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Detroit Institute of Arts Founders Junior Council and Neiman Marcus announce “Fash Bash®” Tickets now on sale at www.dia.org - Proceeds from August 18 event to benefit the DIA

Thursday, June 16, 2011

(Detroit)—Founders Junior Council (FJC), a young professionals auxiliary of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), announced today that tickets for the signature fundraiser Fash Bash® are now available online at www.dia.org. Fash Bash® is presented in partnership with Neiman Marcus, and will be held on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at the DIA. Proceeds will help the museum continue to provide the community with imaginative, high-quality programs and exhibitions.

Fash Bash® will take place at the museum for the first time in its 35-year history, bringing a sense of Detroit chic to the event. Guests will be treated to a one-of-a-kind evening of fashion, food, and fun, including a Neiman Marcus “Art of Fashion” show in the DIA’s magnificent Great Hall and a pre- and post-fashion show cocktail party on the DIA’s front steps, celebrating summer nights and city lights. Additional details will be forthcoming.

Tickets are available at three levels: “Couture Crowd,” limited to 90 couples at $500 per couple, includes priority reserved seating in the first two rows for the fashion show, along with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres; “Haute Seats,” limited to 300 individuals at $150 per ticket, includes general seating at the fashion show and cocktails and hors d’oeuvres; and “Fashionably Late,” at $75 per ticket provides access to the post-fashion show “Paparazzi Party After Glow.” 

Fash Bash® chairpersons are Lindsay Huddleston and Lauren Rakolta.

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, located at 5200 Woodward Avenue in Detroit, is one of the premier art museums in the United States and 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. 

Programs are made possible with support from the City of Detroit.

Contact: Pamela Marcil  313-833-7899  pmarcil@dia.org
              Heather George  248-417-5773   hgeorge@loviogeorge.com  
              Caroline Marks 313-506-6307  carolinesmarks@gmail.com