Alter Your Senses at the Wearable Art Gala

Alter Your Senses at the Wearable Art Gala

The Wearable Art Gala is not a fashion show in the traditional sense – it’s an artistic exploration blending clever design, breathtaking art, vaudeville humor and sheer spectacle. On Saturday March 31, join over 50 artists as they prepare to alter your sense of sight, sound, taste, smell and touch.

With a reputation built over eight years of largely sold out performances, this popular community fundraising event is now moving venues. Their new location at the Laurel Packinghouse will treat guests to an up close and immersive experience as they move the performance off-stage and engage their audience as never before.

Performers, including first-year visual arts students from UBC Okanagan Campus are ready to challenge your expectations with full creative force. This year the competition will heat up as students from the CATO Fashion Design Program team up to break the mold and engage all your senses. Students and professionals alike will be keeping an eye out for the 2009 peoples’ choice award winners, Kinshira, a local performance group who have their sights set on regaining your favour.

MC Michael V. Smith will set the tone as DJ Mark Mishadow and VJ Arthur Crazy Monkey create sound and visual projections to unite and excite. With full audio and visual support from SPL Sound Productions, all are ready to make this an event not to be missed. Following the show, the doors will open for an after party as performers and guests pack the dance floor till the early morning.

Purchase your tickets now at any Select Your Tickets outlet or visit for more information. All proceeds go to support the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, a local charitable organization.

The Alternator extends a special thanks to event supporters: SPL Sound Productions, Tree Brewing, Gonzo Online, Sonoran Estate Winery, Perreault Photography,, the Department of Creative Studies at the University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus and the Fashion Design and Merchandising Program at the Centre for Arts and Technology.

For more information contact WAG Coordinator: at 250.317.7263 (cell) or

9th Annual Wearable Art Gala

A fun and funky adult event exploring all types of body adornment

Date: Saturday March 31, 2012
Location: Laurel Packinghouse, 1304 Ellis Street
Tickets: $45 or $35 seniors/students available through
Doors: 6:30pm
Show: 7-9pm
After Party only: $15 at the door from 9:30pm-2am
Contact: or 250-868-2298

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