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Wearable Art Show 2014

Public Energy's Faux-fashion Fundraiser featuring The Runway Challenge
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May 10, 2014 at 8 pm
Doors open at 7 pm

Market Hall, 140 Charlotte St. Peterborough
General admission tickets
$20 / $15 for students, seniors, underwaged
On line: phone: 705-749-1146
Cabaret-style seating

$30 each
Call Public Energy at 705-745-1788. Get the best view, up close to the runway at table seating. Come on your own or put a group together.

The 2014 Wearable Art Show, featuring the Runway Challenge
A showcase of Peterborough artists unleashing wild creations upon the catwalk, all to benefit Public Energy's work in the community. As an audience member, it is an opportunity to dress up and get down with the artistic milieu while showing your support of Public Energy's work in the community. As an artist, this is your opportunity to show off your talents and challenge your abilities, as you meld your mind with new materials. Get inspired! See video and photos of last year’s Wearable Art Show 2013 here.

This year’s Runway Challengers and their business partners are:
Amber Conlon + The Endeavour Centre with Merrett's Home Building Centre, Nepher Lewis + GreenUp, Catalina Motta & Rebecca Padgett + The Night Kitchen, Rachel Robichaud + Custom Copy, Wes Ryan & Lori Brand + Lakefield Pantry, Tori Silvera + Pammett's Flowers
On April 9 we held the Runway Challenge draw to match artists and businesses. Watch video here, featuring belly dancing from Sarah Rudnicki and last year’s hit creation by Shannon Taylor with Custom Copy.

On May 8 Wayne Eardley photographed the Runway Challenge creations in the Chapel at The Mount Community Centre. Watch video here.

Silent Auction
With over $13,000 in prizes, including a fire performance at your home, a one week Vermont ski/tennis condo, original art and craft and more. See the complete list here.

Special Guests
Strutt Central, Art Battle champ Jenny Kastner, Sarah Rudnicki and her troupe of belly dance students.

What is The Runway Challenge?
The feature attraction in Public Energy's annual Wearable Art Show. Watch video of the 2013 Runway Challenge here.

Six artists/designers are matched up with six local businesses and challenged to create a stunning work of sartorial genius to be strutted down the catwalk at Market Hall. The catch? The artists only find out which business/materials they’ll be working with one month ahead of time, and those materials have nothing to do with fashion. The result is a fashion show unlike any other; where wildly creative outfits are modeled and presented in a fun and theatrical way.

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Thank You!

Public Energy gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our 2017-18 Season Funders and Sponsors

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 (705) 745-1788
mailing address:
PO Box 2319
       Peterborough, ON K9J 7Y8
street address:     
       140 Charlotte Street
       Peterborough, ON, K9J 2T8

hours: M-F, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Artistic Producer: Bill Kimball 
Administrator: Eva Fisher
Performance Curator: Victoria Mohr- Blakenely
More Information: About Us

Registered Charity
     # 89481 1058 RR 0001

How to Help
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