Art Exhibit, Color Workshop Benefits GiGi’s Playhouse

Ethan Allen in partnership with Sherwin Williams is hosting Color Trends 2013 workshops to benefit Down syndrome awareness, educational centers.



Ethan Allen will be showcasing the creative talents of GiGi’s Playhouse at an upcoming Art Exhibit and Color Workshop. After viewing Ethan Allen’s new line of children’s furnishings the GiGi’s Playhouse artisans were inspired to create interpretive paintings. The paintings will be exhibited Feb. 2 at 640 E. Golf Rd. in Ethan Allen’s Schaumburg location. 

Sherwin Williams will be presenting two Color Trend Workshops during the week of the Art Exhibit. Participants will learn about the emerging color trends for 2013 and the HGTV Dream Home design influences. The workshops are complimentary and will take place on Monday, Feb. 4 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 7 from 6-8 p.m.

Contributions benefitting GiGi’s Playhouse will be accepted throughout the week of the Art Exhibit. Art/cleaning supplies or donations are much appreciated. GiGi’s Playhouses are Down syndrome awareness and educational centers that provide resources, specialized teaching and support to individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community. All of their programs are free to their families and are therapeutic in nature.


Art Exhibit and Color Workshop Participants.

GiGi’s Playhouse

GiGi’s is committed to the important mission of spreading positive and accurate information about Down syndrome through education. What started as a local playhouse in a suburb of Chicago has turned into an international phenomenon, spreading awareness and inspiration to everyone it touches. GiGi’s Playhouse centers evolved into educational centers with a focus on national awareness for Down syndrome. All of their programs are free to their families and are therapeutic in nature. Each of them is designed to work on specific skill development in several areas including speech and language, social development, and fine and gross motor skills. In just 9 years, 12 Playhouses have opened and there are more in the works!


Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE:ETH)

Ethan Allen is a leading interior design company, manufacturer and retailer for quality home furnishings. The company offers free interior design service to its clients and sells a full range of furniture products and decorative accessories through ethanallen.com and a network of approximately 300 Design Centers in the United States and abroad. Ethan Allen owns and operates seven manufacturing facilities in North America. Approximately seventy percent of its products are made in the United States. For more information on Ethan Allen’s products and services, visit ethanallen.com.


Sherwin Williams 

Founded in 1866, The Sherwin Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. With 32,000 associates and 8.76 billion in sales, S-W in the USA’s #1 paint and coatings company; #3 in the world.

This news release was submitted by Ethan Allen.





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