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Focus On Youth Art Show

Submitted by Creston Valley Arts Council

Want to spend a quiet but delightful hour or so between May 6 and May 9? Then why not take the time and take in the Art Show titled Trash to Treasure in the Creston Room at the Creston and District Community Complex. The show will be open noon until 5:00 pm Monday, May 6, Tuesday and Wednesday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm and on Thursday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm

Sponsored by the Creston Valley Arts Council, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, in conjunction with Focus On Youth, which is celebrating 33 years of showcasing the talents of our young people of the valley, the show will feature art from a wide perspective of talent and ages.

Come and view the art show, and enjoy all sorts of trash creations created by members of the community, both students and adults.

A highlight of this show will be the Trashion Fashion Show which will be the opening gala of this Focus On Youth/Creston Valley Arts Council Arts Show. The combination of trash and fashion first appeared on the world’s runways in 2004. Lately, the focus has been on plastics found in our oceans and on our beaches. Companies, such as Adidas and fashion designers have been creating fashions out of this debris.

With the glut of cheap clothing clogging our landfills, fashion designers have started creating high-end fashions by combining and reusing this discarded material.

The Trashion show will be a showcase for beautiful, outrageous, unique and theatrical fashions created from recycled, repurposed, or reimagined material to create a runway worthy fashion. Materials used to create these latest fashions must be previously used, found at a thrift store or rescued from the recycling bin or trash and be safely worn on the body. Many of these delightful creations will be worn by their designers.

The evening art exhibit will open at 6:30 pm on Monday, May 6 at 6:30 pm with entertainment by Lauranne Herrigen and her children on strings starting at 6:45 pm. This will be followed by the Trashion Show and then entertainment by Rick Brown. Entrance is by donation and refreshments will be served.

As a spring treat to yourself, why not take in the art show, the Trashion Show or one of the many concerts of the Focus On Youth festival to show your support for the many talented artists from five to ninety-five that help to make our town such a lively arts community.

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