Wearable Art 2021 Update

Wearable Art 2021 “Intergalactic” Tackles Another Dimension and New Galaxies | A Week-Long Festival, Streamed Performances to Your Home, Community Scavenger Hunt, and More!

Event Overview: Wearable Art Extravaganza 2021: Intergalactic
Event Date & Time: May 14, 2021 – May 22, 2021
Location: Juneau, Alaska – multiple online and in-person event locations
More Info: www.jahc.org/wearable-art/

About the Wearable Art Extravaganza

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council is excited to announce the next phase of Juneau’s favorite celebration of community creativity – the annual Wearable Art Extravaganza! Now in it’s twenty-first year, Wearable Art 2021: Intergalactic will fly into new galaxies as an entire week-long festival in May 2021, with many opportunities for artists, creators, businesses, and community members to engage. Although Juneauites may not be able to connect in-person for the usual runway show in February, the Wearable Art production team created new ways to bring the fantastic creations of Wearable Art Artists straight to your own home to the magic of your home screen, befitting the “Intergalactic” theme: a live-streamed show of the Artists, the MCs and exciting new aspects yet to be unveiled. A brief overview of Festival events is listed below:

May 14, 15, 16 – Wearable Art: “Intergalactic” live-streamed show. Times and tickets TBA.
May 17-21 – Wearable Art Auction, Community Scavenger Hunt, and more
May 21-22 – Wearable Art Living Gallery Exhibit (see the artwork in-person at a socially distanced walk-through opportunity, following all pandemic guidelines). Times and tickets TBA.

Artist Registrations: Deadline January 15, Late Applications considered until January 22.

The official deadline to register as a 2021 Artist was January 15, 2021. However, the Wearable Art production team will consider late applications that are submitted no later than January 22. The 2021 application is fairly short, and more info about the updated process for 2021 artists, including an Artist Packet, is available at: www.jahc.org/wearable-art/

Community Ideas Welcome

The JAHC Staff, Board, and Wearable Art Production Team are actively planning all festival events currently. Would you like to brainstorm with us? Are you an organization or business that would like to be involved, perhaps as a donor, or sponsor of the festival? Perhaps as an unusual venue perfect for social distancing? Would you like to volunteer? Use this survey to get in touch with us: https://airtable.com/shrsTdKBJeK7rOv9i

Director’s Vision Statement

Margeaux Ljungberg joins the Wearable Art Production Team again to guide our spaceships into new frontiers. Read more about her vision for Wearable Art 2021: Intergalactic below.

Hello Juneau!

What a year it has been since we last gathered together as models, artists, volunteers, collaborators and audience members. We can all agree that this past year has been exhausting, sometimes sad, and often frustrating. However, your Wearable Art team has been hard at work reimagining this Community Extravaganza, and I am so excited to welcome you to Wearable Art 2021: Intergalactic – live stream edition. How fortuitous that a year ago our community chose a theme that would send us into space? I, for one, am completely ready to ditch this “frakking” popsicle stand, climb aboard the Starship JAHC and blast off. More than 50 years after Neil Armstrong took his first step on the moon, space continues to fascinate and inspire us. As artists, we can imagine the unlimited possibilities of space, which in turn allows us to reflect back on our own humanity, our fear of the unknown, and our hope for the future. Together, we will speed through the stars on an intergalactic space mission to discover new worlds. Through the science of your residential holodeck (aka television) we shall engage with new alien races and Artificial Intelligence. Each evening our intrepid artists will use the force and beam themselves into your homes, and guided by our dedicated crew on the bridge, we will venture into space – Wearable Arts’ next frontier.

“Another dimension, new galaxy. Intergalactic, planetary” – Beastie Boys, 1998.