Date: February 5, 2009
Contact: Seth Seymour
StyleWorks fundraiser returns to benefit children with special needs
33rd annual fashion show includes new preview party featuring art auction
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — StyleWorks, the annual fashion show and luncheon benefiting Siskin Children’s Institute, returns for its 33rd year with a new addition: a StyleWorks preview party featuring a silent art auction.
StyleWorks is scheduled for Thursday, April 23, at the Chattanooga Convention Center. The fundraiser features a runway show, luncheon and marketplace with retailers and service providers. New this year is ArtWorks: Art with Heart, a StyleWorks preview party on Wednesday, April 22. ArtWorks includes a silent art auction featuring works from local artists and children of Siskin Children’s Institute. Marketplace also will be open during ArtWorks.
Below is the schedule of the two-day event:
ArtWorks, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the convention center
Silent auction runs from 5 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
StyleWorks, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the convention center
10 a.m.: Marketplace opens
11:30 a.m.: Luncheon, featuring Jackie Benkert, a mother of a child with autism who attends Siskin Children’s Institute
12:30 p.m.: Fashion show
1:30 p.m.: Marketplace reopens
StyleWorks is sponsored by Chattem, Inc., with fashions provided by Belk. Carla Morgan and Paula Henderson are volunteering as co-chairs of the event.
For ticket information, visit the Special Events page at www.siskin.org. All proceeds from StyleWorks and ArtWorks benefit the programs and services provided by Siskin Children’s Institute, a leader in serving children with special needs and their families.
About Siskin Children’s Institute
Since 1950, Siskin Children's Institute has served children with special needs, such as autism, developmental
delays and Down syndrome. The Institute achieves its mission in a comprehensive way: a quality preschool
education where children with disabilities learn together with typically developing children; family support and
community outreach programs; innovative research focusing on early childhood development and special
education; and developmental and behavioral pediatric health care. For more information about Siskin
Children’s Institute, visit www.siskin.org.