3rd Friday: Fashion and Body Art

Event has passed (Fri Apr 18, 2014 - Fri Apr 18, 2014)
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
4:00-8:00 PM
$3 - $5


$5 General, $3 Students, Seniors and Kids
FREE for MAH Members and Children under 4

Get fashion forward with colorful body and fashion art displays and activities at our 3rd Friday Fashion and Body Art Festival:

Want to learn some new hair tricks? The Salon on the Square will demonstrate historical makeup and hairdos on live models. Learn how to braid hair and make DIY makeup with the Cosmos Factory, who will host a braid bar, a make-your-own-makeup bar, and demonstrate how to design historical hairstyles.

Swap out your old garb for new gems with UCSC’s Slug Styleclothing swap by bringing in your unwanted clothes and trading with others. Learn to make a baby girl dress from your old clothes with fashion designer Arielle Rose from CirKus Waggon Inventions, get messy with DIY stenciling, and craft bone jewelry, headbands and arm bands with artists Paula Lafave, Laura Wrong, and Aliso Leo from art collective Carcassses and Companionship.
Take face painting to the next level with local body artist Brenda Leach, concoct your own body scrub, and watch body art in action with Icarus Zaure Wendel who will paint on a live model on stage from 5:00-6:30, and Rose The Body Painter who will paint a masterpiece on a group of models throughout the evening. Share your tattoo tales at our tattoo tales booth. Get your glamour portrait drawn by tattoo artist from the Somos Gallery with your dream tattoo drawn in.
Don’t miss a fashion art paint-a-thon “FashionART: Paint to Wear” with local artists and fashion designers Rose Sellery, Tina Brown, and Angelo Grova: 8 artists. 8 models. 8 white jumpsuits. Artists will transform white jumpsuits into fashion art as the night goes on and models will model the jumpsuits in a runway show from 7:30-8pm. And who said dress up was for kids? Travel to different fashion eras with a Costume Photo Booth by local costume storeCloset Capers. Tallie Crawford from Closet Capers will also lead a costume design and sketching workshop at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30. American writer, lecturer, media activist, and former fashion model Ann Simonton will facilitate an interactive display in which participants can express their unique ideas on fashion freedom, folks from FashionTEENS Santa Cruz will lead a demonstration on “Communicating Your Values Through Fashion: Up-cycling, trash into fashion,” and Rana Satori Design will exhibit handmade fashion designs on stilts.

Don’t miss Kid Happy Hour with art activities just for kids from 4-5PM in the classroom.


  1. Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

    705 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA