To Artisans in Peru, while learning about the importance of the organization and the ease of designing textiles to order. Margot & Camille Optique will host a couture eyewear photo shoot and custom-made trunk show while Smak Parlour will host a jewelry trunk show by local artist Sultana Maria.
For those that prefer exclusive exhibits, a number of art galleries, showrooms, and boutiques will be offering private events. Design enthusiasts are invited to attend by invitation only. If there is a particular gallery or design showroom of interest, contact the specific business to get on their "A-list" and register here, http://oldcitydesign.ticketleap.com/nightout/.
The private events include, "How to Make your Own Aromatherapy Products" at Moko Organic Beauty Studio, "Faces of a New China" (visual study of photography and video) hosted by Minima, Snyderman-Works Gallery featuring "Ron Isaacs – Closing Party and Trompe L'oiel Introducing: Three Shades of White Functional Ceramics," and Maiden Media Group's digital web design gallery featuring beautiful and creative web design showcasing the pieces that go into the process.
Attendees of the evening are invited to relax after their nightly activities by visiting participating restaurants, Bistro 7, Ristorante Panorama, and Dinardo's Famous Seafood for promotional discounts.
For more information on events, promotions or to view an on-the-go map, please visit http://oldcitydesign.org.
Design and Fashion Night is brought to you by the Old City Business Collective, the Old City Creative Corridor and the Old City District. The night promises to showcase Old City as the center for design and fashion.
About Old City District
The Old City District (OCD) is a place of unique people, significant history, charming shops, exquisite dining, and just loads of entertainment. The OCD is managed through a 19-member board of directors drawn from area commercial property owners, business people and civic organizations.
For more information, please visit http://oldcitydistrict.org/.
About Old City Business Collective
The Old City Business Collective (OCBC) collaboratively works to support the growth and improvement of the Old City business community. The OCBC functions as a group of dedicated business owners that strive to bring together other area businesses in a unified effort to promote and strengthen the local economy while maintaining our community's unique character. The OCBC is a non-profit organization dedicated to community good will and the marketing of Old City as a premier destination in Philadelphia for residents and visitors alike.
For more information, please visit http://oldcitybusinesscollective.org.
About Old City Creative Corridor
Established in 2011, Old City Creative Corridor is a concept developed through Maiden Media Group's MLabs, with goals of providing a forum for creatives to collaborate, attracting new creative talent, bringing in new creative businesses, creating job opportunities, and showcasing local creativity in Old City. For more information please visit, http://oldcitycc.org/.
Old City Creative Corridor wants you to get involved and affect positive change in Old City. If you have thoughts on how to make the initiative better, unite the community or want to be a part of the Creative Corridor, please let us know through http://www.facebook.com/OldCityCC, http://Twitter.com/OldCityCC, or by email at [email protected]. To stay informed, please sign up for the Old City Creative Corridor mailing list through http://oldcitycc.org/.
Old City Business Collective
Ph: (215) 922-6656
SOURCE Maiden Media Group