The Mod Squad

Independent businesses unite in the name of love tonight with a benefit soiree for Denver CASA, a nonprofit supporting abused and neglected children. Hosted by The Scout Guide and mid-century-modern home-furnishings store Mod Livin’, Modern Love is an affection-themed showcase of special-edition prints from local artists Josh Wills, Michael Lindau, Crystal Allen and Aaron Ray.

In addition to the one-night-only art show, the event will feature a non-traditional fashion show created by collaborators Matthew Morris Salon and Vanessa Barcus of the Goldyn boutique. “We’re calling it a French-style fashion salon — the models will be walking around the whole evening,” explains Mod Livin’s Amanda Lezan. Artist Kristen Hatgi Sink will also lend her unique style to the shindig with a specially designed photo booth, and DJ Adam Hester will spin the best in gushy love songs. There will be light snacks and adult beverages available, but the evening is definitely family-friendly.

Modern Love begins at 6:30 p.m. at Mod Livin’, 5327 East Colfax Avenue. The party is free, and all proceeds from art sales go to Denver CASA. For more information, visit
Sat., Feb. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 2014

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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