SARASOTA, FL – March 30, 2023 – The Junior League of Sarasota invites the public to its signature fundraising event, Bright Nights: A Lilly Pulitzer Fashion Show & Cocktail Party on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m., has evolved in recent years from a traditional seated luncheon to a nighttime soiree. This is the first time the fashion show will be held after-hours at The Mall at University Town Center, giving meaning to the name “Bright Nights” as the mall lighting turns pink to celebrate.
“We’re excited to host an evening of fashion, fun, and philanthropy and carry on the tradition of giving back to our community,” said Lindsay Nock, president of the Junior League of Sarasota, “League members are dedicated to creating impactful programs to support the youth aging out of foster care in Sarasota County.”
In partnership with local Lilly Pulitzer retail teams, the runway show will feature new hand painted prints. Inspired by Palm Beach, the collection includes new custom colors, playful prints featuring Mermaids and Flamingos, along with ruffle and fringe details to tie it all together.
Attendees can expect exclusive chance drawings, live entertainment from DJ Truth, an open bar with beer and wine, and food stations catered by Sarasota Catering Company.
Attendees can shop the pop-up Lilly Pulitzer area and artist Chelsea Hill, who specializes in custom champagne bottles and coastal inspired designs, will be selling her designs. Proceeds from both will benefit the Junior League of Sarasota.
General admission tickets are $125 and include a gift bag. VIP tickets are $175 and include reserved seating and a deluxe gift bag. A private cabana for four is $1,500 and includes champagne, reserved seating and deluxe gift bags.
Proceeds from the 9th annual charity fashion show benefit The Junior League of Sarasota and its signature focus, Aging Out of Foster Care. Tickets are available at jlsarasota.org/events.
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About the Junior League of Sarasota:
The Junior League of Sarasota is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.