The nsoro Foundation’s 2018 Starfish Ball was a celebration that Atlanta won’t soon forget, raising over $1 million to invest in postsecondary education for youth from foster care. Elizabeth Allen and Steve Smith reigned over the Mardi Gras festivities as Queen and King of the Carnival, which was attended by 500 guests and nsoro Scholar honorees from 10 states.
More than 200 guests supported the acquisition of three new artworks for the High Museum of Art at the Collectors Evening at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. The acquired works include Atlanta artist Donald Locke’s painting Conspiracy of Icons #1 (1991); Minotaurus (2015), an 8-foot-tall bronze sculpture by South African artist Nandipha Mntambo; and a group of 24 quilts by early 20th-century Southern African-American quilters.
– Photo courtesy CatMax Photography
Forward Arts Foundation-Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show
The Forward Arts Foundation, in partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue, celebrated the 25th anniversary of its annual fashion show with a dazzling presentation of the Spring 2018 Collection of fashion icon Oscar de la Renta. The holiday décor of The St. Regis hotel provided the perfect backdrop for the event. Proceeds benefitted the visual arts in Atlanta through the programs of FAF.
Meals On Wheels Atlanta raised over $600,000 for seniors in need at its annual black-tie gala, A Meal to Remember. Held this past fall at Flourish Atlanta, the decadent dinner lived up to its name, featuring an exquisite five-course meal presented by four Master Chefs of France, with enchanting décor by Legendary Events.