Atlanta, Ga–The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, Georgia’s foremost vision and hearing care nonprofit for over 65 years, is excited to announce the ninth annual Night of Spectacles fashion show fundraiser to be held on April 2, 2016 from 6-10pm at the Foundry at Puritan Mill.

Night of Spectacles is a vibrant and unique event, giving aspiring fashion designers the opportunity to create designs made using eyewear pieces that have been recycled through the Lighthouse’s Recycling Center. This year’s runway will feature recycled eyewear designs from students at The Art Institute of Atlanta, Clark Atlanta University, Georgia State University, and American InterContinental University Atlanta. The show will be judged by Atlanta-based fashion aficionados, including Allison Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief at Jezebel Magazine; Felicia Ruiz of Factory Girls; and Melanie Woodruff, Atlanta Blogger and Brand Collaborator. The winning designer will take home a $1,000 prize.

Last year's winning designer, Virginia Painter (pictured right) of Georgia Southern University.

Last year’s winning designer, Virginia Painter of Georgia Southern University.

Made possible by the continued generosity of Lighthouse supporters, 2016 sponsors include the Thomas Eye Group, Georgia Retina, the Sartain Lanier Family Foundation, and The Atlantan.

Guests will also enjoy live music, a silent auction, and a seated dinner. The event has become the Lighthouse’s most popular and successful fundraiser, attracting attendees from the corporate, medical, philanthropic and fashion industry, with 90% of all donations going directly to Lighthouse programs.

Mark your calendars for the Night of Spectacles 2016! Join us in creating a better Georgia through the renewed gift of sight and sound.

Sponsorship opportunities, tickets and more information are available at

About the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation

The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation (501c3) is the only statewide provider of comprehensive vision and hearing services for uninsured and underinsured Georgians, serving over 7,500 people of all ages each year. Through education, detection, prevention and treatment, the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation utilizes collaborative partnerships with healthcare professionals throughout the state to enable greater independence and increased quality of life for Georgians in financial need.

Contact: Alison Kuhlke,, 770.738.467

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