About the event

On September 20, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., The Regional Arts & Culture Council, along with 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. For 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 Mia Braverman at mbraverman@racc.org.

SHIFT Sponsors

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Rindy Ross of Quarterflash

The Emcee Poison Waters

The Designers 2018 SHIFT Designers

The Event Committee SHIFT Squad

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.