Ford Motor Company hosted Atlanta’s unofficial summer kick-off, appropriately titled ‘The Art of the Drive’, which was an exclusive, invitation-only soiree held at a Gallery 874.
Guests were shuttled to the private location by a fleet of fully-equipped Ford vehicles with a product specialist behind the wheel. Upon arrival at the gallery, a short walk down the blue carpet lead to an evening filled with art, music and fun.
With complimentary cocktails courtesy Pernod-Ricard and an array of delicious small bites hand crafted by Southern Culture, guest also enjoyed the interactive experienced of on-site custom t-shirt printing, Instagram photo printing by Luster, ballerinas, live body painting by Ed The Artist and music from the sensational duo CHARGAUX.Hosted by rapper Big Boi, awards were also presented to the 2016 #FORDATL Ambassadors, who were selected because their accomplishments demonstrate how they “Go Further” in their respective area of influence of art, music or fashion. This year’s #FORDATL Ambassadors included: Monica Tookes, D.L. Warfield, Fabian Williams, Ferrari Simmons, Kawan “KP” Prather, Dondria Nicole, Catherine Brewton, Tracy Nicole, Yvonne Pearson and Fiskani Williamson.
In attendance were a few of Atlanta’s celebrities, including: Marlo Hampton and Miss Lawrence of Real Housewives of Atlanta, R&B artist Scar Smith, HGTV’s Egypt Sherrod and cast members from Selling It ATL, A’lan Banks, Okevia Wilson and Gwen Moss.
Please enjoy this special mix made by #FORDATL Ambassadors K.P. The Great and Ferrari Simmons: http://soundcloud.com/kp_the_great
ABOUT THE 2017 FORD FUSION:
The 2017 Fusion is the first Ford vehicle in North America to offer adaptive cruise control with Stop-and-Go and Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection – among 20 driver-assist technologies available across the entire Fusion lineup, including Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi.
When activated, Stop-and-Go automatically accelerates and brakes for the driver, while maintaining a safe distance from the vehicle ahead. Other advanced technologies include hands-free parallel and perpendicular parking and SYNC® 3.
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