Join the Regional Arts & Culture Council for the third annual, SHIFT: an experiment in fashion design! A runway show benefiting The Right Brain Initiative, SHIFT is a celebration of equitable education, creativity in the classroom, and innovative fashion design.

Come be a voyeur as designers and teams, rookie and seasoned alike, duke it out on the runway for the coveted Best in Show prize. The catch? All garments must be constructed from nontraditional materials and found objects. Our theme, House of the Absurd, is inspired by the nonsensical imaginings of the Dada art movement, as we invite designers to explore this whimsical world of the unexpected. Curious what to wear? Extreme ridiculosity in eveningwear encouraged, but not required!

Come for the fashion, stay for the innovative hor d’oeuvres, tasty libations and surprise entertainment as we rally together in support 11 years of Right Brain facilitating arts education for 32,000 K-8 students annually.

See you on the runway!


 October 3, 2019  |  6-9 PM

at Leftbank Annex


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

Join us!!


Learn more about applying to be a SHIFT 2019 designer!


Pinnacle Exhibits          |          Victoria Mesenbrink

Take a peek at photos from last years event! 

Click here to see our complete albums documenting the last two years of SHIFT.



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.