Team dating fifth annual extravaganza
For one night, Harris and her dance company took over the empty lot at the corner of Orange Avenue and Pine Street.
"The next year he asked a few of his friends for ideas on how to make this bigger and larger," Harris says.
May 1, 2014 – On May 1st over 200 people came out to support The Bears and Blankets Fund’s major fundraising effort “The Make Believe Ball”.
This was a joint effort with NEWH, the premier network for the hospitality industry.
"I was thinking it would be cool to do, like, an animation projection on one of the buildings," he offers.
Immerse executive director Cole Ne Smith listens intently as they both sit on couches at the City Beautiful Church (where Ne Smith also works as a creative director).
He chimes in with support and carefully pivots Halsi's ideas when necessary.
"What we really try to focus on is something that is active," Ne Smith says.
Check out the photos of some of the amazing and creative chairs that were auctioned off at the event!
Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, this is our largest amount yet!
The Haute Seat Event continues to build on our scholarship fundraising efforts with a chair design competition.
Ne Smith rebranded the public arts event originally named Creative City Project earlier this year to emphasize its all-encompassing ethos.
What started in 2012 as one performance per day during the month of October has grown into a dazzling night of music, dance, art exhibits, installations, performance and acrobatics all happening smack-dab in the streets of Orlando.