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CANSTRUCTION ATLANTA PUBLIC ART COMPETITION COMES TO PONCE CITY MARKET IN APRIL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/8/20

Canstruction Atlanta Kicks Off 21st Annual Public Art Competition Benefitting Atlanta Community Food Bank & Raising Awareness of Atlanta-Area Hunger Insecurity

Renowned Metro Atlanta Design Teams to Build Giant Canned Food Structures for Public Display at Ponce City Market from April 21 – May 5, 2020

In Association with the Atlanta Chapters of the American Institute of Architects & Society for Design Administration

 

Canstruction® Atlanta, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization benefitting the Atlanta Community Food Bank, announces the launch of its 21st annual art exhibition program and philanthropic event in association with the American Institute of Architects (AIA, Atlanta Chapter) and Atlanta Chapter of the Society for Design Administration (SDA). The announcement kicks off months of advanced planning and participation on the parts of Canstruction Atlanta committee members, a variety of sponsors and numerous design teams, resulting in massive art structures made of canned food goods. Free and open to the public, the structures will be on public display throughout the first and second floor of the Central Food Hall at Ponce City Market from April 21 – May 5, 2020.

 

The Canstruction Atlanta organization, which comprises Architectural, Engineering and Construction (A/E/C) industry members and a wide range of related community members, inspires and facilitates metro-area participants to create and build food can art displays. The program raises awareness of Atlanta-area hunger insecurity and generates food and funds for the Food Bank, while shedding a spotlight on the local design industry. Since its inception in 1998, Canstruction Atlanta has donated approximately 1.2 million meals to the local food bank.

 

The art structures will feature design expertise from some of Georgia’s most talented architects, engineers, construction professionals and designers. Each canned food art display will showcase a design concept as a standalone part of the exhibition’s entire series and draw inspiration from futuristic cars and airplanes; popular cartoon characters; items related to Atlanta’s burgeoning film industry; iconic area landmarks; and more. Participants will be able to use canned goods of all sizes, wood, tape, rubber bands, wire and Velcro to create self-supporting structures.

 

The can structures art exhibition will commence with an initial build-out day on April 20, during which up to 20 design teams will have 10 hours to assemble their individual can structures at Ponce City Market. 

Culminating during an awards gala at The Plaza at Ponce City Market on Friday, April 24 from 7-10pm, a jury will select one winner in each of six Canstruction International categories, including “Best Meal,” “Most Cans,” “People’s Choice,” “Best Use of Labels,” “Structural Ingenuity” and a new award this year: “Best Original Design.” A seventh award, selected by the Canstruction Atlanta committee, known as the “Can-ambassador Award” is presented to the team that goes above and beyond the original scope of the Canstruction event. Tickets ($25) to the gala can be purchased at www.canstructionatl.com in advance or at the door.

 

The annual program and event activities will end with a special Disassembly and Donation Day on Wednesday, May 6, when all structures will be dismantled and bestowed to the Food Bank for distribution to hundreds of interrelated, nonprofit organizations with hunger-relief programs benefitting Metro Atlanta and North Georgia citizens.

 

Canstruction Atlanta is seeking individual and corporate sponsors to provide participatory support. Seven sponsorship packages are available in exchange for applicable benefits. Sponsorship levels include “Elite,” “Corporate,” “Platinum,” “Diamond,” “Gold,” “Silver” and “Bronze.” Sponsorships and donations are tax deductible and can be attained through www.canstructionatl.com/sponsors.

“The annual Canstruction Atlanta program and canned food exhibition help enrich the Atlanta-area community and bring together people from different design-oriented industries,” says 2020 Co-Chair James Byers. “Most of all, the program provides a sense of unity which lends to the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s goal of conquering area hunger.”

 

About Canstruction® Atlanta: Canstruction Atlanta is a unique charity which hosts competitions, exhibitions and events showcasing colossal structures made of full cans of food. After the structures are built, the creations go on display free of charge for the public as a giant art exhibition. At the conclusion of the event, all food is donated to local hunger relief organizations. Recognized for commitment to innovation, hunger relief and collaboration, the organization has helped raise more than 25 million pounds of food since 1992. Learn more at www.canstructionatl.com.

Three Piece Suit Football Charity Festival 2020

Date: Saturday, February 1st

Time: 12 pm

About:Spectators are invited to this unique and entertaining festival that features a game of tackle football played by men and women in three-piece suits! Admission is free to watch the game along with VIP Reception ticket options available (see ticket link below). Beer, hard seltzers, and premium drinks (by Tito’s Handmade Vodka) will also be sold at the festival to support the charities. Other exciting aspects of TPSF include a Frisbee dog halftime show by the Greater Atlanta Dog and Disc Club, live music by Wasted Potential Brass Band & The Murphs, and food trucks!

More Information:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/three-piece-suit-football-charity-festival-vip-reception-tickets-84680053319

THE CATHEDRAL ANTIQUES SHOW 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/12/19

January 22 – 26 @ The Cathedral of St. Philip

Metamorphosis…Change is in the Air

Atlanta’s favorite festival of antiques and decorative arts returns for its 49th year!

Tickets and more information at www.cathedralantiques.org

Celebrity Speakers and Event Highlights:

  • Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia from Bravo TV’s breakout show “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” and their current hit “Get a Room with Carson and Thom” team up to bring their unique brand of hilarity and considerable design talents to headline our Lecture Series. In two highly entertaining talk sessions, Carson and Thom offer their keen insights and advice on current design and lifestyle trends.
  • Putnam & Putnam are NYC’s preeminent floral designers for every occasion, from weddings to fashion presentations, and more. Darroch and Michael Putnam’s arrangements are sought for publication in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country, Veranda, Dior, Cartier, and many other high-profile editorials. In addition, they offer flower workshops for savvy arrangers, their own product line, and retail sales at their recently-opened establishment in NYC’s Moxy Hotel, and have published their first book, Flower Color Guide, which they will be signing at the Show.
  • Bronson van Wyck is an international event designer and producer with a diverse and enviable client list. From Presidents Bush, Clinton, and Obama, celebrities Beyonce, Katy Perry and Uma Thurman, famous fashion designers and royalty, to the venerable brands of Hermes, Bulgari, Chanel, and several high-profile non-profits, Bronson is the go-to for the world’s most discerning patrons. Southern-raised and Yale educated, Bronson focuses on the age-old notions of hospitality, graciousness and generosity. He will be discussing and signing his new book, Born to Party, Forced to Work: 21st Century Hospitality.
  • Joseph P. Brady is a noted Atlanta silver historian, lecturer, author, and professional appraiser and consultant. He will present From Shop to Manufactory: American Silver and the Industrial Revolution.
  • Our wildly popular Iron Floral Competition returns as savvy arrangers go head-to-head to impress judges Putnam & Putnam in this annual feature of our Flower Festival.
  • Acclaimed architect Stan Dixon and renowned designer Jackye Lanham present their collaboration on her magnificent Kiawah Island home in their “Story of a House”

Parties:

  • Preview Party Exclusive first access to the Show. Enjoy entertainment, food, and wine with your friends at this gala party while you shop and browse all the dealers, flower displays, and designer vignettes on Wednesday evening.
  • Speakers’ Cocktail Party An intimate up-close meet and greet with our celebrity speakers on Thursday evening.
  • Young Collectors Party. After-hours access to the Show with food and cocktails for the under-40 crowd on Friday evening.

Home Tours:

  • Young Collectors Home Tour showcases bold design in intimate spaces featuring 3 homes in the Haynes Manor neighborhood of Buckhead, decorated by some of Atlanta’s best and brightest young interior designers and architects. Saturday
  • Cathedral Tour of Homes opens the doors to some of Atlanta’s most extraordinary private homes that showcase the finest in architecture, interior design, and timeless style. 5 exceptional homes throughout Buckhead and North Atlanta will be featured. Sunday

Main Floor and Flower Festival:

  • 28 Curated Antiques Dealers in furniture, art, jewelry, porcelain, silver, lighting, and rugs, including a select collection of Mid-Century Modern items
  • The Flower Festival displays innovative and exuberant floral masterpieces designed by area garden clubs and church flower guilds throughout the Main Floor and sacred spaces of the Cathedral
  • Vignettes by acclaimed Atlanta designers demonstrate their professional takes on integrating antiques with today’s latest home trends
  • Luncheon available for purchase each day, and enjoy Tea Service with our compliments on Thursday and Friday

The Cathedral Antiques Show has raised more than $5 million for Atlanta-area nonprofits since its inception in 1969. An annual community outreach project sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women of the Cathedral of St. Philip, 100% of the net proceeds go to a different human services-based beneficiary each year.

The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, NW www.cathedralantiques.org

Our 2020 beneficiary is Moving in the Spiritan award-winning creative youth development program that uses dance to teach young people the social, emotional and cognitive skills they need to thrive. Through programs that integrate high-quality dance instruction with performance, leadership and mentor opportunities, Moving in the Spirit helps children and teens to overcome the obstacles they face each day and realize their highest potential. www.movinginthespirit.org

ATL CHEF FOR RAICES DINNER 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/2/19

Gato

Monday, January 20th at 5:30 pm

Four Atlanta chefs – Nick Stinson of Gato, Maricela Vega of 8Arm and Chicomecoatl, Arnaldo Castillo of Minero and Ron Hsu of Lazy Betty – are teaming up to host a seven-course dinner at Gato to raise funds for RAICES, a nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families and refugees. Beverage pairings will be curated by Tim Faulkner of Octopus Bar. Tickets ($130 per person) are available here, and 100% of proceeds will be donated to the nonprofit.

SEVENTH ANNUAL HUMAN CLAY GALA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/7/19

100% Of the Proceeds Benefitting Gateway Center
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
 
Located in the heart of Downtown Atlanta on Peachtree Street, White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails is honored to present the 7th annual Human Clay Gala on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The theme of this year’s Human Clay event is “Restoration”, and features Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock of the Ebenezer Baptist Church.  Guests are invited to enjoy an evening of philanthropy and fun, including live and silent auctions, wine & whiskey pull, signature Southern fare, craft cocktails and more.  100% of proceeds raised from the Human Clay Gala goes directly to the Gateway Center, a dynamic organization with a mission to connect people experiencing homelessness with the support necessary to become self-sufficient and find a permanent home.  
For 14 years, Gateway Center has assisted and given hope to those experiencing homelessness in Atlanta, serving over 10,000 individuals in 2018 alone.  Serving men, women, and children by connecting them to resources and partners in-house and throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area, the annual philanthropic affair is the organization’s signature fundraiser.  Hosted by Brewed to Serve  Restaurant Group, Inc. individual tickets are available at $125.  To purchase tickets or sponsor packages, visit https://www.gatewayctr.org/human-clay/.

19TH ANNUAL AFTERNOON IN THE COUNTRY

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/1/19

AFTERNOON IN THE COUNTRY 2019 TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE; EVENT PROCEEDS
WILL BENEFIT LOCAL WOMEN IN THE CULINARY ARTS
AND GEORGIA’S FARMING COMMUNITY

Les Dames d’Escoffier Atlanta’s Annual Fall Culinary Event Supports Life-Changing
Scholarship Programs and Educational Grants

Foxhall Resort 

Sunday, November 3 at 1 pm

Les Dames d’Escoffier (LDEI) Atlanta, part of an international society of female leaders in culinary professions, is hosting the 19th annual Afternoon in the Country (AITC) on Sunday, Nov. 3 from 1-4 p.m. at Foxhall Resort in Douglasville, Georgia. Tickets for both general and VIP admission are now available, and proceeds from the event directly fund scholarships for women in culinary and agriculture, as well as support other food-related philanthropic efforts.

“Afternoon in the Country isn’t just a fun way to enjoy amazing food and beverages, it’s also an opportunity to meet the incredible women making an impact in our community and to help us continue education for females pursuing careers in culinary arts, hospitality and agriculture,” said Angie Mosier, Les Dames d’Escoffier-Atlanta board president.

Dedicated to promoting the achievement of women in culinary professions through educational and charitable activities, the Atlanta Chapter of LDEI has been offering annual scholarships and continuing education grants since 2001. The organization also provides thousands of dollars of funding to local non-profit organizations related to farming, global culinary initiatives, nutrition programs and anti-hunger work. AITC’s ticket sales, raffle and auction items help fund these initiatives.

While supporting these important causes, AITC attendees get to spend an afternoon sampling food and beverages from more than 150 of the region’s top chefs, restaurants, farms, wineries, breweries and distilleries. The afternoon also includes a cake raffle featuring delectable creations from Atlanta’s most talented pastry chefs and a celebrated silent auction offering exciting getaways and food and wine merchandise.

General admission tickets to AITC are $125 per person and include unlimited tastings. For $250, the VIP ticket experience includes special perks such as early admission, valet parking, a gift tote with an array of curated goods, and access to the Georgia Grown VIP Tent and the Foxhall Resort After Party at the glorious Legacy Lookout. Both tiers of tickets are available
for purchase online.

16TH ANNUAL PARTY IN THE KITCHEN

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/11/19

Open Hand fires up fun with annual Party in the Kitchen fundraiser, September 26

Mingle with Atlanta’s celebrated chefs while enjoying live music, cocktails and more

The Stave Rome at American Spirit Works

Chef Chairs Kevin Rathbun and Gerry Klaskala, along with Co-Chairs Nan Street and Carmen Titelman, invite Atlantans to mix and mingle with local chefs and fellow foodies during the 16th annual Party in the Kitchen benefit at The Stave Room at American Spirit Works in support of Open Hand Atlanta. On Thursday, September 26 at 7 p.m., guests will enjoy delicious fare from more than 20 of Atlanta’s finest restaurants, including Aria, Rathbun’s, Local Three Kitchen & Bar, The General Muir and Table & Main, as well as hand-crafted cocktails provided by top mixologists.

Open Hand Atlanta hosts the culinary-focused event annually to raise much-needed funds to support its programs which provide access to home-delivered, health-promoting meals as well as nutrition education to Atlantans living with or disabled by chronic disease, homebound seniors and at-risk youth and families. As guests enjoy food prepared by some of Atlanta’s finest chefs, the event will also include a live auction with opportunities to win incredible one-of-a-kind experiences, such as exclusive in-home dinners prepared by renowned chefs Kevin Rathbun and Gerry Klaskala, as well as a silent auction which will feature an array of luxury items including travel packages, entertainment opportunities and fine dining experiences.

Open Hand will also host a Patron Party at the Spanx Rooftop Terrace a few weeks prior to the main event which will provide another opportunity to showcase some of Atlanta’s most divine bites as well as a sneak peek of the live and silent auctions. The Patron Party event will take place on Friday, September 13 at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the main event begin at $250 and include access to unlimited food tastings and an open bar. Patron Party tickets are $1500 and include two tickets to the Patron Party as well as two tickets to the main event. For information on sponsorship packages or to purchase tickets, visit PartyintheKitchen.org.

10TH ANNUAL SOUTHERN CHEFS POTLUCK

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/25/19

The Foundry at Puritan Mill

Sunday, September 15th at 4:30 pm VIP / 5:30 pm GA

The South’s favorite chefs are getting out of the kitchen and into the spotlight for Southern Chefs Potluck, a Sunday supper celebrating the 10th anniversary of Wholesome Wave Georgia on September 15th at our new location at The Foundry at Puritan Mill.

Local chefs will bring their favorite dishes to complement a whole hog roast from Jim N Nicks Bar-B-Q. You will dine in style while enjoying live music and mingling with chefs and farmers in our new location on Atlanta’s popular Westside.

In addition to good food and fellowship, the celebration will feature local beer, wine, and cocktails prepared and served by renowned mixologists, plus silent and live auctions for one-of a-kind gifts and experiences.

American Cookbook of the Year award winner Chef Todd Richards will host a VIP pre-party featuring Uncle Nearest whiskey and Cathead Vodka tastings, chef demonstrations, small appetizers, and culinary SWAG bags.

James Beard award-winning chef and founder of Wholesome Wave Michel Nischan will be recognized as Special Guest of Honor, and Wholesome Wave Georgia co-founders Judith Winfrey and Kate Barney will serve as Honorary Co-chairs.

All proceeds will benefit Wholesome Wave Georgia, a nonprofit dedicated to connecting 1.4 million food-insecure Georgians with access to fresh, healthy, and locally-grown food. Join us and help invest in the families and farmers we serve!

Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4273721

Jeffrey Fashion Cares Atlanta 2019

Date: Monday, August 26th

Time: 7 pm

About: Atlanta’s most philanthropic and fashionable affair, Jeffrey Fashion Cares, is set to celebrate 27 stylish years on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 7 p.m. The annual event, which has become a mainstay on Atlanta’s social circuit, is founded by acclaimed retailer and arbiter of style, Jeffrey Kalinsky, who recently expanded his Atlanta store in Phipps Plaza and is now offering both men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, accessories and jewelry.  What is always an unforgettable evening, Jeffrey Fashion Cares will kick off with a cocktail reception and dynamic silent auction followed by a high-energy live auction.  The evening’s pièce de résistance, a runway show featuring Kalinsky’s style selections from high-end designers, once again promises to dazzle with looks from Celine, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Dries Van Noten, Sacai, Saint Laurent Paris, Balenciaga, Valentino, Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik. The 2019 event will be held at Phipps Plaza and benefit Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF), and the Medical University of South Carolina. New this year, Marsha Archer, CEO and President of M Squared Public Relations, joins veteran co-chairs Lila Hertz and Louise Sams to continue Kalinksy’s mission to raise as much funds and awareness for the event’s beneficiaries as possible.  Selling out year after year, guests will slip into a completely transformed and private environment in the Monarch Court at Phipps Plaza located in the heart of Buckhead.  Last year’s event raised nearly $625,000 for the organizations, and in its history, Jeffrey Fashion Cares has grown into one of the largest combined AIDS and breast cancer benefits in the country. For more information, visit jeffreyfashioncares.com.

More Information:

Jeffrey Fashion Cares