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For more than 40 years, the Design Center has been improving our region by encouraging good design and planning of the built environment. This nonprofit organization provides support, guidance and connections; engages the community; and invests in the early stages of community planning and development through their Design Fund, Design Consults, and Design Allies programs. The Pittsburgh region has benefited greatly from their awards of more than 240 Design Fund grants and the 1,800 plus individual consultations with residential and commercial property owners they have provided.

On Saturday, November 10th, they will hold their 2012 Gala in the historic and dramatic Oliver Building lobby. Entertainment will include performances by Vanessa German, SOUNDWAVES Steelband–Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, Staycee Pearl Dance Project, violinist Andrew Sords, and Soy Sos Global Sound System. Food will be provided by All in Good Taste Productions and there will be a “stunning silent auction items featuring Pittsburgh’s peerless neighborhoods.”

You can purchase tickets here ($125 per guest includes three drink tickets, $75 per guest for nonprofit and public sector employees, $35 per student) and view their invitation here.

Come out and enjoy a sparkling evening for a wonderful organization. The theme of the gala is “Celebrating Communities by Design” so wear your party clothes!

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Design Center Gala
When: Saturday, November 10, 2012, 6:00 to 10:00 PM
Where: Henry W. Oliver Building, 535 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh
Purchase Tickets: Here

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