Local Environmental Nonprofit Hosts 6th Annual Cocktail Gala Showcasing Creatively Salvaged Handcrafted Furnishings and Lighting to Benefit The Green Project
(New Orleans) THE GREEN PROJECT announces its 6th annual SALVATIONS- A Juried Furniture Exhibition and Auction, the non-profit’s only annual fundraiser benefiting The Green Project.
Designers, artists, and hobbyists from the New Orleans area have submitting over 60 pieces in the annual competition highlighting their most creative, finely-crafted, one-of-a-kind custom furniture projects. The entries are currently prominently displayed on the 3rd floor at the Shops at Canal Place, and will continue to be exhibited in the gallery show until September 13, 2013 which will culminate with an eco elegant, stunningly sustainable and gorgeously green gala on September 14, 2013 to auction the pieces off and raise funds for the nearly 20 year old local non-profit.
In its effort to keep the event as carbon neutral as possible, recycling will be on site and carpooling and alternate forms of transportation are highly encouraged. The event will honor Bob Marshall and The Lens NOLA with the coveted Green Giant Award for their commitment to reporting on environmental issues.
The finest in creatively salvaged custom furniture, design & craftsmanship will be displayed and auctioned on September 14, 2013 during an open bar cocktail gala featuring craft cocktails from Sailor Jerry and the William Grant portfolio, and beer from local brew giant, Abita Brewing Company at The Shops at Canal Place. Nearly 50 designers will present over 60 one-of-a-kind furniture and lighting.
Photo by Sara Essex Bradley
Gala tickets are $75 each for future members of The Green Project. Members of The Green Project may purchase discounted tickets for event from 6:30-10:00pm at $60 each. To purchase tickets please contact 504-945-0240 or firstname.lastname@example.org or purchase them online here.
Music will be provided by the Small Batch String Band as well as headliner Linnzi Zaorski. The New Movement New Orleans will provide some side splitting comedy for the evening with sketches on green themes. Local cuisine provided by Bayona, Maurepas Foods, Cake Café & Bakery, Satsuma, Mayas, Shake Sugaree, Elizabeth’s, Blue Dot Donuts, Liberty’s Kitchen, Café Reconcile and Zea Rotisserie & Grill.
The event is generously sponsored by The Shops at Canal Place, Sailor Jerry and the William Grant Portfolio courtesy of Republic National Distributing Company, Zatarain’s, Baker Donelson, Gambit Weekly, Harrah’s, Helm Paint, Regions Bank, Whole Foods Market, Wisznia Associates, FOX 8, WWOZ, WWNO, New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles, Natural Awakenings Magazine, River Parish Disposal, Clarity Lit, Solar Alternatives, Kean Miller Attorneys at Law, AIA New Orleans, Humid Beings and Landis Construction
Designers will enjoy an opportunity to receive special recognition from our esteemed panel of judges which includes the founding style editor for Garden and Gun Magazine, Haskell Harris, local interior designer, Chet Pourciau, architect and jewelry designer, Marion Cage McCollam of Marion Cage, Rachel Ford of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and Tiffany Threadgould, Chief Design Junkie at Terracycle. Artists and designers will vie for substantial cash prizes, with a $1000 cash award for Best in Show and $250 prizes in each of 5 categories: Best Traditional Design, Best Modern Design, Most Inventive Reuse of Materials, Best Craftsmanship and People’s Choice.
Members of the Press and Media are invited to view the gallery of the completed furniture submissions and also to attend the gala event. Please contact Christal White at (504) 388-7140, with credentials, for an invitation.
Photo by Sara Essex Bradley
The Green Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creatively promoting and encouraging environmental sustainability in New Orleans. We recycle building materials and paint and unique architecture and salvage usable materials from deconstructed homes.
The Green Project operates a building materials recycling store, promotes community involvement through educational workshops and environmental activities, offers classroom curricula to local schools on environmental topics and serves as an environmental reference resource for the Greater New Orleans area.
THE GREEN PROJECT, 2831 Marais Street, New Orleans, LA 70117. For further information, please visit www.thegreenproject.org, or call (504) 388-7140.