About the event
Please join the Regional Arts & Culture Council on September 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., along with some of the region’s most innovative design thinkers during our first annual celebration of equitable education, creativity in the classroom, and sustainable fashion benefiting The Right Brain Initiative.
Whether participants are novice creators or seasoned taste-makers, in our first annual runway show we invite both rookies and established designers/design teams alike to debut runway garments made from recycled materials and found objects. Whether glued or stapled, sewn or woven, each piece will display inventive form, unique style and a creative juxtaposition—shifting the materials from their original form into wearable couture.
Come for the fashion, stay for the reception-style fusion fare, tasty adult libations, whimsical post-show dessert and surprise guest performances as we celebrate The Right Brain Initiative’s 10 fantastic years of bringing arts integration into K-8 schools!
How it works
We at Right Brain believe creativity belongs to everyone, regardless of profession or area of expertise, so we invite artists and makers from all backgrounds, skill-levels and industries to participate in this one-of-a-kind experiment in fashion design. The SHIFT Squad and selection committee is in the midst of curating the garments down to a selected list of designs.
- June 1st – June 30th
Designers submit their Call for Designers entry form.
- July 5th
Final designs selected and participating makers notified on or before July 5, 2017
- July 6th – September 1st
Artists and makers construct their garments
- September 1st
Completed garment images and descriptions due
Each garment will be scored by panel of local celebrity judges during the runway show. Judges will award three cash prizes, and one designer or design team will be named Best in Show! The audience will also have the opportunity weigh in, as they nominate the first ever People’s Choice Award for the designer(s) of the year!
2017 SHIFT Design Prizes
- Best in Show: $1,000
- Runner Up: $500
- Third Place: $250
- People’s Choice Award: 2017 SHIFT Trophy
Have more questions, or interested in participating? Contact Kate Fagerholm at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Doors Open/VIP Entry
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
General Admission Entry
Food, drink, auction, activities
7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
7:30 – 7:45 p.m.
The Right Brain Initiative
7:45 – 8:10 p.m.
SHIFT would not be possible without our amazing team of supporters.
SHIFT on PinterestCheck out the board to see our vision for the event!