Clare Boily brings her and Hal Turman's "The Siren" to life at the Wearable Art show at Centennial Hall in February 2019. This weekend, the popular runway show returns to the stage. Tickets are available now.  (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire File)

Wearable Art returns to the stage

Prepare for Oceanic Overtures

If you prefer art and fashion to football, an ocean of opportunity awaits you this weekend.

Wearable Art 2022 is back with two in-person runway shows–one Saturday evening and one Sunday afternoon. The theme is Oceanic Overtures and all proceeds from the event will benefit youth art scholarships and individual artist grants.

For the last 20 years, the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council has sponsored the much-loved runway show each February as a fundraiser for fine arts scholarships, artist grants and to support operations at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center.

The runway show is returning from a one-year hiatus after COVID-19 rendered it impossible to gather so many people in one place and prompted a switch to an online show.

This year, Centennial Hall will operate at a reduced capacity with a fully vaccinated audience. For those who prefer to watch from home, a livestream is available.

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Fans can also join an online auction, purchase raffle tickets for Alaska Airlines tickets and enjoy the show’s signature blue cocktail — the Oceanic Breeze — at several downtown bars and restaurants.

On March 4, the Living Gallery returns and offers a chance to see the art up close and to interact with artists and models.

Tickets for the runway show begin at $15 and can be purchased online at https://www.jahc.org/wearable-art/. The Livestream show is a pay-as-you-can affair, with a link available on the same site.

Visit https://www.jahc.org/wearable-art/ to find a complete list of events, purchase tickets, bid on an auction item or buy raffle tickets.

• Contact reporter Dana Zigmund at dana.zigmund@juneauempire or 907-308-4891.

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