The Art In Wearable Art 2017

Contributed by Carmen Summerfield

11th Annual VAA Wearable Art & Runway Fashion Show
2/18/2017 – 3PM & 7PM
Valley Arts Alliance
Palmer Train Depot
Tickets: $15

The Valley Arts Alliance is proud to host their 11th Annual VAA Wearable Art & Runway Fashion Show at the Palmer Depot on February 18, 2017. This year we will present two identical performances: a matinee at 3pm and an evening performance at 7pm.

Wearable Art refers to hand crafted and one of a kind pieces of artwork designed to be worn by the human body as an artistic expression. Using their knowledge of color, fabric and non-traditional materials, artists create unique, wearable garments which they (or their models) wear while parading down an authentic “fashion runway”, accompanied by narration and music.

For our 11th year we’re using the theme “Odyssey” for staging the show, and we’re encouraging artists to use the same theme for their creative inspiration. To view exciting scenes from years past, visit our Wearable Art archives pages at

To become a part of the 11th Annual VAA Wearable Art & Runway Fashion Show, download our application package, which contains the 2017 Entry Form, along with criteria, guidelines and tips to make your entry a smashing success! Then return the completed application to us by Friday, February 10, 2017. Due to the overwhelming success of this show, we must limit entries to the first 25, so we urge you to submit your completed application early.

The ticket price is $15 per person for each performance. For the 3pm Matinee only, children 12 years old and under will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets are on sale now in Palmer at Fireside Books and Non-Essentials, in Wasilla at the Town Square Art Gallery and in Big Lake at Top Drawer. We expect both shows to sell out, so please purchase your tickets early.

The 11th Annual Valley Arts Alliance Wearable Art & Runway Fashion Show will be an exquisite evening of art and entertainment, in what has become a well-loved winter tradition in our Valley. Don’t miss this opportunity to support the arts in the Valley!