Fleurotica2013 blew us away. Gorgeous designs, generous guests and a night of infinite beauty. Click here to check out all the amazing photos from the event.
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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.
Thank you to everyone who attended Fleurotica2013! Not even a forecast of the worst storm in 100 years could keep you away. We greatly appreciate you support!
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.
Andrea from A. Hunt Designs
Anna Held Florist
Blumgarten & Co.
Carr Milan Floral Designs
Christine Noelle Design
Color & Company
Forget Me Knodt
Ildiko Phillips Designs
Keller for FAYTE.org
Luxe Floral Chicago
Luz Cardenas & Stacey Carlton
Mariano’s Fresh Market
Natural Beauties Floral
William Andrew Holitik
Vitruvian Fine Art Studio
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Last Wednesday the Museum of Contemporary Art was filled with flowers — printed on women's dresses and tops, draped over beds, set in vases, flung across brass beds ... More
Fleurotica 2013 was a flower-filled fantasy at the Museum of Contemporary Art with more than 500 in attendance for this haute, hip, hot fashion show benefiting ... More
The Museum of Contemporary Art was filled with the scent of fresh flowers June 12 for the fifth annual Fleurotica fashion show benefiting the Garfield Park ... More
Fleurtica designs, made entirely from flowers and plants, were created by 30of Chicago's top floral and landscape artists and presented to a crowd of more than 500 ... More
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Year after year the freshest fundraiser in the city, Fleurotica makes bold headlines for The Garfield Park Conservatory. And this year's Fleurotica, which took place at ... More
Fleurotica 2013 Infinite Beauty Transforms MCA into a Beautiful Garden. Fleurotica, Chicago’s only “living fashion” runway show featured designs from ... More
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Horticulture met haute couture June 12, when 31 landscape artists and floral designers sent botanical creations down the runway at Fleurotica, held at ... More
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June 12 was a whirlwind for Executive Director Mary Nelson. Landing in Chicago from Parliament travels, Nelson beat thunderstorms to attend the couture ... More
Flowers, foliage, bark, branches and other botanical elements were the stars of Fleurotica: Infinite Beauty runway show held at the Museum of Contemporary Art ... More
At Fleurotica, guests draped themselves on moss-covered beds at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Ivy covered the bar, appetizers circulated on leafy plates ... More
Last Wednesday was the annual Fleurotica fashion show. It was held at the Musuem of Contemporary Art here in Chicago and what a beautiful event it was ... More
Despite the roaring thunderstorms the Fleurotica2013 event was a packed house. The spectacular event hosted at the Contemporary Art Museum ... More
Garfield Park Conservatory's Fleurotica 2013 was a visual feast at the MCA with almost 500 stylish guests in attendance on Wednesday, June 12. Co-chaired by Deirdre ... More
Flowers, foliage, bark, branches and other botanical elements were the stars of Fleurotica’s Infinite Beauty runway show benefiting the Conservatory ... More
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
The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance would like to thank our generous Fleurotica2013 sponsors and in-kind donors. We are so appreciative of your support. If you are interested in discussing sponsorship, please contact Jill Antoniewicz at 773-638-1766 x.33.
Thank you for making Fleurotica2013 a huge success! Our Host Committee Co-Chairs, Whitney Lasky, Shauna Montgomery and Dede Koldyke hosted a fabulous event! The more than 30 designers outdid themselves! We were blown away by gorgeous designs, generous guests and a night of infinite beauty.
The following video, created for the Fleurotica2013 fundraiser at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, is a short journey through the Garfield Park Conservatory, which was badly damaged in a severe hailstorm in the summer of 2011.
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