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Project Funway returns with bleacher seating, Dec. 1 submission deadline

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What: Project Funway

When: Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020

Where: Dobson Ice Arena, Vail

Cost: Varying ticket levels, as low as $25

More information: Visit projectfunway.org.

Project Funway is back again, this time for its ninth year, and new this year is a new option for ticketed seating at the event. Guests will be able to sit in the bleachers at Dobson Ice Arena and watch the fashion show at a reduced rate of $25.

“Dobson Arena is such a great partner to Project Funway, and the venue can accommodate so many, we want to make the show accessible to as many people as possible, particularly students and teachers, who this event ultimately benefits,” Pavan Krueger, co-chair of Project Funway, said in a release.

The Education Foundation of Eagle County sponsors the event each year and is still taking applications for the event, which will take place on Feb. 1, 2020. The application deadline for prospective designers is Sunday, Dec. 1, three weeks from now. Chosen designers receive free entry to the event and an opportunity to present their work. For more information about application requirements, judging criteria and submission guidelines, visit projectfunway.org.

Contributions from Project Funway allow the education foundation to continue supporting students and teachers in innovative, interactive ways. Proceeds will benefit Effective Classroom Grants, art and music enrichment, teacher retention and recognition, STEM advancement, mental health services and community engagement.

The event, which is the foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year and is based on the “Project Runway” unconventional materials challenge, which typically took place in the second or third episode each season. Keeping with the spirit of the show, all designers are challenged to only use non-fabric materials in their design, and selected candidates present on the catwalk at Dobson Ice Arena.

Project Funway 2020 ticket levels are as follows:

Bleacher Seats — $25 (includes access to cash bar/food)

General admission — $95 (includes seats for the show, drink tickets and gourmet buffet)

Front 2-Row Seats — $125 (includes seats located in the front two rows, drink tickets and gourmet buffet)

VIP lounge with bottle service — $2500 (includes private VIP lounge for six guests, bottle service and gourmet buffet)

VIP table for four, six or 10 guests — $1000, $2500, $5000 (includes designated service, gourmet buffet and unlimited drinks)