You're Invited To A+D Architecture and Design Museum's "Celebrate: The Journey Gala"!

by Romina Rosenow · May 2, 2013

A+D Architecture and Design Museum > Los Angeles (A+D) is celebrating 12 years of cutting edge exhibitions, progressive architecture and design programs with its annual gala. This year's theme is “Celebrate: The Journey” and will be on Saturday, May 11. Last year’s Celebrate: The Wearable sold out, so hurry up and mark your calendar!

It's not hard to understand why last year's gala was a smashing success. Models strutted forward thinking fashions--by top names in architecture to fashion--down the catwalk to the hypnotic beats of KCRW DJ Raul Campos.

Toasting the artistic journey that fuels truly great design, the evening will feature models in a runway presentation of one-of-a-kind carry-on suitcases that could include anything from a vintage train case or modern day satchel to a futuristic jet-pak. The designers' only restriction is that their artwork conform to the allowable TSA designated carry-on luggage size. Expect to see some truly amazing work, as over 40 world-renowned artists, architects and designers are participating, including industrial designer Karim Rashid, L.A. based architect Steven Ehrlich, celeb interior designer Kathryn M. Ireland (Bravo’s Million Dollar Decorators) and multi-faceted talent and designer Cristobal Valecillos. Modeled performance-style during the event, the pieces will then be available for purchase as part of that night’s premier silent auction, with all proceeds benefiting A+D. Trust us when we say that by the end of the presentation, the question at the forefront of your mind will be, "Should I actually use it, or display it in my living room as art?"

As for the night's events: the evening will be emceed by actor and TV host (Discovery-Planet Green's Alter Eco) Boise Thomas. The festivities will also include a return of DJ Raul Campos, cuisine from famed caterer Scott Roeb, and fabulous refreshments by PAMA.

In addition to the one-of-a-kind pieces, design and travel enthusiasts will want to check out Paddle8 starting April 29-May 11 to get first shot at the additional donated silent auction items. They include a night at the Andaz Hotel on 5th Avenue (New York), a Richard Meier signed lithograph and “Ana” watch, a Perrin Paris Ball Bag, the photograph "Farnsworth House” (42" X 60") by Scott Frances, l.a. Eyeworks sunglasses, Marmol Radziner jewelry, a custom Carver Skateboard, and a weekend in Marfa, Texas including accommodations and tours. Phew. And that's just the start. Silent auction ends at the event!

For more info, including the complete list of participants and silent auction items, as well as to purchase tickets, click HERE. We hope to see you there!

Event Details

A+D Architecture and Design Museum "Celebrate: The Journal" Gala When: Sat, May 11, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Where: L.A.'s Museum Row [Details]