Cindy Crawford is scheduled to be in Chicago for a big charity announcement Oct. 29.


DeKalb native, supermodel and TV personality Cindy Crawford will be the star attraction Oct. 29 — toasting Art Van Furniture’s 55th anniversary and first year in Chicago. The company also maintains five other stores in the Chicago area.

“A Shining Star Event” at the furniture and mattress retailer’s Logan Square store, 2602 N. Elston, will also include Crawford making a big philanthropic announcement on behalf of the retailer’s Art Van Charity Challenge.

Crawford will be joined at the event by Hilary Farr, the home designer and co-host of “Love It or List It” on HGTV, and Nigel Barker the renowned photographer and celebrity host of “The Face” on the Oxygen network.

Crawford is also co-founder of Cindy Crawford Home, a line that has been carried by Art Van Furniture for the past decade.

Via its Art Van Charity Challenge, the company has generated close to $20 million in grants over the past six years for charitable organizations in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and Indiana.