The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council’s 2011 Wearable Arts extravaganza “Illuminate” featured more than 80 artists’ creations. The fashion show was held at Centennial Hall on Saturday and Sunday in front of a sold-out audience. The annual event is a fundraiser for the JAHC and helps support art and artists in Juneau.
Wearable Arts allows local artists to spotlight their talents in a truly unique fashion and this year, for the first time in the 11 years of Wearable Arts in Juneau, the use of glowing materials was encouraged.
Prior to Sunday’s show, the Fourth Annual Mayor’s Awards for the Arts were presented. The recipients were: Artist, Della Cheney; Arts in Education, MK MacNaughton; Business Leadership in the Arts, Elgee Rehfeld Mertz; Innovative Application of the Arts, Aaron Elmore, Katie Jensen and Theatre in the Rough; Lifetime Achievement in the Arts, Susan Burke; Patron of the Arts, Sharon Gaiptman, Deborah Smith, and Missouri Smyth and Volunteer for the Arts, Daniel Beason.