"Wearable Art Special"
February 19 and 20, 2021

The Valley Arts Alliance proudly hosted our 15th annual VAA Wearable Art & Runway Fashion Show at the Palmer Depot on Friday, February 19, from 2 until 8 pm, and Saturday, February 20 from 10 am until 8 pm, 2021.

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.

This year, and ONLY this year due to the current Covid problems, we had more than 50 Wearable Art creations on static display (no live models) representing a 15 year retrospective of Wearable Art and Runway Fashion Shows.

Also, for this year ONLY, we had to comply with the current guidelines for group gatherings at the Palmer Depot. This means that only a limited number of people were permitted inside the Palmer Depot at one time, face masks were required while inside, as well as maintaining safe 6-foot distancing from others. The viewing path inside was well marked, one-way and single file, and viewers exited through the back door (this was designed to allow everyone to maintain their safe 6-foot distancing from others).

The annual Valley Arts Alliance Wearable Art & Runway Fashion Show has always been an exquisite evening of art and entertainment, which has become a well-loved winter tradition. Thanks to all who helped to support the arts in the Valley!

-Photos by Doug Ferguson and Carmen Summerfield