Including a Salvage Design Competition featuring more than 20 local designers
New Orleans, LA: Today, the Green Project, a New Orleans-based environmental nonprofit, announced the opening of ticket sales for Salvations Gala + Auction. After a three-year hiatus, the annual fundraiser returns to a new venue—City Park’s Arbor Room at Popp Fountain—on Thursday, November 29, 2018. The evening event will begin with a Patron Party at 6pm followed by the main event from 7-10pm. The gala includes a Salvage Design Competition, silent auction, raffle, locally crafted food, an open bar and live music.
Anchoring the event is a Salvage Design Competition, which brings together 20 local designers and design teams to create furniture, lighting and functional art out of salvage materials, demonstrating that reclaimed goods have value. This year over 30 unique pieces will be juried, awarded top prizes and auctioned to the community in support of both the Green Project and the designers. This year’s jury panel includes Amanda Stone Talley (Amanda Stone Talley Art), Amanda Winstead (Amanda Winstead Fine Art) and Rohit Sood (Holly + Smith Architects).
The gala aims to elevate a culture of creative reuse by highlighting the beauty of salvage materials and the talent of local designers, artists and makers. The furniture, lighting and art born out of the Salvage Design Competition are not only one-of-a-kind, but they are sustainable—reducing the amount of energy used to create new products while also supporting the artisan economy.
Community members can purchase tickets, view the pieces and place bids at www.501auctions.com/Salvations. For more information about the event, please visit www.salvationsdesigns.com. To view this year’s Salvage Design Competition participants, please visit www.salvationsdesigns.com/2018-competition.
About the Green Project: Serving New Orleans since 1994, the Green Project's mission is to promote a culture of creative reuse by diverting usable materials from landfills and cultivating a respect for their value.
Through a salvage store, paint recycling program, environmental education and community empowerment, the Green Project diverts 40,000 gallons of paint from wetlands, reclaims 2 millions pounds of materials from the landfill and educates over 700 students and residents every year.