The Fashion District Arts Festival is a district-wide celebration of the creative individuals, groups and companies that contribute to the unique energy that fuels America’s fashion capital.
Get to know the artists, galleries and performing arts groups that make this neighborhood great! Listen in on the reading of a new play, make a behind-the-scenes visit to artists’ studios, or check out unique art installations throughout the neighborhood. It’s all part of our annual Fashion District Arts Festival.
Creativity Meets the Street
Check out what went down during our special “Artists Services” Lunchtime Intervention program which kicked off the first day of our 2012 Arts Festival. The plazas of Broadway in the Garment District were wild with wackiness and innovation, just as they should be!
The large crowd that gathered was shocked to see Nelson Loskamp use his self-contained electrobarber apparatus. Thankfully none of his customers found themselves in a similar state.
Who was that masked woman creating disguises free of charge for anyone who approached her and her antique sewing machine. We may never know… Oh wait it was local artist Laura McMillian.
This particular Artists Service from the artist collective Rubulad – Hammocker Schlemmer - was so popular that there are several petitions circulating online already to institute public-use hammocks in the city.
Marc Scrivo wasn’t afraid to get up in people’s faces to take some amazing portraits of some of the Garment Districts denizens.
At first I thought Liz Barry and Bill Wetzel were some random lonely people showing up to piggyback off our festivities. Turns out this is a part of their ongoing project, Talk To Me.
Kristin Reger, perhaps the most resourceful moustachioed woman we’ve ever met, shows our own Jerry Scupp how to do his own fabric printing using Icy Hot, a spoon and some serious elbow grease.