Ketchikan's Wearable Art

The Ketchikan Arts Council’s 29th annual Wearable Art Show, World Beat, was held over four shows this past weekend to sold out crowds at the Ted Ferry Civic Center. The event combines aspects of a theatrical performance, fashion show and gallery exhibit, and features one-of-a-kind artworks designed to be worn by the human body. Ketchikan has been hosting the popular event since 1986, one year before the World of Wearable Art Show debuted in New Zealand.

In the past 20 years, shows have been springing up in other Southeast communities, including Petersburg, Sitka and Juneau. Sitka’s 2015 show is scheduled for March 7, and this year’s Juneau Wearable Art show will be this weekend, Feb. 14 and 15, with the theme of Juxtaposition. For photos of the Juneau show, see next week's Arts in the Capital City Weekly.

For more on the Juneau show, visit

For more on Sitka’s show, visit

And for more on Ketchikan’s show, visit


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