The Salon Professional Academy of Tacoma will partner with the YWCA Pierce County RAGS Guild & the RAGS Wearable Art Sale and Gallery Artists to present “RAGS to Runway: A Storybook Fashion Show As Told by TSPA Students.” This fashion show will be held at The Salon Professional Academy of Tacoma (TSPA), 3702 South Fife Street Tacoma, WA 98409 on October 27th, 2011. Doors open at 6:00 p.m..
The fashion show will give Salon Professional Academy’s cosmetology and esthetic students an opportunity to collaborate with local fiber, jewelry and clothing designers in creating high-fashion hair and makeup looks in a show that is sure to inspire! There will be an opportunity to purchase the artists’ creations.
This event will serve as a kick-off to the 18th annual juried RAGS Wearable Art Show & Sale that will take place March 9-11, 2012, at Larson’s Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma in Fife. TSPA’s RAGS to Runway will give RAGS artists an opportunity to display their talent prior to the March event. All proceeds from the fashion show will support the domestic violence prevention and intervention programs of the YWCA Pierce County.
The RAGS Wearable Art Sale and Gallery raises money each year for the YWCA Pierce County through proceeds from the sale, as well as underwriting from individual and corporate sponsors. “This is the first year we’ve partnered with TSPA to expand the impact we all can make in supporting the important work of the YWCA in our community,” said RAGS Chair Kristy Gledhill. “One of our Guild members, Peggy Rose Webster, is a teacher at TSPA and her creativity and passion for the YWCA bridged the work of the Guild and TSPA and resulted in this fun event. The students get experience, local wearable artists get more exposure, and the YWCA gets increased support for its programs. Everyone wins.”
The RAGS to Runway showcase and sale will help the Guild top the million-dollar mark in cumulative donations to the YWCA over the Guild’s 18-year history.
The YWCA Pierce County operates the country’s largest safe shelter for women and their children. The agency’s comprehensive menu of domestic violence services, offers clients real tools to change their lives through safety, healing, and empowerment.
The Salon Professional Academy is an innovative training center and the only beauty school endorsed by Redken 5th Avenue NYC for Excellence in Education. Students receive a superior education and are empowered to explore their creativity while learning the latest techniques in a leading-edge facility. The Salon Professional Academy also enables success by teaching critical business building skills which prepare students to become future industry leaders.