Come to the First Annual 2012 IAC Trashion Show: Couture Garbáge!

A dress by Maya Cryor made from trashbags.

We are excited to announce that the 2012 IAC Trashion Show: Couture Garbáge will take place on Friday, March 30th, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm upstairs at the Coney.  Thanks to the help of the IUP Fashion Association and the participation of the IUP art and fashion students, this unique fundraiser will feature over 50 edgy, original fashion designs and an incredible plastic sculptural piece made from recycled materials by the IUP art students in Steven Loar’s 3-D Design class.18 designers are signed up for the event so far, but the IAC and the IUP Fashion Association are still looking for people who would like to participate in the show.  Any designers and models that are interested in registering for Trashion can register online.  Anyone interested in volunteering at the event can e-mail Sarah Fritz, volunteer coordinator, at

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3D Reef Sculpture made from plastic

Trashion will be the first of an annual fundraiser event to benefit the Indiana Arts Council and its many programs.  The event is open to the public and will take place from 5:00pm to 7:00pm upstairs at the Coney, located at 642 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA.  Doors open for the public and VIP admittance at 5:00pm, when audience members can enjoy appetizers, door prizes, raffles, and an open bar at the Pre-Party before the fashion show.  Student ticket admittance will begin at 6:00pm when the catwalk lights up.

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VIP Admission will cost $25 each, and student tickets will cost $10 each.  Volunteers enter free of charge.   Tickets will be available for pickup through the Indiana Arts Council,  Michael B. Shoes and Smicksburg Pottery, by phone 724-465-2787, or by mailing a check to Indiana Arts Council, PO Box 563, Indiana, PA 15701.

For more information about the IUP Fashion Association, please visit their blog at .