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Miss Gay USA Emcees Wearable Art Event, Dunedin

The annual Wearable Art event and fashion show in Dunedin will take place August 11th. The unique and innovative show is in its eighth year, and showcases wearable creations fashioned by local artists and designers. The event, which is hosted by the Dunedin Fine Art Center (DFAC), has historically been well attended and this year is expected to sell out with nearly 1,000 attendees.

Wearable Art is a great opportunity for experienced fashion designers to show their newest to a large and enthusiastic audience, says Ken Hannon, associate executive director of the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. “It’s also for artists who traditionally work in other media to stretch their creative wings down the runway.”
 
Local artists expected to participate in the show include Rocky and Kathleen Bridges, Johnny Hunt, Mark Byrne, Scott Durfee, George Medeiros, the Garden Fairies, Michael Dellas Penna and Rogerio Martins.
 
Hannon says this year will be especially fun because they have Natasha Richards, former Miss Gay USA, as an emcee, the band Woolly Bushmen performing, and a new director for the event.

“We have Meg Huntley as this year’s director,” Hannon says. “Meg came to DFAC from Disney corporate in Los Angeles and brings an exciting new aesthetic to the event.”

The pre-party starts at 7 p.m., the runway show starts at 8:30 p.m. and an after-party will follow. Tickets for general admission are $20, with reserved seating rates at $35 or $75.

Writer: Kimberly Patterson
Source: Ken Hannon, Dunedin Fine Art Center

Read more articles by Kimberly Patterson.

Kimberly Patterson is a news editor for 83 Degrees Media in the Tampa Bay region of Florida.
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