Honoring the arts at Compassion, Fashion and Cocktails event

At the close of summer, Frontier’s side patio has been transformed into an art inspired spot. The evening featured a jazz performance, fashion runway show, film montage and great food with cocktails.

Compassion, Fashion and Cocktails, an event honouring the arts and benefitting three non-for-profit organizations was held on Aug 23, 2012 at Frontier. Located on Milwaukee Ave, Frontier is the place for great food and warm atmosphere. Guests have been treated to delightful hors d’oeuvres, courtesy of Chef Brian Jupiter.

The evening started with a jazz performance by Michael Manson, founder of The Musical Arts Institute, accompanied by three of his talented students. Followed by a fashion show that took place on the 2,500 sqft side patio. Professional models along with socialites stepped on the runway wearing designs Eva Franco’s Fall 2012 Collection.

Attended by influential professionals and entrepreneurs, the event was raising money for The Musical Arts Institute, Bin Donated and St. Vincent de Paul Center & Marillac Social Center.

The Musical Arts Institute, founded by Michael Manson and Lana Manson, has been providing outstanding music instruction in Chicago’s under served and underprivileged areas. Mr. Manson believes in giving back to his Chicago home where role models were not accessible for many of the youth.

Bin Donated was started by Judson Kinnucan in July 2009, his persistent belief that one person’s trash can be someone else’s treasure has flourished into a remarkable non-profit organization. Its mission is to connect Chicago based donation partners to local non-profit partners, channeling donated goods for the communities they serve.

Since 1915, St. Vincent de Paul Center has been serving the needs of the working poor of Chicago at the corner of Halsted and Webster. Sponsored by the Daughters of Charity, St. Vincent’s provides vital programs and services in the areas of child development, social services, outreach to the homeless and services for the elderly.

Media crew:
Video Reporter – Raven Mai
Event Video – Matt Mantyla, CrowdAround Media
Event Photography – Eric Michael Clarke

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