On Saturday May 18 Beau Fleuve Music & Arts presents Buffalo’s first Sneaker Ball with hosts sneaker culture influencer Flash Girl (Courtney Hill) and artist Billie Essco at Imagine Events Center 71 Military Road. The dress code for the evening will be formal attire in which guests will finish off their outfit with a pair of fashionable/custom/creative pair of sneakers. The event will call for fun-filled night of music, arts, fashion and urban philanthropy featuring art installations for photo opportunities, live paintings by emerging artists, custom sneaker exhibits and silent auctions. There will be key performances by the students of Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology and Billie Essco with music by DJ Lil Gabby.
“I’m excited to host and be part of the first Sneaker Ball held in Buffalo,” said Flashy Girl who spoke with the Challenger about her participation. “It’s all about paying it forward…I’ve been part of the sneaker culture for over twenty plus years and traveled across the country supporting the movement. It’s a great opportunity to give back and raise money for youth programming that’s vital to the community.”
The silent auction and raffles will consist of Buffalo Bills autographed memorabilia, Albright-Knox, Burchfield-Penney Arts Center, The Cellar, Scuffed Up, Paul Robeson Theatre, Zawadi Books, Black Monarchy, Classic Knot and more!
All proceeds will benefit the Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Foundation, the not for profit organization who’s mission is to curate music and arts educational programs for inner city youth in WNY. The organization also provides opportunities for scholarships, internships and summer time employment for high school and college students.
The Next Generation Festival of the Youth will be a beneficiary as well. It’s a platform that Beau Fleuve will be providing to all musicians, artist, poets, entrepreneurs under the age of 18 to showcase their talent at their 3rd Annual Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Festival on Sunday August 25th.
Beau Fleuve Music & Arts recently just announced its proposed development plans for it’s Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Center which will serve as a multi-use facility in the east side of Buffalo. Founder and chairman Lindsey Taylor presented the plans at One Region Forward’s ‘Champions For Change’ Idea Summit this past Saturday in front of an audience of community stakeholders.
Taylor has been creating engaging events all year to support his endeavors for Beau Fleuve Music & Arts. “ The Sneaker ball is a unique fundraising event that speaks directly to the demographic we serve and gives everyone a chance to come out, have a good time and engage in a creative way to benefit the youth of our inner-city” said Taylor.
Limited $20 advance tickets will be available online only at beaufleuvesneakerball.eventbrite.com. The event will start at 6 p.m. sharp. For more information on the foundation go to beaufleuvemusicarts.com