It was a philanthropic affair merging fashion and art in a unique showcase to benefit the Modern Art Museum and the Las Vegas Fashion Council at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts’ Reynolds Hall Grand Lobby the evening of Jan. 29.
The 200 guests at artLIVE! partook of libations, appetizers and items from carving stations. Theater-style seating was arranged in two sections on both sides of a runway from the hall’s grand staircase. All enjoyed the silent auction and strolling entertainers of music and gymnasts’ twirling ribbons.
Making the event possible were local sponsors including Peckman Capital Corp., SK+G, Best Agency, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Fox Rothschild Attorneys, the Ogden, Encore Event Technologies, and Mosaic Salon.
The artists created large, one-of-a-kind mannequins that were truly works of art. The mannequins were displayed around the hall and were auctioned off in the live auction by celebrity auctioneer Jeff Manning. The mannequin artists were Alexandria Lee, Jennifer Main, Heather Hermann, Zak Ostrowski, Robin Barcus-Slonina, James Henninger, Joel Spencer, Brien McCrea, and the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts.