In the Artist’s Studio is Downtown Arts District Orlando’s visiting artist program modeled after the BRAVO network’s popular “Inside the Actor’s Studio.” This year, we are focusing on the art of fashion design!
This year’s honored guest is Merline Labissière. She is a Haitian fashion designer who was a contestant on Project Runway Season 14. In the Artist’s Studio is hosted by former CBS “The Early Show” anchor and WKMG-TV Local 6 news anchor, Mark McEwen.
Guests will gather into Mad Cow Theatre on Friday April 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm for a live onstage interview with Merline Labissière. The audience will learn about her arts education background, inspriation for architecture and fashion design, and experience as a contestant on Project Runway. The interview will end with a 20-minute Q&A from the audience.
Additional experiences include:
Passed hors d’oeuvres, courtesy of Maxine’s on Shine
Beer, Wine, Champagne
Special gift for each guest
General admission: $50
VIP (includes pre-reception & main event): $100
Mad Cow Theatre 54 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32801 above Graffiti Junktion and Jersey Mike’s Subs. You can take the elevator or escalator to the 2nd floor.
The Swanky Choice: $10-$15 Valet park at Kres Chophouse located on Church Street near Orange Avenue
The “Worried About the Weather” Choice: The Sun Trust Center Garage (1,041 spaces, 25 ADA-accessible; enter on South Street) and the 55 West Garage on Pine Street (300 spaces, 9 ADA-accessible; enter on Pine Street)
Dressy casual. Embrace your inner fashionista.
Schedule of Events:
6:00 p.m. VIP Meet & Greet with Merline Labissière
7:00 p.m. Doors Open to General Ticket Admission
7:45 p.m. Silent Auction Closes
8:00 p.m. Main Event Begins in Harriett Theatre
8:45 p.m. Silent Auction Checkout
9:00 p.m. Event ends. Visit Check-In Table for Your Take Away Gift
Thank you to our event sponsors!
Fairwinds Credit Union
Grand Bohemian Gallery
City of Orlando
Downtown Development Board
Orange County Cultural Affairs
Florida Division of Cultural Affairs
United Arts of Central Florida
Anyone interested in purchasing clothing and accessories from Merline’s collection are welcome to attend her trunk show at Bloomingdale’s Mall at Milennia on Saturday April 22, 2017 from 1-4 p.m.
Downtown Arts District Orlando’s mission is to lead, stimulate, and guide the development of a vibrant, innovative arts and cultural district that enhances economic development in Downtown Orlando. Established in 2000, the Arts District represents and serves the arts community by through signature programming and public art projects. Comprised of a series of cultural communities, the Arts District encompasses the visual arts, literature, the performing arts including music, drama, film, dance, and arts and culture-related retail businesses.