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November 2, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
*Horticulture Hall will be closed to the public on Thursday, November 2nd & The Conservatory will close early at 3pm (last entry at 1:30pm) to accommodate this year’s event.*
The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance presents FLEUROTICA, our signature floral fashion fundraiser, on Thursday, November 2, 2023 from 6-9pm here at the Conservatory!
In-person and virtual tickets go on sale at 10AM on Thursday, September 21st, 2023. Purchasing a virtual ticket means you can still see the 15 show-stopping botanical looks come down the runway, and watch an amazing performance by Chicago Contemporary Dance Company! And your ticket directly supports free nature education programs in Garfield Park.
WHAT IS FLEUROTICA?
FLEUROTICA spotlights the unique talents of Chicago’s floral designers, fashion designers, students and landscape artists as they create breathtaking garments made entirely from plants, flowers and natural materials. All proceeds from FLEUROTICA benefit the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance’s nature education programs at the Garfield Park Conservatory.
The show this year will be hybrid with:
- An in-person event of upwards of 300 seated guests
- Runway show featuring 15 show-stopping botanical looks
- Music by DJ All the Way Kay
- Event emcee Tre Ward of ABC 7 Chicago
- Photography by Ally Almore
- An incredible performance from Chicago Contemporary Dance Theatre
- Cocktail hour before the runway show and post-show dessert reception to meet the 15 designers
- Fashion sketches by Kristine Steiner
- Livestream virtual ticket option to an audience at-home. Virtual event website will launch at 7pm, show starts at 7:15pm.
2023 PARTICIPATING FLORAL DESIGNERS
A. Hunt Design
Alexandra Antoine & Denenge of the Camo Coat Collection
Binta Sagale Designs
Brittney Kee Floral Design
Earth’s Remedies – Mercedes Pickett
Honey Street Flowers
Planks and Pistils
Pinky Swear Studio
Scottie by Design
Vitruvian Fine Art Studio
IN-PERSON EVENT COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
We will be following current guidelines regarding masking and other safety protocols and operating at a safe capacity.
Interested in sponsorship? Click here to learn more. To make a sponsorship donation go here. For questions or to discuss sponsorship opportunities contact Jennifer Van Valkenburg, President & CEO at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our 2023 Host Committee!
Julie Sacks and Erika Summers (Co-Chairs)
Kristin Beal, Lisa Thompson Bennett, Vanessa Hall, Georgina Heard-Labonne, Tif Meikle, Fatima Mohiuddin, Diana Palomar and Cristina Vera
The Sacks Family Foundation
Lefkofsky Family Foundation The Malkin Family
The Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation
Julie & Kenny Sacks
Andy & Nancy Mills Charles Mills Charitable Fund, Jill Alberts Laura Sage Maurice Smith
FOOD & BEVERAGE SPONSORS
HAIR AND MAKEUP SPONSORS
Thank you to our Event Partners