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Spring Forward 2015: Fashion & Art Event

DATE: Saturday, May 16th, 2015
TIME: Doors open at 6:30 PM, event begins at 7:00 PM
LOCATION: The Bond, 134 E King St., Royal Square District, Downtown York


What is Spring Forward?
Spring Forward is a celebration of community, emerging artists and fashion coming together for an evening of spring inspiration. Local and international art will be paired with models styled from downtown merchants to reflect the artists’ vision within their pieces. To do this The Parliament Arts Organization is bringing together area experts on art, fashion, and photography and collaborating with downtown merchants to produce a look book and then launching it with a great community event for the Grand-Opening of the Bond of York.

The event will include an art exhibit and live model presentation. The models will then be positioned with their complementary piece of artwork for guests to interact with. Refreshments and catered food will be provided before and after the presentation, courtesy of The JDK Group. 

What is the Spring Forward Look Book?
The Spring Forward Look Book is a mini magazine featuring each modeled garment or accessory and it’s complementary piece of artwork for the Spring 2015 fashion season. This book will be styled by Hilary Arthur of Arthur & Daughters, shot by Allison Given of The Susquehanna Photographic. 

All proceeds will directly benefit The Parliament Arts Organization. This is a ticketed event, tickets can be purchased here. All ticket purchases include a complimentary 2015 Spring Forward look book, refreshments and catered food before and after the presentation, and access to the open bar. 

Event sponsors include CGA Law Firm, CORE Design Group, Shipley Energy, RSB & Associates, Wagman Construction, Royal Square Development & Construction, Metro Bank, York Traditions, and Mula Architects.

Vendor sponsors include Stray Lighting & Production Services, Special Occasions & Queen Street Linens, The Couture Cakery, Weddings by JDK, Seth Nenstel Photography, CORT Furniture and Foster’s Flower Shop. 

Showcased artists include Meisa Chase, Eric Fink, Katherine Gagnon, Jaime Misenheimer, M.R. Morrison, Mylan Nguyen, Elaina Posey, Susan Skelley, Barbara Wilke, and many more to come!

Showcased Merchants:
Arthur & Daughers / 49 N Beaver St, Downtown York
Elizabeth & West / 15 N Beaver St, Downtown York
Indigo Bleu / 39 W Philadelphia St, Downtown York
Kimman’s / 57 N Beaver St, Downtown York
Redeux Marketplace / 113 S Duke St, Downtown York
Sweet Melissa’s Dream / 38 N Beaver St, Downtown York
The Watchmaker’s Daughter / 22 N Beaver St, Downtown York 

Event Team:
Executive Director / Alexandra Dwyer of The Parliament 
Fashion Director / Hilary Arthur of Arthur and Daughters
Creative Director / Stacy McClain of The Parliament
Art Director / Cooper Millholland of The Parliament
Photography Director / Allison Given of The Susquehanna Photographic
Event Production / JDK Events and Catering
Hair and Makeup Team Led By / Maggie King and Garrett Wright 

Please contact Stacy McClain with any additional questions: Stacy@ParliamentYork.Org