Fundraising Event:
Rags to Runway

Join the Southern Vermont Arts Center for vintage-themed fashion fun, and preview the first exhibition of the season, Unusual Threads: Stitching Together the Future of Fashion, in SVAC’s Wilson Museum.

WHEN: Friday, May 10, 2019 from 6-9 p.m.
WHERE: Wilson Museum at the Southern Vermont Arts Center
Tickets: $150

A preview of Rags to Runway:

  • Red carpet and cocktail hour
  • Photo booth
  • Fashion show featuring pieces created by Unusual Threads designers
  • Panel discussion focused on sustainability and contemporary fashion (Panelists: Kelly Hickey, Robin Lane, & Natalia Martinez Sagan)
  • Hors d’oeuvres & drinks
  • An opportunity to meet designers & models
  • An exciting raffle

Proceeds from Rags to Runway benefit SVAC, and help us continue to provide a variety of art exhibitions, performances, & classes for adults and children.

Raffle Prizes (Tickets are $20 or 3 for $50 at the door.):

  • Custom piece of jewelry by Judi McCormick
  • Eileen Fisher: Sip and Shop event for you and 10 closest friends. Enjoy champagne as you shop after hours at Eileen Fisher. $100 gift card for you and up to 30% off entire store for your friends.
  • Dorset Foodie Experience: A Hands on Farm to Table Experience
    • Meet & Greet at Barrows House with Appetizers and Beverages
    • Local Shopping Excursion in Dorset and Manchester with Chef Jonathan Jakob to Procure the Night’s Ingredients
    • A Tour and Taste at Dorset Rising Bakery with Homemade Samples and Afternoon Refreshments from the Espresso Bar
    • Afternoon Hands-On Preparation for your Dinner in Barrows House Kitchen with the Chef & Sous Chef
    • One Personalized Four Course Gourmet Dinner for Two with Wine Pairings
    • One Night Stay in a King Guest Room
    • Country Breakfast for Two at The Dorset Inn
  • Kitchen aid mixer and cake decorating demonstration from Blackbird Cake Design
  • Gift certificate from exclusive lingerie retailer, La Peche
  • Gold frame experience at SVAC:
    • Enjoy an after hours experience for up to 15 people along with wine, champagne, and hors d’oeuvres. Anne Corso, Executive Director and Anna-Maria Hand, Curator of the Exhibition will guide you through the exhibition.
    • 4 tickets to each of SVAC’s sizzling summer concert lineup in the Arkell Pavilion including the Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Weight Band, Judy Collins, Maxine Linehan and more.

Photo Left: Designer Anna VA Polesny
Photo Top: Designer Terry Singh

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May 10 at 6:00 pm
6:00 pm — 9:00 pm (3h)