Get your tickets for the Fleurotica2013
Fashion Show on Wednesday, June 12!
Fleurotica2013 will be held at the Museum
of Contemporary Art Chicago.
Don't wait space is limited. Your reservation will be held at the door. Questions? Call
773-638-1766 x.24. Please click below to purchase your tickets today!
Museum of Contemporary Art
Chicago Ave at Fairbanks
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
All proceeds from Fleurotica benefit the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance. The Garfield Park Conservatory is a vital part
of the community, providing educational programs and events in a lush tropical environment in the middle of the city.
Fleurotica2013 is a haute couture runway show where flowers meet fashion, to benefit the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance. Your ticket purchase will nurture gardens, create art and urban environmental programs, inspire curiosity and wonder about nature, and delight thousands of children as they discovery infinite beauty.
Museum of Contemporary Art entrance for this special evening: Chicago Avenue at Fairbanks. Valet parking available. 7:00 pm: Aphrodisiac inspired libations and sensual sustenance. 8:30 pm: Runway fashion show. Dress: Something worth buzzing about.
Your reservation will be held at the door.
Anna Held Florist
Blumgarten & Co.
Carr Milan Floral Designs
Christine Noelle Design
Color & Company
Forget Me Knodt
Ildiko Phillips Designs
Keller A.E. Shields
Luxe Floral Chicago
Luz Cardenas & Stacey Carlton
Natural Beauties Floral
William Andrew Holitik
Vitruvian Fine Art Studio
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The Fleurotica2013 annual floral fashion show is brought to you by the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance. Fleurotica is one of many of the GPC Alliance's projects that is growing the community through the unique combination of people, plants and place. The GPC Alliance changes lives through the power of nature. We inspire and educate through innovative programs and special events in one of the nation’s largest and finest historic conservatories, provoking curiosity and wonder.
Following a devastating cold spell in the winter of 1994 which injured a significant portion of the aroid collection, the Chicago Park District convened a task force of representatives from various community, education, and environmental organizations. For six months, eighty individuals participated in the development of a plan to revitalize the Conservatory through new programs, visitor services, marketing and fundraising. These activities would be carried out by a newly formed Alliance, a partnership of organizations which included the Chicago Park District, Friends of the Parks, and area schools, museums, conservation organizations and community groups. The plan was subsequently funded by Lila-Wallace Reader's Digest Fund's Urban Parks Initiative which awarded a $1.46 million challenge grant. The grant requires a one to one match, at least 60% of which must come from private funds. The Chicago Park District has committed to the full 40% public sector match.
The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance is a member and donor supported project. Support for the Alliance makes the broad programming at the Conservatory possible. Here are some ways you can get involved:
Make a contribution that supports our programs. These programs give kids and adults unique experiences experiences with nature. Ask if your company has a matching gift program. This is an easy way to increase the impact of a gift. Become a member of the Conservatory and get special invitations to events and exhibit previews.
Become a volunteer. The Garfield Park Conservatory is one of the most interesting and beautiful places in Chicago to volunteer. It's like a trip to the tropics everyday!
Membership in the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance supports one of Chicago's great botanical resources. Join today! More
Support Our Programs. Help the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance continue its unique programming. More
Help Us Rebuild! The Garfield Park Conservatory sustained catastrophic damage in a June 2011 hailstorm. More
Volunteer! We are almost always looking for energetic, dedicated people to lend a hand in our gardens and programs.More
1995-1998: Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance Steering Committee created in 1995. The Alliance incorporated in 1998.More
2000: The Elizabeth Morse Genius Children's Garden opens providing a fun setting for families & school children.More
2010: The Elizabeth Morse Genius Children's Garden is renovated incorporating new interactive features.More
2011-Present: The Alliance and the Chicago Park District raise funds for Conservatory repairs after the devastating 2011 hailstorm.More
The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance would like to thank our generous Fleurotica2013 sponsors and in-kind donors. We are so appreciative of your support. Interested in sponsoring Fleurotica2013? Click here for more information.
On Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at Venue One the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, hosted their 5th annual Fleurotica Fashion Show as a fundraising event for the Garfield Park Conservatory. The event was wildly successful with over 350 people in attendance. Many thanks to our audience, sponsors, artists, models, floral designers, horticulturists, volunteers, committee members, participants and venue hosts who not only made the event a success, but also made it a beautiful evening enjoyed by all. All proceeds from Fleurotica 2012 benefited the recovery efforts at the Garfield Park Conservatory following the 2011 summer’s devastating hail storm.
All proceeds from FLEUROTICA support the educational and community programs of the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance.
The Alliance is currently seeking sponsors and in-kind donors for Fleurotica 2013. If you or your company are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Jill Antoniewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on our packages and sponsorship opportunities.
For more information, call 773-638-1766.
The Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the largest and most stunning conservatories in the nation. Often referred to as "landscape art under glass," the Conservatory occupies approximately 4.5 acres inside and out, and includes cold frames and propagating where thousands of plants are grown each year for displays in City parks and spaces. Plan your next outing to visit one of the nation's premier conservatories — six multi-faceted greenhouses and two grand exhibition halls. Or for that special occasion — weddings, reunions, meetings — rent one or all of our rooms.
HOST COMMITTEE MEMBERS
HOST COMMITTEE MEMBERS (cont.)
Mary Claire Moll
Leslie Prizant Goodman
HOST COMMITTEE MEMBERS (cont.)
Sarah Star Crown
GARFIELD PARK CONSERVATORY ALLIANCE BOARD MEMBERS
Margo Morris, Chairperson
Patrick E. Deady, Vice Chairman
Paul Levy, Vice Chairman
Perrine E. Knight, Secretary
Paul Labonne, Treasurer
James V. Boardman
Stephen L. Eastwood
BOARD MEMBERS (cont.)
Wendy M. Reutebuch
Dr. Gwendolyn Rogers
Emmie M. Ruffin
HONORARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Rev. Eudora Ramey
John A. Shea
PRESIDENT OF THE GARFIELD PARK CONSERVATORY ALLIANCE
PARK DISTRICT DIRECTOR OF CONSERVATORIES
PARK DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS
Bryan Traubert, President
Benjamin Armstrong, Vice President
Erika R. Allen
Martin Laird Koldyke
PARK DISTRICT GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT and CEO
Michael P. Kelly
MAYOR OF CHICAGO
FLEUROTICA 2013 EVENT COMMITTEE