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Detroit Institute of Arts’ Fash Bash® Thursday, August 16 @ 7 p.m. - Presented by Detroit Institute of Arts Founders Junior Council and Neiman Marcus

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

(Detroit)— Founders Junior Council (FJC), a young professionals auxiliary of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), and partner Neiman Marcus are presenting Fash Bash® on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. at the DIA. Proceeds will help the museum continue to provide the community with imaginative, high-quality programs and exhibitions.

The event begins at 7 p.m. with a cocktail party, followed by the Neiman Marcus “Art of Fashion” show in the DIA’s magnificent Great Hall at 8:30 p.m. The “Paparazzi Party After Glow” will immediately follow the fashion show on the DIA’s front steps.

Tickets are still available at the “Fashionably Late” level at $75 per ticket, providing access at 8:15 p.m. to a live feed of the fashion show on the steps of the museum and the post-fashion show “Paparazzi Party After Glow.” Tickets are available at dia.org and at the event.

   WHAT: Fash Bash® to benefit the Detroit Institute of Arts

   WHERE: Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave.

   WHEN: Thursday, August 16, 2012
               7 p.m. Doors open; pre-fashion show cocktail party
               8:15 p.m. Entry for Fashionably Late ticket holders
               8:30 p.m. Neiman Marcus “Art of Fashion” fashion show
               9 p.m. Paparazzi Party After Glow

   WHO: Detroit Institute of Arts’ Founders Junior Council & Neiman Marcus

   TICKETS: $75 Fashionably Late tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door.
   All other tickets are sold out.

About Fash Bash®
Beginning in 1970, the FJC and the DIA presented Fash Bash® as an annual fundraiser for the museum. It quickly became one of Detroit’s most popular and successful fundraisers, drawing a much sought after “who’s who” crowd from metro Detroit to enjoy an evening of fashion.

About FJC
For more than three decades, FJC has been committed to inspiring new generations of art lovers to show their support for the DIA, one of North America's leading art museums. By bringing together young professionals with a shared interest in promoting the arts, FJC has been credited with hosting some of Detroit’s premier social events while encouraging lifelong participation with the museum. For more information on FJC, please visit www.foundersjuniorcouncil.org.

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The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self-Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera's world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA's collection is known for its quality, range, and depth. The DIA’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art. Programs are made possible with support from the City of Detroit and residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

Contact:       Pamela Marcil     313-833-7899     pmarcil@dia.org
                    Caroline Marks     313-506-6307     carolinesmarks@gmail.com