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Lounsbury House Gears Up Joy of the Arts Fashion Show In Ridgefield

JoyRide instructors Cindy Tamburri, Tricia Buffardi, Amanda Grant and Anne Stauff will model the Third Annual Joy of the Arts Fashion  Show on Wednesday, Oct. 19.
JoyRide instructors Cindy Tamburri, Tricia Buffardi, Amanda Grant and Anne Stauff will model the Third Annual Joy of the Arts Fashion Show on Wednesday, Oct. 19. Photo Credit: Kevin Manley

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- The third annual Joy of the Arts Fashion Show, benefiting the Ridgefield Playhouse’s Arts for Everyone program, will be held Wednesday at Lounsbury House in Ridgefield.

Tickets are $50 and a limited number of tickets are still available online .

Hosted by JoyRide Cycling and Fitness Studio -- Fairfield County’s popular boutique studio founded and owned by Westport residents Amy Hochhauser and Rhodie Lorenz -- this fun community fundraising event will include a fashion show, raffles and silent auctions, food from Ridgefield’s 109 Cheese, and specialty cocktails.

Female JoyRide instructors and avid riders will model the latest fashion athletic and leisurewear from Jade, a store in New Canaan owned by Maxine Berg, a Wilton resident.

Models will also wear jewelry by Lera Jewels and Felice Designs and shoes by Matt Bernson, a Westport resident who also recently opened a boutique in the same town.

Two male instructors will model gear from Rhone, a New Canaan-based men’s fitness line. Adam Broderick Salon in Ridgefield will style the models’ hair and makeup.

Gallo Ristorante in Ridgefield will host an after-party.

All proceeds from the Fashion Show will benefit the Arts for Everyone program at the Ridgefield Playhouse, an outreach program that donates tickets to families from low-income areas, other nonprofit organizations, and Title 1 schools that cannot afford to purchase tickets to Arts in Education shows to supplement their curriculum.

Last year, the program distributed more than 2,000 tickets to shows.

“We are so appreciative to be the beneficiaries of this year’s fashion show! I love that this is such a great community-wide event, benefiting an outreach program that allows everyone to experience the arts,” said Allison Stockel, executive director of the Ridgefield Playhouse.

Stockel and the Ridgefield Playhouse have donated four experiences or items to the silent auction, including 10 tickets to "A Night of Comedy Gold" with comedian Judy Gold and friends hosted by Christine O'Leary.

For more information about the Arts in Education program, click here .

The event will start at 6:30 p.m.

Lounsbury House is at 316 Main St., Ridgefield.

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