ATLANTA - Join NBAF (National Black Arts Festival) and Neiman Marcus, for the 5th annual Fine Art + Fashion: A Neiman Marcus Benefit to NBAF. Come experience the exquisite “art of fashion” on the runway featuring fashions from the collection of celebrity couture designer, and 2011 Fine Art + Fashion honoree, CD Greene. This event will take place on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Neiman Marcus, Lenox Square.
Fine Art + Fashion is a fundraising benefit that provides critical support to NBAF’s visual arts programs including the fine art marketplace, related public programs, and marketing support of major exhibitions. This year, NBAF is proud to welcome Neiman Marcus as the 2011 title sponsor. Neiman Marcus continues to set the bar, with an emphasis on charitable support in the community, through its innovative designers and quality collections.
This year’s honoree, CD Greene is one of today’s hottest fashion designers of couture style with collections that have been worn by Oprah, Tina Turner, Destiny’s Child, Bette Midler Jessica Simpson, Mariah Carey and more! In addition, Greene’s fashions were highlighted in the summer blockbuster hit, Sex & the City. Fine Art + Fashion will showcase the designs of CD Greene, as well as honor internationally acclaimed visual artist Radcliffe Bailey; author, poet and visual artistDanny Simmons; and designer Jada Loveless. Award-winning author, comedian, radio/television personality Steve Harvey serves as master of ceremonies and co-chair.
During the program, NBAF will also present the M. Jack Anderson Emerging Talent Award to a promising young designer whose work has been distinguished as cutting edge, creative and innovative in design. The M. Jack Anderson Emerging Talent Award was established in honor of the late M. Jack Anderson, brother of noted philanthropist and Fine Art + Fashion chair, Sandra Anderson Baccus. The award recognizes individuals who have excelled academically, mastered their field of study and possess leadership qualities in their personal and professional aspirations. NBAF invites you to join us and over 500 of Atlanta’s fashion, business, and social notables at the 2011 Fine Art + Fashion event as we recognize, celebrate and honor some of the most fashionable, enterprising and creative artists of today and tomorrow.
NBAF (National Black Arts Festival) is one of the premier national and international presenters of the art, music and culture of people of African descent. The mission of NBAF is to engage, cultivate and educate diverse audiences about the arts and culture of the African Diaspora and provide opportunities for artistic and creative expression. NBAF produces year-round education and public programming, as well as events presented in collaboration with our partners, in addition to the annual summer festival.
Major funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners through the Fulton County Arts Council, Georgia Council for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of Education, Georgia Humanities Council, and the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.
NBAF was recently granted a $1 million 5-year restricted grant to participate in Leading for the Future (LFF), a program of the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The grant focuses specifically on the use of technology and new media as a tool for communication and development of new audiences as well as the dissemination of creative ideas and expression.
About Fine Art + Fashion
Fine Art + Fashion is a fundraising benefit that provides critical support to NBAF’s visual arts programs including an annual fine artists marketplace, a juried exhibition, related public programs; as well as marketing and public relations support of major exhibitions of visual artists of African descent from throughout the region. This event provides an opportunity to bring together multi-generational, multi-cultural loves of art and fashion. Over 500 of Atlanta’s fashion, business and social community will attend the 5th Annual Event that includes a pre-show cocktail party, art exhibit, fashion presentation and post-show party sponsored by Neiman Marcus.