Cindy Crawford, Nigel Barker And Hilary Farr To Headline “A Shining Star Event”


The stars are aligning in Chicago! In celebration of Art Van Furniture’s 55th anniversary and its first year in Chicago, the retailer is hosting “A Shining Star Event,” a star studded soiree where style, beauty, fashion and charity will take center stage at its Logan Square store (2602 N. Elston Avenue) on October 29 at 6:30 p.m. Illinois’s own Cindy Crawford, international supermodel, Cindy Crawford Home cofounder, and new Art Van Charity Challenge ambassador, will be in attendance and make a major philanthropic announcement on behalf of the Midwest’s No. 1 furniture and mattress retailer.

In addition, Art Van style ambassadors Hilary Farr, international home designer and cohost of Love It or List It on HGTV, and Nigel Barker, internationally renowned photographer and celebrity host of The Face on Oxygen Network, will be special guests at the event.

“Having Cindy toast our anniversaries and officially kick off her important new role as Art Van Charity Challenge Ambassador is true cause for celebration,” said Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture. “Our shared passion for philanthropy runs deep, as does our ten year collaboration with the Cindy Crawford Home collection.”

Guests are invited to dress to impress, and will enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and more. In addition to its Elston location, Art Van Furniture has five other Chicagoland locations including Batavia, Bedford Park, Merillville, Orland Park and Woodridge with two new stores in Downers Grove and Naperville set to open in spring 2015.

The Art Van Charity Challenge has generated close to $20 million in grants over the past six years for charitable organizations in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. For more information, visit

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