Saturday, January 26, 2008
Stepping out with bling: estate jewelry sale to benefit River City Repertory Theater on Sat, Feb 9, Barnwell Art Center, 10 am to 7 pm
"The day to step out is Sat, Feb 9, just in time to shop for Valentine’s Day. And the place to step to is the Barnwell Center in downtown Shreveport," says McWilliams.
10 am to 7 pm
Refreshments and appetizers in the RCRT Cyber Café.
Columbia Cafe will provide locally roasted coffee and hot chocolate.
River City Repertory Theatre office (318.868.5888). Reserve in advance or purchase on location at the RCRT office, 2829 Youree Drive and at all four Max’s locations in Shreveport and Bossier. Tickets will be sold at the door of the Barnwell Center on the day of the sale.
By utilizing brokers from Los Angeles, Houston, New York and countries such as Israel, GCM Jewelry can display hundreds of pieces in this one-day exhibition. Along with viewing live pieces in the showroom, customers can preview pieces on laptop computers while enjoying snacks and beverages in the RCRT Cyber Café.
Most of the jewelry is one-of-a-kind and irreplaceable. “These gorgeous pieces, on the laptops and on-site, can only be seen and purchased in Shreveport that day,” according to GCM Jewelry owner Craig Toys. “You won’t see this type of jewelry at these prices in mass market stores.” Customers will realize up to a 50 to 75 percent savings over a retail environment, says Toys.
Hoping that this will become an annual event, RCRT plans to use proceeds to assist with continued funding of theatre productions and conversion of a downtown building (528 Commerce) to their home theatre. “We were looking for an exciting and unique-to-Shreveport type of fundraiser to raise money for professional theatre,” says Jodie Glorioso, local actor and a founder with RCRT.