Applications sought for wearable art exhibit and pop up shop

Designers and wearable art artists, ages 18 and up, are invited to participate in a Wearable Art Exhibit and Pop Up Shop, presented as a component of the annual North Charleston Arts Festival, to be held May 3-11, 2013. Designs juried into the show may compete for cash prizes totaling up to $500. Deadline for the free pre-jury process is Friday, March 4, 2013. An entry fee will be applied to accepted entries. Applications may be downloaded from the Applications page at

Organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, and juried by award-winning and nationally exhibiting textile artist, Torreah “Cookie” Washington, this unique exhibition offers emerging and established designers an opportunity to display and sell their inspiring wearable art designs of all styles for both men and women. Individual garments, ensembles, hats, handbags, scarves, belts, and shoes juried into the exhibit will be on display and available for sale at a pop up shop at the Charleston Area Convention Center, located at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston, from May 3 through 11, 2013. An opening reception and announcement of awards will be held at the Convention Center on Friday, May 3, 2013.

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Festival, the Wearable Art Exhibit and Pop Up Shop, or other exhibition opportunities, contact the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at (843)740-5854, email, or visit

Via: North Charleston Arts Festival