The ART in Wearable Art 2019

Contributed by Carmen Summerfield

The Valley Arts Alliance is proud to host their 13th annual VAA Wearable Art & Runway Fashion Show at the Palmer Depot on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Again, 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 13th year (that bewitching number 13), we’re using the theme “Bewitched!” 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 13th annual VAA Wearable Art & Runway Fashion Show, download our application package, which contains the 2019 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 8, 2019. 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 My House/Gathering Grounds Café; and in Big Lake, at Top Drawer. We expect both shows to sell out, so please purchase your tickets early.

The 13th 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!