Art Van Furniture celebrates its 5th annual “Art Van Wonderland” with a spectacular light show!

Art Van Furniture celebrates its 5th annual “Art Van Wonderland” with a spectacular light show!

By Robere Lett – Publisher

On a beautiful fall night Art Van Furniture lit up the night sky with over one million lights, a marching band, and a spectacular fireworks display.  All to usher in the 5th annual “Art Van Wonderland” and it was a sight to see as they kicked off the holiday season in style.img_8623f





Guests were greeted at the door by Santa’s pretty helpers Stephanie and Andi… and then treated to signature cocktails and tasty hors d’oeuvres while mingling among the great furniture displays, holiday decor with all the frills and the chance to meet and greet celebrity photographer cum furniture designer Nigel Barker.






Host Lila Lazarus of Lila Today emceed the festivities introducing the man himself Art Van Elsander who offered up his holiday spirit, along with the Mayor of Warren James Fouts and special guest Nigel Barker. The very special guest of the evening was none other than Santa himself who took the time to hear the wishes of the invited kids and pose for pictures as well…


Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture.

Barker was gracious enough to autograph his latest bestselling book Models of Influence; 50 Women who reset the course of fashion.



Patrons were also treated to a preview of the furniture collection designed by Barker exclusively for Art Van Furniture.







The Nigel Barker Collection, is imbued by the many cultures he experienced while traveling as a world renown photographer, the collection features signature “home-style pieces, such as canopy and sleigh beds, sectional sofas, and parquet dining and pedestal tables, inspired by his travels around the globe,” The collection is available just in time for your holiday decor needs!


“Art Van Wonderland combines the most beloved and timeless elements of the holidays into one magical experience the entire community will enjoy,” said Art Van Elslander, founder, and chairman of Art Van Furniture. “We look forward to welcoming all into our home for the holidays and seeing the joy it brings to individuals and families alike.”

The spirit of the season will continue through January 1, 2017, with special community events, as well as complimentary photos with Santa for the children of all ages taking place from 11 a.m. to 4 p. m. on Saturday, November 26, December, 10 and 17, as well as from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 27, December 4, 11 and 18.

For additional information in Art Van Wonderland, visit and be sure to tell them Haute is… sent you!


Photos: Robere Lett for Haute is… Magazine


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