19th ArtWear Biennial: Where Fashion Meets Fine Art

Artists images shown above, left to right: Ruth Walker, Yiwei Wu, and Barbara Assejew.

The 19th ArtWear Biennial will be held October 18-26, 2019. The fashion show will be on October 18, with the sales gallery and other events the following week.

The ArtWear Biennial is dedicated to highlighting the work of wearable art artists. ArtWear's goal is to present innovative and wearable work of the highest quality and provide a forum to share enthusiasm for an exploration of techniques and materials.

The week-long event includes a theatrical fashion show and sales gallery that double as a fundraiser for The Lincoln Center’s Visual Arts Program.

The ArtWear Biennial Fashion Show presents one-of-a-kind creations by nationally recognized artists. VIP ticket options offer early bird shopping privileges to purchase these hand-crafted garments and accessories, and a private reception on the night of the show. For everyone else, the sales gallery opens Saturday, October 19th. The sales gallery will be open to the public October 19-20 and 24-26.

Fiber art demonstrations, lectures, workshops and more will round out the week-long event celebrating wearable art!

Fashion Show Ticket Prices:

Fashion Show Only                                      $15

Fashion Show +
VIP After Show Shopping                            $35

VIP Pre-show Reception +
Fashion Show +
VIP After Show Shopping                            $50


Hands-on Workshops and Presentations: 

Meet Our ArtWear Artists
Saturday, October 19, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Lincoln Center Columbine Room

Artists will share images of their work and their creative process. There will also be an opportunity for the audience to ask the artists questions about their work.
Workshop: Warm and Toasty: Felt Your Own Mittens with Deb Tewell
Sunday, October 20 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (with a lunch break), CSU Fiber Art Studio
$60, plus $25 paid to the instructor to cover the materials needed for the workshop

Description: Just in time for Christmas—or to keep chilly fingers toasty warm—this class will teach basic felting techniques. You will learn how to make dimensional, seamless felt and get pointers on some fun surface designs. Each pair of mittens will reflect the colors and textures selected by the makers.
No experience is necessary. Participants will discuss layout and surface design, as well as make your own mittens and patterns.

Technique Tables
Saturday, October 26, noon to 3 p.m., Lincoln Center Lobby

See hands-on demonstrations of various fiber techniques.

Thank you to all of our volunteers for making ArtWear possible and a special thanks to Gary and Carol Ann Hixon for 25 years of their time, passion, and incredible vision in creating ArtWear.

The 19th ArtWear Fashion Week is supported by