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PROM EXPO UNLIMITED™ - THE ULTIMATE ONE-STOP SHOPPING EXPERIENCE FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AND SENIOR FOSTER YOUTH

Frieze Los Angeles 2024
$0 - $35    |  Mar 9, 2024  |  11:00AM - 8:00PM

Prom Expo Unlimited™ (PEU) presented by StormyWeather Banks (PEU Founder) and Octavia Clayton-Smith (PEU Co-Founder) will take place on Saturday, March 9th from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park located at 905 East El Segundo Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90059. The one-day event is free and open to the public. The venue will host a diverse array of vendors offering products related to prom preparations, including photographers, videographers, DJs, caterers, cake shops, decorators, event planners, florists, makeup artists, bartending services, limo & party bus services, custom gowns, suit & tuxedo shops, prom dress designers, jewelry vendors, and more.

No time is more special to high school seniors and senior foster youth than their senior prom. Many of these students will not be able to afford such an occasion. This initiative led by Banks and Smith, aims to assist high school senior and senior foster youth facing financial constraints by providing free and or discounted prom items through local vendors.

Beyond vendor showcases, the event will feature representatives from government agencies, college recruiters, professionals in education, food trucks from across Los Angeles County, and non-stop live entertainment by local comedians and artists. iHeart Radio’s DJ Tye Hollywood who is widely recognized as a prominent DJ, having played a key role in numerous high school festivals will be onsite to host an “Artist Hour” from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. featuring American Idol’s Stefan Benz. Additional artists to be announced.

An exciting opportunity at the event is to win “A Prom of a Lifetime”, valued at $2500, awaits two lucky winners from the graduating class of 2024. One male and one female student will be selected to win. To participate, students must be a California resident, attend a LAUSD school, and register online at PEU2024.Eventbrite.com. The winners will be announced onsite and must present ID to claim their prize.

Fashion enthusiasts can anticipate a unique fashion show by Prom Expo Unlimited™ founder and fashion designer StormyWeather Banks, showcasing the latest trends and designs from renowned designers from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The event will also offer live performances, an award presentation honoring outstanding achievements by individuals in fashion, music, and entertainment.

In previous year’s, the founders have honored Ruth Carter (Academy Award Winning Costume Designer), Beverly Johnson (Supermodel), Carl Jones & TJ Walker (Cross Colours Clothing Line Founders), and Actress Kellita Smith as the awards presenter. Actor Obba Babatunde’ and KJLH Radio Personality Adai Lamar served as official hosts.

Full schedule of events as follows:

Event: Prom Expo Unlimited™
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
What: All day entertainment, vendor booths, and food trucks.
Cost: $00.00

Event: Prom Expo Unlimited™ “Artist Hour” hosted by iHeart Radio’s DJ Tye Hollywood
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
What: Performances by American Idol’s Stefan Benz. Additional artists to be announced.
Cost: $00.00

Event: Prom Expo Unlimited™ “Awards & Fashion Show”
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
What: Featured designers include StormyWeather Designs, Casonna, Nyzeina Eberhart, and DivineWear.
Cost: $30.00

Tickets and complete details about Prom Expo Unlimited™, “Win A Prom of a Lifetime,” and the Fashion Show can be found online at www.PEU2024.eventbrite.com.

Vendor booths are available with special pricing. For vendor information, contact Octavia Clayton-Smith at oclaytonsmith@yahoo.com.

Supporters and sponsors for this year include Allstate, Compton Grocery Outlet, StormyWeather Designs, The Bizz Magazine, Helmet Hoodie, J1S Associates Security Services, It’s Cool to Be in School, Will Power Community Wellness, Hambone's BBQ Smokehouse, BOMB Entertainment, and FAWN (Faithfully Assisting Women in Need). Those interested in sponsorship opportunities can contact Reggie Owens at reggie@stormyweatherbanks.com.

For additional information, visit www.promexpounlimited.com and stay connected on Instagram at www.instagram.com/promexpounlimited.

All press and media professionals interested in covering this event, please contact Deborah Griffin at deborahmckj@yahoo.com.