Catwalk Meets Canvas

The High Museum of Art’s Art Partners, the social and volunteer organization that supports the museum through fundraisers and events, will again host Catwalk Meets Canvas on Saturday, January 23, 2010. This event celebrates and unites cutting-edge fashion and local art by local artists and designers, with all proceeds benefiting the High. The event will take place on Saturday, January 23, 2010, at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead, 2799 Piedmont Road, NE, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

“Catwalk Meets Canvas has become exceptionally popular because of the exciting social element for members, their guests and prospective members and it provides a platform of exposure for artists and designers, while supporting exciting programming for the High,” said Claudia McDavid, Art Partners program officer. “This year’s event, combining fashion and the fast lane, honors the museum’s upcoming spring exhibition, ‘The Allure of the Automobile.’ Guests will also enjoy the sophisticated, sleek environment of Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead; accented by soaring ceilings and expansive windows, an ideal venue for highlighting art, fashion, and the automobile,” continued McDavid.

Highlights of Catwalk Meets Canvas include:

* Art show featuring 12 progressive artists
* Fashion marketplace featuring 12 of Atlanta’s top boutiques, designers and spas
* High Fashion show by Saks Fifth Avenue featuring 2010’s hottest looks
* Delectable hors d’oeuvres by select Buckhead restaurants & caterers
* Complimentary wine provided by Ménage à Trois
* Exquisite desserts by Tasty Pastry
* The music of Joel Rabe of Lethal Rhythms Inc.
* Atlanta’s own Jezebel Magazine as Media Partner

Catwalk Meets Canvas is a chance for new members to affiliate themselves with the High Museum of Art, as well as Art Partners, through specially reduced membership rates. Guests who purchase Art Partners memberships from December 1 until the day of the event receive free admission to Catwalk Meets Canvas. Event tickets are $25 for members and $45 for non-members. Tickets are available for purchase at www.High.org/cmc or by calling 404-733-4521.

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