Since 2007 Culture Candy's Uncommon Thread Wearable Art Show has hosted a national competition to showcase the best in wearable art. The juror, location, and theme change but the innovative presentation, focus on the artist experience, and $1000 cash prize remain constant. We work with a dedicated staff of marketing and design professionals; a crew of trained choreographers, dancers, make up artists, stylists, set, sound, and lighting designers, and musicians; and a volunteer base that ensures everything runs smoothly from the careful handling of artwork to making sure the models stay hydrated. Over the years we've had the pleasure to present over 200 pieces of wearable art from as close to home as Lafayette, Louisiana to as far flung as Los Angeles, California to crowds maxing at 1200 people. Our jurors have included former Vera Wang designer Suzanne Perron, Garments of Paradise author and art historian Susan Ryan, sculptor Loren Schwerd, Fiber Arts Magazine editor Liz Good, fashion designer Anthony Ryan Auld among others.
Take a look at the show over the years by watching the promotional videos for previous shows in 2007, 2008 and 2011. We've evolved from a local, grassroots event to a coveted experience for a nation-wide community of fashion designers, fiber artists, and sculptors.
For information about this year's show visit the Submit page. There you'll find the many community partners and creative individuals that make Uncommon Thread exceptional and the donors that make it possible. To attend this year's show please purchase tickets here.