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Tom Tom / DBAC Fashion Show Information

Tom Tom/DBAC Fashion Show Information

Event Date: Saturday April 12. 5-7 pm

Location: Main Street Annex, 219 Water Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (You cannot enter through Main St. Arena, you must enter through Water Street entrance).
We will have sandwich boards directing people to the event.

Time: Doors open at 5:00 pm, Show begins at 6:00 pm. Tentative ending time at 7:00.
We will have a dress rehearsal with models on the runway at 2 pm on Saturday and a dry dress rehearsal in Annex. Date and time for dry dress TBA.

Music and Dancing: DJ B-Easy is our fashion show DJ and there will be music before and after event.

Gnosh- Food and drink: There will be food and drink for sale, proceeds/profits going to non-profits fundraising (Tom Tom Foundation, DBAC, Great Expectations), AFTER expenses have been paid.

Event Description: Tom Tom Founders Festival focuses on community, collaboration, art, and innovation in a grass roots forum. In partnership with the Downtown Business Association (DBAC), we bring you a fashion show between varying disciplines of fashion created by local designers and styled ensembles from participating boutiques. The fashion show is on Saturday April 12 at the Main Street Annex, 219 Water Street. Doors open at 5:00 pm, show begins at 6:00 pm.
Local fashion designers, models, boutiques, and photographers are encouraged showcase Charlottesville's local talent and creativity. The fashion show is open to participants of all levels of experience. No entry fee to participate. The fashion show will be free and open to the public.
Our featured charity is Great Expections . PVCC's Great Expectations program is part of a statewide program that helps current and former foster youth between the ages of 13 and 24 in Central Virginia to gain access to a community college education and transition successfully to living independently.

Want to participate? We are looking for Charlottesville’s fashionistas, designers, models, and photographers to show their creativity and “strut their stuff” on the runway. All levels of experience in design and modeling are welcome. Join us! Click on the following link and sign up below at:

Wanna know more about the event? Check us out on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tomtomfashionshow2014

Applicant Timeline: Submission deadline for models and photographers is March 30. Submission deadline for designers and boutiques is April 5. Models, wardrobe, makeup call the day of event at 2:00 pm on April 12. There will also be a dress rehearsal TBA.

Our Featured Charity:

PVCC's Great Expectations program is part of a statewide program that helps current and former foster youth between the ages of 13 and 24 in Central Virginia to gain access to a community college education and transition successfully to living independently. Across America, foster youth complete a college credential at a dismal rate of 2-6 percent and Virginia’s Great Expectations program is improving upon those odds for our state’s foster youth by teaming them up with a Great Expectations Coach to offer guidance, connect them with resources, and provide support in navigating the college experience.
As mentioned in the New York Times, Virginia’s foster youth are having growing success in higher education with the support of Great Expectations. Learn more at

Charity Clothing Drive:
We are seeking work-related and interview clothing for Great Expectations students. Drop off locations for donations are Joan Fenton Too, Quilts Unlimited, Pearl boutique, and Les Fabriques. Please make sure clothing is new or gently used in good condition, freshly laundered or drycleaned. Thank you for helping these bright students make a difference in our community!



Tom Tom Founders Festival - 3rd Annual in Downtown Charlottesville


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Downtown Businesses offering free parking with validation!

Downtown Businesses Offering up to 2 Hours Free Parking with Validation to Patrons:


30 – Minute Parking
City of Charlottesville (Various Departments)
Downtown Post Office

1 – Hour Parking
Anne Marie & Co.
Cha Cha's
Marco Luca Noodle Shop
The Mole Hole
The Nook

2 – Hour Parking
408 E. Market, Suite 204
510 Partners
Albemarle County Historical Society
Albemarle County (Various Depts.)
Alma & Mela
Alwood Partnership
Anne Marie & Co.
Aquarian Bookshop
Arvold Productions
Ashlawn Opera Festival
Baggby’s Gourmet Sandwiches
Bank of America
Bella Boutique
Bend Yoga
Beverley Butler
Bikram Yoga
Billy Hunt Photography
Blue Grass Grill and Bakery
Blue Light Grill
Blue Whale Books
Boutique Boutique/Shoe Store Next Door
C & O Restaurant
Caffe Bocce
Capitol Securities Management
CB Richard Ellis
Charlottesville Area Community Foundation
Citizen Burger Bar
City of Charlottesville (Various Departments)
Commonwealth Assisted Living
Commonwealth Skybar
Complete Balance
Congregation Beth Israel
C-ville Massage
Davenport & Company
Derriere de Soie
Downtown Grille
Downtown Integrative Medicine
Downtown Visitor’s Center
East South Partnership
Enterprise Properties
Fire & Water
Great Graphics
H & R Block
Hamilton’s Restaurant
Himalayan Fusion
Hip Joint
Hiromi Tai Chi
Holladay Spa
Holy Comforter Church
Huey and Bjorn
Jefferson Madison Library
Jeweler’s Eye
Joseph & Mische, PC.
Leclair Ryan
Lenhart Petitt
Les Fabriques
Live Arts
Livingston Law Firm
Luminaria Cville
Lynne Goldman Elements
Lyons, Judah
Main Street Arena
Management Services
Market Street Market
Market Street Wine Shop
Masonic Corporation
McGuire Woods
Melting Pot
Men and Boys Shop
Michie Hamlett
Nail Capital
Needle Lady
New Dominion Bookshop
Oasis Day Spa
Paige, Benegal S. DDS
Palais Royale
Payne and Hodous
Piedmont Environmental Council
Pilates Virginia
Providence Foundation
Quilts Unlimited
Race Jewelers
Raynor Law Office
Reflections Salon
Regal Cinema
Rivanna Conservation Society Salon Druknya
Sander’s & Company
Scott and Kroner
Shuey, CPA Ronald E.
Signature Financial
Smith Barney
SNL Financial
Snook & Haughey
Snooky’s Pawn Shop
Speak! Language Center
Spectacle Shop
Spring Street
Stifel Nicolaus
Stream Watch
Studio Eleven
Suite 2
Swanson and Associates
A Taste of India
The Haven
Thomas Jefferson Planning Commission
Timberlake’s Drug Store
Top Knot Studio
Tru Pilates
Tuel Jewelers
Union First Market Bank
United Bank
United Way Thomas Jefferson Area
UVA Patent Foundation
Vintage Vixen
Virginia Discovery Museum
Virginia National Bank
Vivian’s Art for Living/Art to Wear
Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo Advisors
Williams Mullen Clark & Dobbins
Wine and Design
Woods Rogers
Young Men’s Shop

For more information, call Charlottesville Parking Center, Inc at 977-1812.