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Call For Florida Sculpture Artists

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 9:30am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Info@MetropolitanDelray.com

www.MetropolitanDelray.com

 

Call For Florida Sculpture Artists

DELRAY BEACH, FL (January 2, 2017) —The Morton Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the commissioning of two iconic sculptures to be featured in the Sculpture Garden of their new construction condominium, Metropolitan, in Downtown Delray Beach. Mr. Michael Morton and Mr. Brad Morton, the father-and-son team behind the Morton Group, are inviting the prolific community of South Florida artists to present their portfolios for consideration.

“Our vision for the Metropolitan is to become the epicenter of the flourishing Delray Beach art scene. The Sculpture Garden and the Metropolitan reflect our founding principles of creating contemporary, art-inspired living with the highest level of design, architecture and quality finishes,” said Mr. Michael Morton. Mr. Morton has a long history in the arts, having worked on the construction of the Juilliard School of Music in New York, NY.

The Metropolitan is a highly anticipated luxury residential project located at 33 SE 3rd Avenue in Delray Beach, just steps from Atlantic Avenue. It will become a destination for discerning buyers who appreciate the seaside lifestyle of Delray Beach’s intimate town feel and big city sophistication. Winner of the coveted All-American City award, Delray Beach boasts two miles of pristine beachfront with one of South Florida’s most unique strands of upscale dining, shopping and art venues. Once complete in 2018, The Metropolitan will be a work of art and the premier address in Delray Beach.

About The Morton Group, Inc.

The developer of The Metropolitan, The Morton Group, Inc., has long established itself as one of real estate’s most innovative trailblazers. Michael Morton, the company’s visionary President has developed over 40 residential, commercial and public works projects throughout Florida, New York and North Carolina, including the Juilliard School of Music, Crowntree Lakes and Woolbright Place. A family-run business, Michael Morton’s son, Bradley Morton, serves as the company’s Senior Vice President, and has been his father’s indispensable executive for over 25 years.

 

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Winter Newsletter 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 10:34am
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DELRAY BEACH FASHION WEEK HITS DOWNTOWN

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 9:57am

COUTURE IS PART OF OUR CULTURE IN DOWNTOWN DELRAY, AND THIS IS NEVER MORE TRUE THAN DURING FASHION WEEK, WHEN THE CITY COMES ALIVE WITH STYLE, JANUARY 25-29, 2017!

Celebrate spectacular fashion, local designers, art and beauty at the 4th annual Delray Beach Fashion Week created by the Downtown Development Authority and the Downtown merchants.  The local designs and diverse fashions will take center stage at the fashion runway events, designer showcase, fashion luncheon, Stiletto Race, and for the first time a Boutique Pop Up Shopping Event. 

“We are thrilled to be hosting this award winning and special event again this year, “ said Laura Simon, Executive Director, DDA. Delray Beach Fashion Week is a unique, fun and all-encompassing opportunity to share with our local residents and visitors the fashion and beauty that is found right here in Downtown Delray Beach.”

A highlight of Delray Beach Fashion Week is “Delray on the Runway.”  The January 26th event at Il Bacio invites guests to dress for a “white party,” and includes a runway show, reception, and silent auction.  The event features local Downtown Delray Beach Designers: Jules Guaglardi – Roxy LuLu; Stephanie Graniero – Oh My Bod; Arianne Brown - Ramona LaRue; Glavidia Alexis – Glavidia Hair Studios; Jully Ortega - The Sandy Shoppe; Bill DeBilzan - DeBilzan Gallery; Amanda Perna - The House of Perna. 

Events will take place throughout Downtown Delray Beach and many are free to the public.  Tickets for the Delray Beach Designer Show, Fashion Luncheon, and runway seats at the fashion shows can be purchased at each event.  Raffle tickets will be included with each event ticket purchased and will also be available for $5.  The raffle prize package valued at $1,000 includes:  a 2 night/3 day hotel stay; spa, restaurant and retail gift certificates; tickets to Old School Square events and Delray Yacht Cruises.  All event and raffle tickets sold throughout Delray Beach Fashion Week benefit the Achievement Centers for Children and Families.

2017 Delray Beach Fashion Week Highlights

Events details will be updated on DelrayFashionWeek.com. Tickets are available for purchase. 

As of 12.29.2016

 

Wednesday, January 25 - “An Evening in Downtown”

6 p.m.:  Art Invitational – Downtown Artists/Gallery Showcase

7 p.m. : Entertainment and “Hair and Evening Wear” Runway Show

On Atlantic Avenue in front of The Colony Hotel at 525 E. Atlantic Ave

The launch of Delray Beach Fashion Week.  Free event, with $25 ticketed runway seating.

 

Thursday, January 26 - “Delray on the Runway”

7 p.m. - IL Bacio/PRIME – 29 SE 2nd Ave

Fashion show featuring the Downtown Delray Beach designers, reception, silent auction, Guest Host - Amanda Perna of Project Runway, and guests invited to dress in white. 

Tickets: $40.

 

Friday, January 27 - “Tropical Paradise”

11:30am-1pm – Che!!! – 900 E. Atlantic Ave

“Tropical Paradise” Resort Wear Fashion Show and Luncheon

Tickets: $35

 

Friday, January 27 - Stiletto Race

6 p.m. – SE 4th Ave & Atlantic Ave.

Stiletto Race hosted by Vince Canning Shoes

Register: delraystilettorace.com.  $25 advance, $35 at event

 

Saturday, January 28 – “Swim & Surf”

7 p.m. - Old School Square Park @ NE 2nd Ave.

Swim & Surf Finale Runway Fashion Show, Guest Host - Suzanne Boyd, WPEC News12; entertainment by Spider Cherry.

Free event, with $25 ticketed runway seating.

 

Sunday, January 29 - Fashion Week Boutique Pop Up Shopping

1 p.m.  – 4 p.m. - Old School Square Fieldhouse – 51 N. Swinton Ave.

Fashion Week Boutique Pop Up Shopping event for customers to see and purchase items shown during Delray Beach Fashion Week.

2017 Sponsors

Delray Beach Fashion Week would not be possible without the support from our sponsors. A big thank you to: Platinum Sponsor - Menin Development Inc.Gold Sponsors - VUP MediaGrimes Events & Party Tents Silver Sponsors - Swatches & Rags,  Ed Morse CadillacVictoria DeSilvio Group, Rosenthal Cosmetics & Plastic SurgerySilver Media Sponsors - LivingFLABronze Sponsors - Park View RealtyPosh PropertiesMonkey In Paradise VodkaParisi EventsIceberg VodkaCockspur RumDJ MoonrayDJ C MoneyMedia - Delray Beach MagazineDelray NewspaperLOCAL MagazineVenue Sponsors - Silver: Il Bacio/PRIMEThe Colony Hotel & Cabana Club; and Venue Sponsor - Bronze: Che!!!, Restaurant VIP Tent Sponsors: Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, Papa's Tapas, Big Al's Steaks, Mussel Beach

 

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR FASHION WEEK COMMITTEE!

A special thank you to the Fashion Week committee for their effort and time to put the shows/week together.
We also thank the models and the Johnson and Wales students for volunteering their talent and time.

HAIR SALON CO-CHAIRS: MaryAnn Brown, In the Grove Hair Studio and Glavidia Alexis, Glavidia Hair Studios & Glavidia: by Glavidia Alexis | MODEL CHAIR: Jule Guaglardi, Roxy LuLu | COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Margaret Doerrer, Margaux Riviera, Jelena Lovric, LoveRich Boutique, Jully Ortega, Purstrands & The Sandy Shoppe

For more information and event details or to purchase tickets (tickets are available now!), please visit www.DelrayFashionWeek.com, facebook.com/DelrayFashion, #DELRAYFASHIONWEEK, or phone: 561.243.1077.

 

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About the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority mission is to enhance and stimulate balanced economic growth through position marketing activities that engage Downtown Businesses, residents and visitors, while creating a clean, safe, physical and experiential place to live, work and invest.  For more information, please visit www.downtowndelraybeach.com or phone 561.243.1077.

 

 

Media Contact:

Sarah E. Flynn - Willcaro Communications LLC

561.866.5064 - sarahf@willcarocomm.com

WINDOW DECORATING CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 11:23am

THE HOLIDAYS IN DOWNTOWN DELRAY BEACH

WINDOW DECORATING CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

 

Delray Beach, FL (December 20, 2016)…The Downtown Merchant & Business Association and DDA hosted a Window Decorating Contest for the holidays.  More than 100 Downtown merchants participated creating festive displays in their windows and throughout their stores. Winners have been announced and are:  Most Creative: Roxy Lulu;  Most Delray: Hand’s;  Most Festive: Three way tie - The Popcorn House, Native Sun, Loverich Boutique; and Best Overall: Morley.  Downtown Delray Beach is the place to be for the holidays with shopping, dining, entertainment and fun for all.  Stroll through the beautifully decorated neighborhoods, view festive windows, shop for the perfect gift, be dazzled by the 100ft Christmas tree, and more.   

 

"BEST OVERALL"

MORLEY

"MOST CREATIVE"

ROXY LULU

 

"MOST DELRAY"

HANDS OFFICE AND ART SUPPLY

Three Way Tie:  "MOST FESTIVE"

LOVERICH BOUTIQUE

THE ORIGINAL POPCORN HOUSE

NATIVE SUN

For a complete listing of events and details please visit DowntownDelrayBeach.com/Events or phone 561.243.1077.

 

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About the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority mission is to enhance and stimulate balanced economic growth through position marketing activities that engage Downtown Businesses, residents and visitors, while creating a clean, safe, physical and experiential place to live, work and invest.  For more information, please visit www.downtowndelraybeach.com or phone 561.243.1077.

 

Media Contact: Sarah E. Flynn - Willcaro Communications LLC  

561.866.5064 - sarahf@willcarocomm.com

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS IN DOWNTOWN DELRAY BEACH

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 1:48pm

SHOPPING, WINDOW DECORATING CONTEST, ART WALK & MORE

Delray Beach, FL (November 30, 2016)… Join us in the spirit of this magical season! Downtown Delray Beach is the place to be for the holidays with shopping, dining, entertainment and fun for all.  Stroll through the beautifully decorated neighborhoods, view festive windows, shop for the perfect gift, experience the First Friday Art Walk with our galleries and studios, be dazzled by the 100ft Christmas tree, see a movie on the green, music, parades, and more.  “The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and merchants welcome you Downtown for the holidays, said Laura Simon, Executive Director. We are proud to provide financial support once again for the 100ft Christmas Tree, and encourage you to visit the restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, and salons & spas throughout our neighborhoods: THE SET, The Ave, Pineapple Grove, SOFA, US 1 and Beachside.”

Here are a few highlights:

Window Decorating Contest • December 1, 2016

The Downtown Merchant & Business Association and DDA are hosting a Window Decorating Contest, and businesses downtown are creating festive displays in their windows and throughout their stores. Be sure to see them all beginning December 1st. Winners will be announced December 14th for Most Creative, Most Festive, Most Delray and Best Overall.

First Friday Art Walk • December 2, 2016

Special Features:

  • 3 - 5 p.m. Plein Air Paintings by Ralph Papa on exhibition at the Delray Beach Public Library (2nd Floor Gallery). Enjoy a meet & greet with the artist from 3-5 p.m. Parking is free at the Library!     

  • 5:00 p.m. (presentation to begin at 5:15 p.m.) Unveiling of THE SET mural at the Delray Tennis Center (the mural is on the wall fronting NW 3rd Avenue). 

  • 6pm – 9pm: Each Art Walk is a self-guided tour with the participation of 28 galleries and artists, special exhibits, offerings and promotionsStroll Artists Alley (NE 3rd Ave @ NE 4th St), Pineapple Grove (NE 2nd Avenue), and Atlantic Avenue.  This is a FREE event just show up and start wherever you like!  Art Walk Brochure & Map, along with 12/2 Art Walk Specials, available at DowntownDelrayBeach.com/FirstFridayArtWalk.

Light Up Downtown:

  • Gold starfish lined with red twinkle lights adorn the light poles along Atlantic Avenue from I-95 to A1A;
  • Twinkle lights and holiday decorations adorn the Libby Wesley Plaza at SW 5th Ave and Atlantic Avenue;
  • 26 Holiday wreath displays on the NW and SW 5th Ave. light poles;
  • Pineapple painter palette displays on the light poles along Pineapple Grove Way;
  • Twinkle lights and garland festoon the Delray Beach Pavilion, and the Visitor Information Center at Atlantic Avenue and A1A;
  • A beautiful Sphere Tree beachside at Atlantic Avenue and A1A, brought to you by: The Delray Beach DDA, Marriott Residence Inn, Boston’s On the Beach and Café Luna Rosa.

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Holiday Events Downtown

  • The 100 Ft. Christmas Tree Lighting is December 1st from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. on the grounds of Old School Square & E. Atlantic Ave. The lighting will take place at 7:15 p.m.

For a complete listing of events and details please visit DowntownDelrayBeach.com/Events or phone 561.243.1077.