Art Meets Fashion expands in its third year

The Art Meets Fashion event showcases premier designers, and visual and performance artists from around the state. In addition to showing off some of the most avant-garde work in Utah and being a who’s-who gathering for the world of Utah art, it is a benefit for the YWCA, an organization that helps women and children who are victims of domestic violence.

The AMF will be held Oct. 15, 6 p.m. to midnight, at the Granary Building, 404 W. 700 South, in Salt Lake City. The first hour will feature works from 26 local artists who created pieces with the theme of, ‘Deconstructing Venus.’ Local artists include John Bell, Tyler Bloomquist, Jason Wheatley, Dennis Mecham, Adrian Prazen and many more. Food and wine parings will be provided by the winners of Salt Lake Magazine’s Best of State award winners and ODOM Spirits West. Also, specialty cocktails will be served throughout the evening.

For the second hour, the models will take to the runway and display lines from seven local designers with their looks completed by local salons. The designers include Shelly Huynh, Andrea Black, DesNeiges Gregory, Danny Nappi, Andrea Hansen, Mary Rino and Roberto Leone. Throughout the evening performance artists will take the stage and will include aerial arts, musicians and more. The event is produced by (a)perture and will include a variety of art forms. The art exhibition is curated by the event producers, Heidi M. Gress and Anne Cummings Anderson.

“There’s just not too many events in Salt Lake to get dressed up and have a good time at,” said Gress. “This is the kind of event you’d see all the time in Los Angeles or New York. You really shouldn’t miss it.”

In its third year, AMF expands each year and around 500 attendees are expected this year. More artists are signed on each year and the reach of the event is larger than ever. Tickets are $50 and are selling quickly and can be purchased in advance at ArtMeetsFashion.net.

“We really wanted a venue to introduce fashion lovers to great art, and vice versa. And it’s great to do that while raising money and awareness for the YWCA,” Gress said.

Recently, the event was held in Park City.

“We’re trying to offer something different for Utahns. This is going to be an event that will feel much bigger than Utah. We’ve got so much talent here and we want to make sure everyone can be exposed to some of the great Utah artists,” she said.


Seth Bracken

Seth Bracken is the editor of QSaltLake

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