19th ArtWear Biennial: Where Fashion Meets Fine Art

Left to Right: Deborah Murphy, Marie-Josette, BFelt

The ArtWear Biennial is a celebration of wearable art and fashion filled with exciting events including a theatrical Fashion Show, a Sales Gallery with garments by notable artists and designers from around the country, fiber art demonstrations, lectures, workshops and more. Artists images shown above, left to right: Deborah Murphy, Marie Josette and BFelt.

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. Check back for more details!

Apply Now! 19th Artwear Biennial: Where Fashion Meets Fine Art

The City of Fort Collins, Colorado, Lincoln Center is seeking designers of one-of-a-kind wearable art garments and accessories (no jewelry, please) for the 19th ArtWear Biennial.  The ArtWear Biennial is dedicated to highlighting the work of wearable art artists. The week-long event includes a fully staged fashion show, sales gallery and other fiber art and wearable art programs and workshops throughout the week of October 18-26, 2019. Wearable art in all media and styles are welcome, including garments, ensembles, hats and handbags. Garments for both men and women are encouraged. Individuals or collaborative teams will be considered. Our goal is to present innovative and wearable work of the highest quality and provide a forum to share our enthusiasm for an exploration of techniques and materials. Deadline: April 29, 2019, entry fee $35.

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.

18th ArtWear Biennial Fashion Awards

$1000 Grand Prize
Deb Koesters - Elegant Eco-Printed Gown (Reversible)

$750 Hixon Interiors Award for Creative Excellence
Maggy Pavlou - Fake Fur Coat

$500 Jurors' Award
Karen Rose - Tunic Charcoal/Rusty Red with Black Cuffs

Handweaver's Guild of America 
Rebecca Noble - Handwoven Shibori Drape Vest in Ebony and Khaki

The 18th ArtWear Fashion Week was supported by