The four-week countdown begins for Dwell with Dignity’s awe-inspiring annual fundraiser, Thrift Studio, to be held August 28 to September 26, and ticketed VIP Preview Parties on August 26th and 27th. The pop-up store, located at The International on Turtle Creek, showcases brilliantly designed vignettes of luxurious home furnishings, décor, and original art. All of the donated items will be for sale at dramatically reduced prices with 100 percent proceeds benefiting Dwell with Dignity. To adhere to health and social distancing regulations during the novel pandemic, Dwell with Dignity is instilling several safety procedures and policies to ensure a fun and safe shopping experience.
Formerly an evening event, Thrift Studio’s VIP Preview Party is now being held over two days, Wednesday, August 26th and Thursday, August 27th, with extended hours between 10AM to 5PM. To help prevent crowds and manage traffic flow, various entry times have been designated, and ticketholders will be e-mailed a link to schedule their preferred time slot. The Wednesday event is sold out. Tickets for the Thursday event are $125 each including champagne, desserts, and premier shopping experience. Tickets are available to purchase at www.thriftstudio.com.
Shoppers will be required to wear masks and gloves (gloves provided by Dwell with Dignity) and practice six-foot social distancing. Dwell with Dignity will also provide contactless payment and a plastic divider at checkout. A professional disinfectant cleaning company will be used throughout Thrift Studio’s four-week run. The immense 12,000-square foot showroom provides ample space for social distancing, and Dwell with Dignity will restrict capacity to 35 shoppers at one time within the store.
Safety precautions aside, Thrift Studio will still be as exciting and inspiring as ever before! Shay Geyer of IBB Design serves as this year’s Thrift Studio Honorary Chair, and ALG Collective’s four artists – Anna Curnes, Melissa Ellis, Annie Griffeth, and Christi Meril – serve as Art Co-Chairs. The 2020 Thrift Studio interior designers include: Cathy Kincaid Interiors, Jenkins Interiors, Madre Dallas, M Wilcox Design, Morgan Farrow Interiors, Pickering House Interiors, Twelve Twenty, and Lindley Arthur Interiors.
Thrift Studio provides one-third of the operating revenue that allows Dwell with Dignity to change lives through design by bringing good design to those who can afford it the least.
Says Ashley Sharp, executive director of Dwell with Dignity, “During these times of home isolation, interior design is more important than ever to provide a sense of stability, comfort, tranquility, and pride to face today’s insecurities and fears. We cannot continue our mission of transforming lives through design without the support of our largest fundraiser, Thrift Studio.”
Dwell with Dignity is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to help families escape poverty and homelessness through design, one family at a time. We partner with the interior design industry and social services agencies to provide home furnishings to families who have managed to obtain permanent housing, but do not have the funds to purchase the many items needed to make their new residence a home, including all furniture, art, bedding, kitchen supplies, food in the pantry and their first night’s meal. With the assistance that DwD provides, a huge burden is lifted from the families we serve. They can now focus on their jobs, their children and their futures. Academics improve. Play dates are made. Plans are made for birthdays, holiday gatherings and family dinners, setting the stage for breaking the cycle of poverty and setting up future generations for success. www.dwellwithdignity.org
The 2020 Thrift Studio, benefiting Dwell with Dignity, will be held August 28 to September 26 at The International on Turtle Creek located at 150 Turtle Creek Blvd., Suite 207, Dallas, TX 75207. The pop-up store will be open Monday through Saturday, 10AM to 5PM and is free to enter. The shop will be closed on Labor Day, September 7th. Tickets for the VIP Preview Party on Thursday, August 27th, 10AM to 5PM, are $125 each. For continuous updates and daily deals, follow Dwell with Dignity on Facebook and Instagram at @DwellwithDignity. For further information and to purchase tickets, visit www.thriftstudio.com or call (214) 599-7974.