We are fortunate to have a hand crafted Lauren Van Hemert Bag in our auction line up this year. Following the challenges posed each week in the television show Project Runway, Lauren has designed some beautiful bags. The bag that she has decided to donate to our event is her favorite. It has been nicknamed “Project Runway, Studio 109A” after Lauren’s Artspace Studio. The News & Observer even wrote about her work. You can read that article. Or you can see details of the bag when she wrote about the development of the bag in her blog. I feel so honored that she chose to put this piece of work that she clearly put so so much thought, time and effort into. Thank you Lauren. The winner of this bag will be a lucky woman!