About the event

On September 20, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., Regional Arts & Culture Council and some of the region’s most innovative design thinkers will host our second 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 second 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!

Save the date for this year: Thursday, September 20, 2018!

Interested in sponsoring SHIFT 2018? Please email Sara Farrokhzadian at sfarrokhzadian@therightbraininitiative.org.

SHIFT Sponsors

SHIFT would not be possible without our amazing team of supporters.

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Check out the board to see our inspiration for the event!


Rindy Ross of Quarterflash

The Emcee
Poison Waters

The Designers
2018 SHIFT Designers

The Event Committee


Sharron Van der Meulen


Musician | DJ VNPRT



The Leftbank Annex
101 N Weidler Street
Portland, OR 97227

Left Bank Annex

Event Sponsors

The Right Brain Initiative is a program of the Regional Arts & Culture Council, a 501(c)(3) arts services agency serving Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties, Oregon.