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wearable ART 17: August 26, 2023!

    For the past sixteen years (plus 2 years OFF for viral bad behavior!), wearable ART designers have shocked,…



For the past sixteen years (plus 2 years OFF for viral bad behavior!), wearable ART designers have shocked, defied and delighted audiences with fashions that arrest the senses and exceed imagination! DFAC’s Wearable Art Designers have gone on to receive international acclaim at New Zealand’s renowned World of Wearable Art Show with fashions incorporating kinetic illusion, unlikely materials, pop-culture mythologies + outrageous theatre. This runway show is a state-of-the-art production and we seek designers of comparable excellence!

It’s hard to believe that it was SIXTEEN years ago that The Dunedin Fine Art Center’s (DFAC) incredibly successful wearable ART fashion show made its debut before its first SOLD-OUT crowd. Now in its 17th year, this always surprising event promises to continue to be the standard against which all other art/fashion shows are measured.

The designers for DFAC’s Wearable 17 have been chosen!

WA’s 17th year welcomes some returning Wearable Art legends as well as dynamic designers virgin to the WA runway . . .

Wearable Art audiences will recognize epic creators: Mark Byrne of balloon fashion brilliance, the Bay to Bay Collective (formerly/aka the Garden Fairies)—say no more—and Olga Saretsky + Kikimora Studio of Miami—where surrealistic theatre meets Las Vegas, Baby!

Beloved Designers returning after 1,2,3 or more year’s hiatus include: Artist and Now, Mama, Johnny Hunt from Interlochen, Michigan, Tampa Bay’s Designing Woman—WA Goddess Legend, Melissa Dolce and Jeanne Halle aka Kina Kouture + Dana Rizzuto whose past WA productions have set the runway ablaze…

For WA17’s runway pleasure, Julian Hartzog has retrieved his award-winning galactic designs, until recently displayed in New Zealand’s World of Wearable Art, WOW.

And we are delighted to announce the addition of fresh new Designers Amy Wolf and Kelli-Lynn Luckey—whose visions are sure to thrill.





CALL FOR ENTRIES: Birds of a Feather

This Wearable Art Pop-Up exhibit “takes wing”—wink, wink—from the phrase Birds of a Feather, however you wish to interpret: Birds? The drag musical Le Cage Aux Folles? Family? Tribe? Our Shared Humanity?

BONUS: When you submit an artwork for this show, it grants you complimentary entry to WA17’s Big Screen Viewing Party—i.e. watching the Live Runway Show @ DFAC on August 26, 7-11pm.

For more details and to enter your work: CLICK HERE

Birds of a Feather


Event Location

Dunedin Fine Art Center

(727) 298-3322
1143 Michigan Blvd.
Dunedin, 34698
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