(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – Nancy Fitzpatrick, noted philanthropist and owner/CEO of the venerable Red Lion Inn, has invited some of the most stylish residents of the Berkshires to clean out their closets for the benefit of the Berkshire Creative Economy Council. Fitzpatrick will be hosting BerkChique Pop-Up Shop and Clothing Sale, a fashionable alternative to the traditional fundraiser. on March 17 and 18, 2012, with a Preview Party to be held on Friday, March 16, at the Stockbridge Town Offices located at 50 Main Street.
“I have wanted to create an event like BerkChique for years,” says Berkshire Creative Chair Emeriti Nancy Fitzpatrick. “It is wonderful to finally make this a reality, share access to some of the best closets in Berkshire County and support of one of the Berkshires most important organizations.”
Fitzpatrick’s team will transform the gymnasium of the Stockbridge Town Offices into a haven for the discerning fashion maven in collaboration with local artist Joe Wheaton.
The BerkChique Pop-Up Shop will offer a wide variety of upscale clothing and accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, small tabletop items such as picture frames, jewelry boxes and more. In addition to the Pop-Up Shop, there will be local vendors selling fashionable finds from local upscale vintage and consignment shops and private collections.
For those who want early-bird access to the goods, a Preview Party will be held on Friday, March 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Preview Party attendees will receive not only access to the BerkChique sale but complimentary food and cash bar from the Red Lion Inn and other diversions. Admission is $25 a person or patrons may purchase VIP tickets for $100, which will provide even earlier access starting at 5:30 pm. Tickets for both levels can be purchased online at BerkChique Pop-Up Shop and Clothing Sale.
BerkChique is made possible with the generous support of The Red Lion Inn, Iredale Mineral Cosmetics and the BerkChique Committee, which includes: Nancy Fitzpatrick, Vicki Bonnington, Mary Boyce, Amy Butterworth, Wendy Caron, Julie Chase, Carla Child, Allison Crane, Stephanie Gravalese-Wood, Ellen House, Kaitlyn Pierce, Barbara Schagen, Isabelle Soule, Pam Torres, Rebecca Weinman, Megan Whilden and Debbie Wiswesser.
Berkshire Creative Economy Council represents the interests of over 6,000 people directly engaged in the creative economy in the Berkshires. The mission of Berkshire Creative is to stimulate job growth and economic opportunity in the region by sparking innovative collaborations between artists, designers, cultural institutions and businesses. Berkshire Creative is a partner in 1Berkshire – a new economic development collaborative.