Salt Lake City is known for producing great local art, but sometimes finding the right venue to see the whole spectrum of art is difficult. An opportunity to do just that will be taking place this Saturday. Whether it’s fashion, fine art, sculpting, design, music, multimedia, graffiti or even great culinary art, “Art Meets Fashion” will have what you’re looking for.
“Art Meets Fashion is a celebration of all types of art… and the point for having this event is to showcase what is happening in the art scene in Utah,” said Heidi Gress, creative director and event producer for the show.
Salt Lake Community College has been invited to help capture the production on video and there will even be twelve lucky SLCC fashion students who have been given the opportunity to take part in designing their own single clothing set revolving around the theme “Deconstructing Venus.”
“We really encourage students to come out, support and really understand the art that’s going on,” said Gress.
Not only does this event benefit students and the public culturally, it also is used to benefit a local charity. This year, “Art Meet Fashion” has chosen to help the YWCA. Fifty percent of the proceeds will go to the contributing artists, while the remaining half will be going to the YWCA. The YWCA believes in eliminating racism while simultaneously empowering women. This foundation reaches out and helps women that have been in domestic violence and abusive situations get their lives back on track.
“Tickets are $50.00 for the public and we are thrilled to invite any student with a Student ID to take advantage of the student discount of only $25.00. Students can buy two tickets per ID and that can be done at ticketcake.com,” said Gress. The event will take place at 404 West 700 South in Salt Lake City.
“Art Meets Fashion” plans to be both a great social and cultural event with lighted runways, chandelier walls, great food and great music.
More information can be found about the event at www.artmeetsfashion.net
For more information on the YWCA, visit its website at http://www.ywca.org.