The Art of Gathering supports Wolfson Children’s Hospital
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2023) – The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital proudly announces tickets are available for purchase for the annual First Coast Design Show.
The fundraising event benefitting Wolfson Children’s Hospital is Dec. 1-3, at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. The 2023 First Coast Design Show, “The Art of Gathering,” honors the long-standing tradition of collecting and celebrates the relationships that are nurtured throughout the home. To purchase tickets, visit FirstCoastDesignShow.com.
“We are excited to celebrate the art of gathering at the 2023 First Coast Design Show,” said Kendra McCrary, President of The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital. “The art of gathering is about creating spaces that encourage relationships, community and joy. We hope everyone will join us and celebrate the relationships that are nurtured around the table and throughout the home when loved ones come together. Most importantly, the show supports our commitment to raise $1.5 million for two new Kids Kare Mobile Intensive Care Units (ICUs), part of Wolfson Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal and Pediatric Critical Care Transport fleet, by 2024.”
On Friday, Dec. 1, the First Coast Design Show will open in the morning with lectures by designers Angie Hranowsky and Melanie Turner. There will be a flower workshop and a “Booth Crawl” with designer Juli Catlin. On Friday evening, the Opening Night Gala features dinner and dancing alongside curated antiques and art and garden dealers with entertainment by DJ Lucy Wrubel.
On Saturday, Dec. 2, lectures include designer and lifestyle expert Danielle Rollins and artist Aldous Bertram. There will be a table setting experience and a cocktail demonstration.
On Sunday, Dec. 3, a “Bubbles and Booth Crawl” with Stephanie Jarvis will be followed by the signature grand finale event, the Children’s Fashion Show, featuring more than 30 models who are current or former Wolfson Children’s Hospital patients. In collaboration with the Cummer Museum, the Children’s Fashion Show honors the inspiration of fashion and self-expression with the theme, “Dress to Inspire with the Cummer Museum.” Dillard’s, a longtime sponsor, will provide the clothing to light up the runway. A reception will take place immediately following the Children’s Fashion Show.
Show hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 1, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 2-3. General show admission is $15 and features antiques, art and garden dealers from around the southeast. Enjoy lunch at the Tea Room or an afternoon coffee and treat at the Pastry Café. The show also presents a gallery wall of local art that is available for purchase, with 50% of the proceeds going directly to the 2023 Kids Kare Mobile ICU Funding Target.
The Opening Night Gala, lectures, workshops, demonstrations, and the children's fashion show are ticketed events and ticket quantity is limited. Opening Night Gala tickets start at $150 for Young Collector tickets and $250 for Patron tickets. Lectures are $30 each, and the cost of immersive experiences varies. Book signings will occur at the end of each lecture. Tickets to the Children’s Fashion Show are $10 for adults and $5 for students with free admission for children under age 6.
For sponsorship and ticket information, visit www.firstcoastdesignshow.com, call 904.202.2886, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow The Women’s Board and the First Coast Design Show on social media at @firstcoastdesignshow, @thewomensboardwch and www.facebook.com/womensboardwch.
- Angie Hranowsky
- Melanie Turner
- Danielle Rollins
- Aldous Bertram
About The Design Show:
The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital founded its annual Art & Antiques Show in 1977 to raise community awareness of the hospital’s unique facility and fund state-of-the-art services, programs, equipment and facilities. In 2022, the Art & Antiques Show was renamed The First Coast Design Show.
About The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital:
Established in 1973 by Ellen Cavert, the ongoing mission of the all-volunteer Women’s Board is to raise community awareness and fund state-of-the-art infrastructure, programming and services for Wolfson Children’s Hospital—the only dedicated children’s inpatient healthcare facility in the region. Since its inception, The Women’s Board has raised more than $36 million in support of Wolfson Children’s Hospital to ensure the advancement of first-rate medical care for all children. Two annual fundraisers, the First Coast Design Show (formerly the Art & Antiques Show) and the Florida Forum speaker series, enable The Women’s Board to donate almost $1 million a year to Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
About Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville:
Nonprofit Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, is a part of Baptist Health, Northeast Florida’s most comprehensive health system serving every stage of life. Wolfson Children’s is the only children’s hospital in Northeast Florida and serves as the pediatric referral center for North Florida, South Georgia and beyond. Staffed 24/7 by pediatric nurses and other healthcare professionals specially trained to work with children, the 281-bed, patient- and family-centered hospital features the latest pediatric medical technology in a welcoming, child-friendly environment. At Wolfson Children’s, nationally recognized pediatric specialists representing nearly every medical and surgical specialty work with pediatricians to provide care for children of all ages with congenital heart conditions, cancer, neurological disorders, diabetes and endocrinology disorders, orthopedic conditions, behavioral health conditions, traumatic injuries, and more. Wolfson Children’s collaborates with pediatric organizations, including Nemours Children’s Health, Jacksonville, the University of Florida College of Medicine—Jacksonville and Mayo Clinic Florida. A Magnet™-designated hospital since 2010, Wolfson Children’s Hospital has been named among the U.S. News & World Report 50 Best Children’s Hospitals year after year, and in 2021, was selected as one of only eight children’s hospitals in the country as a Leapfrog Top Children’s Hospital, a recognition of patient quality and safety. For additional information, please visit wolfsonchildrens.com.