It’s spring. So refresh your look. And help a good cause at the same time.
TheMichigan City Mainstreet Association will host its fourth annual Uptown Fashion Affair from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday at Barker Hall in Michigan City.
With the help of several local boutiques, salons and artists, the Uptown Fashion Affair will showcase the latest trends for men’s and women’s summer fashion, complete with a runway show, small bites, a cash bar with locally-sourced wine and beer. There will also be a silent auction.
Abigale Thayer, manager of Urban Soles and a member of the Main Street Association, said this year 10 local businesses and more than 90 models will be taking part.
“It’s a really fun night for people to come out, mingle and support local boutiques,” she said.
This year, the Uptown Fashion Affair will feature the wares and talents of the following clothiers and salons: The Closet by Franklin Vintage will Elle Salon, Luxe Boutique with Salon Cilla, Paris House of Bridal with Lakefront Salon and Day Spa, Urban Soles Inc. with The Parlor, Darling with Timothy Jeffry Salon, At The Beach with Dory Salon, and Ella’s Bella with Hair’s the Thing and J. Hilburn.
Also featured in the Uptown Fashion Affair will be Chef Bizzaro Millinery and Region R.A.T.S.
Local restaurants, including The Pickle & Turnip, Maxine’s and Arturo’s Baked Goods, will provide food for the event.
The Michigan City Mainstreet Association (MCMA) is a nonprofit membership organization. This grassroots effort is a part of the Indiana and National Main Street Program that follows a four-point approach to revitalization. The MCMA is the parent of the Uptown Arts District of Michigan City, Indiana and works to revitalize core areas.
To support the Michigan City Mainstreet Association and be a part of this fashionable event, go to theuptownfashionaffair.com/buy-tickets.
Beth Casey is a freelance reporter for the Post-Tribune.
Uptown Fashion Affair on April 24th
600 S Franklin Street, Michigan City
April 24, 6:30-10 p.m.