For all of you local brides and creative minds, check out the Visual Arts Center this weekend for ART:24. It is 24 hours of artsy-fabulous activities and workshops beginning at 8:00pm this Friday featuring events through 8:00pm Saturday with a Calk Walk in the courtyard highlighting local bakeries (hello brides-to-be!).
Even if you are not a bride or groom-to-be, this weekend is super beneficial to the creative DIYer’s out there! Activities include: creating your own paper lanterns out of balloons, turning t-shirts into cute totes, recycling plastic bags into durable handbags and much, much more. This is heaven to me, the Queen of DIY!
From the VisArts Special Events Intern and my dear, dear friend, London Ray:
“It is a celebration of renewal: refresh, repurpose, reimagine. Friday night is the kick off event with a silent auction, two bands, fashion show and cash bar. The fashion show highlights embellished t-shirts that have been repurposed. They are also part of the silent auction in which artists from all over Richmond donated. Saturday is full of events from Indie ‘green’ vendors to workshops about sustainable art. Natalie Chanin, an international style guru and a pioneer of repurposed fashion, has an all day workshop for those who register. This whole event ends Saturday night with a Southern Style Cake Walk featuring cake demonstrators from local bakeries and, of course, champagne!”
BRIDES: Not only is her website something to check out for her renown repurposed fashion, she has bridal gowns! Check it out!!