About Black Hearts Ball

Black Hearts Ball is a locally produced social engagement and fashion event that celebrates the immensely diverse Twin Cities fashion scene, by showcasing often unsung designers that thrive to uplift our communities.

Guests are invited to be part of the “heart” and soul of the evening and encouraged to dress in their preferred Black or White attire embracing the theme of this Ball.

Find updates by visiting the TIM+THOM Facebook page.

Event Details

Friday, April 19th 2019

This is a black and white formal event. The runway will be a moving canvas. Guests are encouraged to wear black and/or white, so the collections viewed on the runway are the primary focus.

Arrival (7:00 pm): Ticket holders are invited to join the designers and production team during social hour, cocktails and photo opportunities. Guests will be able to view a gallery style installation by local designer, Ivan Idlan, during this time. Theater doors open for the main event at 8:00 PM.

Black Carpet (7:00 PM – 8:30 PM): Guests will be able to stop and pose for the cameras on the “Black Carpet” step & repeat as they arrive.

Main Event (8:30 PM- 10:30 PM)

Aria Minneapolis
105 North 1st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Leadership Team

Portrait of Francisco Tim Navarro

Tim Navarro

Director of Creative Operations
and Event Design
Portrait of Francisco Thom Navarro

Thom Navarro

Director of Creative Operations
and Event Design
Portrait of Francisco Francisco Escobar Mendez

Francisco Escobar Mendez

Director of Photography
Portrait of Francisco Jaisa Blegen

Jaisa Blegen

Director of Art and Marketing
Portrait of Francisco Nathan Neeley

Nathan Neeley

Director of Sound
Portrait of Francisco Grace Witthuhn

Grace Witthuhn

Lead Make-Up
Portrait of Francisco Micah Savage

Micah Savage

Lead Hair
Portrait of Francisco Alex Butterfield

Alex Butterfield

Contributing Photographer

Tim Navarro - Producer / Director of Operations
Thom Navarro - Producer / Director of Creative Operations and Event Design

TIM+THOM is a community forward fashion brand focused on growth and diversity in their industries. As advocates for fashion and the arts, they are committed to strengthening relationships within communities, while engaging their audience through thought provoking creative designs and tailor made tastemaker events.

Francisco Escobar Mendez - Director of Photography

Hey, I'm Frank. I found something I love; something that propels me forward. Forward towards a future filled with pictures and memories. Do what you love, and love doing it.

Jaisa Blegen - Art Director

Graphic Designer

Nathan Neeley - Director of Sound

Grace Witthuhn - Lead Make-Up

Grace is an entrepreneur focused on makeup artistry, concept styling and educating - passionate about inclusivity and empowerment of all people. As the CEO of FacesByGrace, she is always creating innovative ways to grow her business and include every face and every kind of beauty. 10 years and counting of experience, she is always learning new techniques and collaborating with her peers to see all sides of the industry. When she isn’t working, you’ll find Grace reading, writing, meditating, working out and cooking.

Micah Savage - Lead Hair

Micah Savage started his career in 2004. He has studied hair cutting systems from Vidal Sassoon, Tony and Guy, and Pivot Point Systems. After working in the industry for three years he won City Pages Best Hair Cut 2009. In 2010 he joined the team at Mezzanine Salon where he has had the opportunity to study education from Bumble and Bumble, Kerastase, and Shu Uemura.

Alex Butterfield - Contributing Photographer

Alexander Butterfield is an Experiential and Art photographer located in NE Minneapolis.

Community Partners

Logo for Black Fashion Week MN

Black Fashion Week Mn is A platform for the talented POCI creative designers of clothes, jewelry, shoes, etc. to showcase their works during one of the most prestigious Fashion weeks in Minnesota. April 19-27,2019 #bfwmn

Logo for MN Opera

Minnesota Opera changes lives by bringing together artists, audiences, and community, advancing the art of opera for today and for future generations.

Logo for Tempo

Tempo is a program for opera fans and the opera-curious, ages 21-45, that provides affordable tickets to performances and builds a dynamic, vibrant, diverse community through unique and fun social events.