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Style Battle 'This Is Art' 2012

Spotlight616 is proud to announce year three of Style Battle! In the spirit of ArtPrize, this year's concept theme is This Is Art. This unscripted fashion competition teams local retailers with beauty professionals and models to create one-of-a-kind looks, ΰ la fashion magazine photo shoot in style! We put the behind-the-scenes runway and photography action front and center so that the audience can watch as the creative process unfolds.

• Ten Competing West Michigan Retail Teams:

1. Wolverine Company Stor

e – Grand Rapids
2. September's Bride – Holland
3. Miomanni Designs – Grand Rapids
4. Chantal's Fashion Apparel / For the Love of Shoes – Saugatuck
5. Swirls Boutique – Grand Rapids
6. Chai Boutique / Off the Cuff – Grand Rapids
7. Sydney's Boutique – Grand Rapids
8. Fitzgerald's Men's Store – Grand Rapids
9. Blue Boutique – Grand Rapids
10. Apparel Artistry *ArtPrize Fashion Ambassador* – Grand Rapids

• Competing teams are given 3 hours to create 4 original looks that must be styled, photographed and projected for the audience as well as a panel of professional judges to evaluate. The winning teams are selected through judges' scores and a popular vote by the audience.

• Prize money is awarded based on overall concept, set design, completed looks as well as final projected images. Two cash prizes are up for grabs: A $2,000 Jury Award and a $1,000 Popular Vote Award.

• Spotlight616 has chosen 7 respected creative fashion professionals to be on the official Judge's Panel: 

1. Brian Weaver - VP of Creative Services at Kenneth Cole (NY)
2. Tim Priest - Fashion Photographer and Owner of Prete Photo
3. Gwen O'Brien - President of Plenty Creative
4. Jim Murray - General Manager of AK Rikk's and A.K.A.
5. Marianne Bockheim - Founder of Intelligent Beauty
6. Kaite Lyn Christoffersen - Stylist and Owner of Cheeky Strut Salon
7. Natasha Ohlman - Co-Owner, Creative Director, Fashion/Set Stylist at TreAvanti; Model

• Spotlight616 has selected Artists Creating Together (ACT) as our charity partner. For each ticket sold, 10% will go directly to supporting this non-profit organization whose outreach programs brings students with disabilities together with artists and art projects. Additionally, we will be auctioning off an original piece of artwork and 5 custom designed shirts created during Style Battle just for the fashion-forward crowd.

•*New For 2012* - Guest Styling Stations! Have your hair and makeup done during Style Battle with a portion of the proceeds to go to our charity, Artists Creating Together. Styling stations will be open from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Advanced reservations required. Discount Style Battle tickets will be made available to any guests booking one or more of the services offered.

• Doors open to the public at 6:30pm; Competition begins at 7:00pm; Runway show begins at 10:15pm; Afterparty immediately following

• DJ Lineup: Alexander Roelandt, Crispin Klemp, Todd Ernst, and DJ Slim Tim

• Presale General Admission Tickets - $25 | Presale VIP Tickets, Level 1 - $40; Level 2 - $65
At-the-Door Tickets - $30 | At-the-Door Student Tickets (with current student ID) - $15
This is an all ages event
Tickets may be purchased at

You can find more details about Style Battle on the Spotlight616 website:

Thursday, September 27, 2012
07:00 PM
01:00 AM

$15 - $65


The Goei Center
818 Butterworth St SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
United States

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