On Friday, April 13, will host its at the Palladium in the Lafayette Square neighborhood. This year’s event will dazzle your eyes with outrageous baubles, bangles and bling! Transform yourself with your most colorful sparkles and jewels, and join us for an unforgettable evening of fantastic jewelry and art!
The gala kicks off at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception, a silent auction and hot musical entertainment. The DJ will be New York designer Timo Weiland.
The co-chairs of the event are Anjali and Atul Kamra and Susan Barrett, with guest of honor Valerie Steele. Dr. Steele is the Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
At 7:30 p.m., the runway will come to life as models showcase a stunning collection of wearable art by CA past, present and future artists-in-residence.
Fletcher Lane, emcee and auctioneer, will continue the evening with a live auction, offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences and singular works of art.
Live auction items include a personal tour of the Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology under the professional guidance of Dr. Steele and art pieces like a one-of-a-kind charm necklace, hand-crafted for the occasion by CA artists including Peg Fetter and Lisa Colby.
Dinner will be served at 8:30 p.m., with Weiland spinning tunes as guests feast on dinner and dance the night away.
All proceeds of the event benefit CA’s exhibition, education and outreach programs, making it possible for us to offer transformative art experiences to the St. Louis community.
Whether they are students introduced for the first time to a metals studio, exhibiting artists working with local artists to create an installation, a young child contemplating the wonder of a wall pattern created out of insects, or the Loop shopper who happens by and is delighted by the beauty of the handmade work in our gallery shop, they are all enriched by the experience.
Craft Alliance is the only art institution dedicated to contemporary craft in the St. Louis region. The non-profit organization, located in the Delmar Loop and in the Kranzberg Arts Center in Grand Center, provides inspiration and education in contemporary craft to a national community of artists, collectors, students and the art-viewing public.
It does this through every creative stage, offering exhibitions, studio art classes, family programs, and community outreach programs.
For more information, please call 314.725.1177 or visit www.craftalliance.org.