Event to be held in the Design District celebrates the 9th annual Taste of Design fundraiser for Miami’s Design and Architecture Senior High (DASH), with a silent auction, food from celebrated Miami chefs, music, and art.
Design and Architecture Senior High (DASH) PTSA presents the 9th Annual Taste of Design from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, November 12 at the historic Moore Building located at 4040 N.E. 2nd Ave. in Miami. This year’s theme, “Dare to be DASHing” celebrates the spirit and ingenuity of one of the nation’s premier public schools, annually ranked among the top 20 U.S. high schools. Works from the school’s promising students, including visual art, industrial design, film, graphics, and fashion, will be showcased throughout the evening.
The annual celebration serves as an important fundraiser for DASH students, providing much-needed resources to Miami’s next generation of artists and designers. Last year’s event helped send 40 students to Parsons, the School for Visual Arts in New York and other prestigious programs around the country.
With food from renowned chef Dewey Lossaso, whose Foundlings Club introduced the world to Florida Progressive cuisine, and eclectic cocktails from Southern Wine & Spirits, the evening promises to be an electrifying mash-up for foodies and design aficionados alike. Well known for ushering in the multi-million-dollar makeover of Miami’s iconic Forge restaurant, Lossaso is now corporate executive chef for Bill Hansen Catering, whose list of notable clients include President Barack Obama, Bill Gates and Gloria Estefan. In addition to Lossaso, Miami favorites Soyka, the Crepe Maker, Divieto’s, and Enchanting Creations round out a night dedicated to seriously good food. Events by Drew will provide a DJ to keep the night spinning.
Also on the menu: a silent auction featuring works by the school’s up-and-coming artists, spa outings, exotic vacations, home goods, and hot tickets to area shows. Lynn Martinez, co-anchor of WSVN-TV’s Deco Drive will reprise her role as Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening.
More than 400 guests are expected to attend, including some of South Florida’s most influential and innovative leaders in the arts and business.
“The funds raised by this gala event are vital to continuing the remarkable, high-quality public education that DASH provides and for which it is has received worldwide acclaim,” said Howard Miller, Chairman Emeritus of the DASH Advisory Board.
Please consider sponsoring this one-of-a-kind event. To learn more about our $5,000 (platinum), $2,000 (gold), $1,500 (silver) $1,000 (patron) and $100 (teacher night out) sponsorships, visit www.dashptsa.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DASH is an award-winning, Miami-Dade County Public Magnet School with a unique curriculum. Students learn life and professional skills in an environment that caters to their individual abilities and personal goals. The school’s “Education by Design” philosophy offers programs in architecture, industrial design, fashion design, fine arts, visual communications, and entertainment technology. All courses of study are developed and taught by a dedicated team of industry and design professionals. DASH was named the #1 U.S. Magnet School in the United States, by US News & World Report in 2012 and has ranked among the nation’s top high schools every year for the last decade.
Last year’s generous donation’s helped the school’s PTSA raise over $75,000. In addition to sending students to pre-college courses, the group was able to assist needy students, purchase headsets for the film department, upgrade the school website and support over 24 important events, including Portfolio Day.