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Trashion Fashion Runway Show

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Be a Trashion Volunteer! We need your help at this year’s Trashion Fashion Show on Earth day, April 22nd.
Volunteers are also needed at the Trash Bash / Dogs on the Catwalk event on April 29th!

“BARBIE: Reclaimed & Reinvented,” Exhibit & Silent Auction.
April 13th – April 29th

Gallery 212, Sonoma, 2nd floor, Sonoma Community Center.

Free Opening Reception and Silent Auction opens: Thursday, April 13th, From 5:30 – 7:30 PM.
Free Gallery Entry & Silent Auction open daily from April 14th – April 29th, 10 AM – 7 PM.

Auction Closes at the Trash Bash on April 29th, at 2 PM

This art show at the Center, featuring local and national community submitted entries, will showcase Barbie dolls and friends saved from the landfills, thanks in part by Recology, and repurposed into new works of recycled art. All proceeds from the Barbie Auction directly supports Sonoma Community Center arts and sustainability programming.

Annual Trashion Fashion show on Earth Day!
Saturday, April 22nd

2:00 – 5:00 PM
Sonoma Veteran’s Memorial Hall. 126 1st St West, Sonoma

Sonoma Community Center’s beloved event, the Trashion Fashion Show will be live and in-person on Saturday, April 22nd, Earth Day, from the Sonoma Veteran’s Memorial Hall with a 2:00 PM matinée and a 5:00 PM evening show with a “Sweets and Bubbles Reception” following. Outrageous head-to-toe designs, made from recycled materials and found objects, will once again walk the runway handmade by local community members who answered the challenge of turning trash into wearable art.

Tips Roadside food truck available at 1:15 PM prior to the 2 PM show, and 4:15 PM prior to the 5 PM show.
Avoid the lines! Preorder your food for pickup before the trashion fashion show.

Dogs on the Catwalk & Trash bash!
Saturday, April 29th

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Dogs on the Catwalk
Sonoma Community Center’s Back Patio.

Applications are due by April 26th

Closing Auction for BARBIE: Reclaimed & Reinvented at 2 PM.

12:30 – 3:00 PM – Trash bash!
Sonoma Community Center.

Turn your dog into a Trashionista using only recycled materials in this fun and casual local event, Dogs on the Catwalk at the Trash bash.

A Trashion runway show for doggies
Trashion outfits exhibited
Trashion Winners awarded
Final Barbie bids
Recology information table
Refreshments, activites, & more!

Thank you to our generous sponsors and partners of Trashion Fashion! We cannot do it without you!
Vickie Soulier, E. Patricia Herron, Janet Nusbaum. Republic of Thrift, Recology, Bag &, County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors, Creative Sonoma AIGO, Sonoma Garbage Collectors, Lynn Martin, Cafe La Haye, Coursey Graves Estate Vineyards and Tips Roadside!

Individual donations help us create unique events and programming such as Trashion Fashion, free trashion workshops, and our general programming.

We have 8 great raffle items available!  Each raffle ticket is $10 a piece or $25 for 3. Raffle tickets are available for sale at the Sonoma Community Center office, in person or by phone.  Also, at the Trashion Fashion Barbie Exhibit, Friday Farmers Market, Trashion Fashion, Dogs on the Cat Walk and the Trash Bash.  Get your raffle tickets, print your name and phone number on one side of the ticket stub and place that ticket in the container for the item(s) you would like to win.  Enter as often as you’d like!

Raffle winners will be drawn at the 4/29 Trash Bash.  You don’t have to be present to win, but you will miss lots of fun!

Eco-Art Cuff Bracelets with Debra Rapoport

Tuesday, April 25th, from 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Room 201, Fiber Arts Studio
All Skill levels welcome! Sliding scale fees from $30 / $50 / $65.
Financial aid available.
Class Description

Join special guest instructor Debra Rapoport (51.7K followers on Instagram) as she guides you in making artful and fanciful cuff bracelets from found materials. Learn Debra’s ABC technique of Assembling, Building and Constructing. Start with a paper cardboard roll as a base, then build a composition using an image from a postcard, a label, a photograph, or a magazine image. Next, add found objects such as bottle caps, Nespresso pods, buttons and shells, and finish with textures – fabric scraps, yarn, rope. Make a fashion statement by wearing several at a time!

All materials are provided but you are welcome to bring any images, textural material and objects you might like to create with.

About the Instructor

Debra Rapaport

Instructor / Artist

New York style icon Debra Rapoport is wild about sustainable fashion. Working with non-traditional and repurposed materials since the 1960’s, she creates exquisite accessories using found materials. Since “Frugality is Fun” she’d rather reinvent and curate her closet than be a conspicuous consumer. Her work is in the collections of Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), MAD (Museum of Art and Design), Los Angeles County Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Helen William Drutt Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the IIias Lanounis Jewelry Museum, to name a few.

Sliding Scale Guidance

When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.

Class Policies

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is handled on an individual basis. If you think you qualify, follow the link below to apply.

Every April, Trashion Fashion celebrates the intersection of fashion, art, and environmental sustainability. 

The main event is a runway show that features unique garments, made by community members from recycled or found and unlikely materials. Trashion also includes a gallery show of Barbies, saved from our local landfill and dressed in unique upcycled fashion, a free community Trash Bash party, and a Dogs on the Catwalk show for four-legged companions.

To learn more, please contact Molly Spencer at (707) 928-4626 ext. 4, or

Outrageous outfits made from recycled materials walk the runway in this fashion show where art, design, and ecology come together.

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