A vest made of neckties, a dress made of wire…handwoven,collector jackets, repurposed wedding dresses…an outfit made of papier mache, another of leaves and moss. And you won’t believe the clothing created from one roll of caution tape! Gowns made from sail cloth scraps, VHS tape, beads, and mussel shells!
All these outfits and more have been featured at the Port Townsend Wearable Art Show, which started in 2011 as a fundraiser for Jefferson County Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls. Now a yearly show, held on Mother’s Day weekend in May, The Port Townsend Wearable Art Show has become the hit of spring, with all shows completely SOLD OUT!
A wearable art show melds art and fashion, using the human form as a kinetic part of an artistic piece. This one is modeled on wildly popular wearable art shows in cities like Baton Rouge, Ketchikan, Halifax, and Wellington, New Zealand.
The works for this juried show range from functional to fantastic, and include creations are fashioned from just about anything you can think of from silk to leather, woven radio wire, vinyl records, vintage photo slides, and found objects like seashells, recycled water bottles and beach glass.
“You have to see this to believe it—and when you do, you won’t be disappointed!” says event chair Debbi Steele. “Each year we think it can’t get any better, and it does!”
The 2015 Port Townsend Wearable Art Show is scheduled for May 9, 2015, at McCurdy Pavilion, Fort Worden State Park. Get more information here about the 2015 Show!