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Purchase Tickets for Water Street Studios' Artist Talk with Experienced Fashion Director Nena Ivon

May 13, 2019 11:07AM ● By Hannah Ott

Batavia - Join Water Street Studios on Saturday, May 18, from 7-9pm, for "A Conversation with Nena Ivon". 

At the event, Nena Ivon will present on her career in fashion and design. Tickets are in limited supply, so purchase yours today through Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door. 

Nena Ivon is a Retired Fashion/Special Events Director, Saks Fifth Avenue, 53 years. She has produced thousands of fashion shows and special events and worked with over 150 International fashion designers and fashion personalities. She currently produces a daily lifestyle blog at and a monthly Fashion Book Club. 

She was published in the Chicago History Museum’s Costume Collection’s Catalog for the exhibition Chicago Styled: Fashioning the Magnificent Mile. She has been involved with the Costume Council since its inception, recently as President, currently as Historian. All of Nena’s archives are housed in the Columbia College Archive Collections. For more information visit

Event Schedule:

6:30pm: Doors and cash bar open

7:00pm: Presentation by Nena Ivon

8:30pm: Q&A with Nena Ivon

9:00pm: Program ends

A cash bar featuring a signature cocktail, beer, and wine will be available.

Seating is limited to 70. Recommended to purchase in advance before show sells out.

Please note: This program does not include appetizers or dinner. Please make arrangements beforehand or after. We highly recommend supporting Verita presented by Gaetano's Restaurant in downtown Batavia. Make a reservation with them in advance at 630-406-3009.

Exhibiting artists and featured models in the "Eye of the Beholder: Transparency" exhibition are encouraged to attend, free of charge. Contact to redeem your free ticket.

Water Street extends a special thank you to event sponsors Solemn Oath Brewery, Whiskey Acres Distilling Co., Verita Presented by Gaetano's in Batavia, K. Hollis Jewelers and BEI Properties.

About Water Street Studios: Water Street Studios is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit art center in Batavia, IL. Its mission is to make the arts accessible to the Fox Valley region and beyond. Its vision is to be a cultural hub in the Midwest. They offer high-quality programs that include art education classes, workshops, subsidized artist studios, monthly gallery exhibitions, events and community outreach. Public Hours are Thursday through Sunday, 12-5pm. Statement of Inclusivity: "Our organization aims to include and recognize all regardless of race, age, culture, ability, ethnicity or nationality, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, religious affiliation, socioeconomic status. We are wheelchair accessible. We offer a gender-neutral restroom."

Source: Danielle Hollis 630-761-9977