Due to the CDC recommended limitations on gathering and travel (people from outside Indy travel here for this event), the Fashion Arts Society of Newfield’s has cancelled the 2020 Hats Off Event. This year’s scheduled event was to have been a recording of a podcast episode Downtown by Design: The Fashion and Art of Stephen Sprouse with April Calahan and Cassidy Zackary, hosts of the podcast Dressed. Stephen Sprouse was an American artist and designer credited with pioneering the 1980’s mix of uptown sophistication with downtown punk and pop sensibility. He was 14 years old when he began sketching for Bill Blass. The Hats Off Event is the major fundraiser for the Fashion Arts Society, a Newfield’s affiliate group, and helps fund fashion acquisitions. Although this news is disappointing, the Propylaeum Fun Friday group is still working on finding fun and interesting events for its members when it is appropriate to resume Fun Friday outings. Thanks to all members for their understanding and past attendance at the Fun Friday events.