The Sonoma Community Center invites the public to participate in the annual Trashion Barbie Exhibit where Barbie, Ken, and other plastic dolls are saved from the landfills by transforming them into new works of art.  Individuals, organizations and all ages and skill sets are welcome to submit.

Gently used dolls of Barbie and friends as well as Entry Forms are now available for curbside pick-up from the back patio at the Sonoma Community Center, 276 East Napa St., between 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday on a first come, first serve basis until they are gone.  Participants may also submit their own dolls, if available.

The rules are simple: designers are asked to only use recycled objects, trash, or cast away materials to reinvent their doll into a one-of-a-kind artistic expression.  “It’s all about this creative waste management awareness that makes the Trashion events so fun,” Creative Programs Manager, Eric Jackson remarked.  “And because this year our events are now in the Fall, we can lean into the Holidays for even more inspiration.”

The finished works of doll art will be collected off of the Center’s back patio from now until the final deadline of Friday, October 9th.  Mail-in entries are also welcomed.  Each submission should include an Entry Form and Entry Fee to be included in the upcoming “Barbie: Reclaimed & Reinvented” Online Exhibit and Silent Auction with a live virtual Gallery Opening Show on Saturday, November 14th at 11:00am. 

The Trashion Barbie Exhibit marks just the beginning of the Center’s fundraising Trashion events scheduled for November, which includes the November 21st online premier of the ever-popular Trashion Fashion Runway Show.  “I can’t wait to share what we have cooking for our new virtual Trashion,” Jackson continued.  “As with all things virtual now, I’m excited to be able to expand the accessibility of participants as well as audience members who will be checking out this Sonoma staple for the first time.”  

For details of participation, online Entry Forms, or to submit an online Entry Fee, please CLICK HERE.  All proceeds from the week of Trashion fundraising go towards the Center’s educational programs.

Brightening lives through the arts, education, and community centered activities.

For over six decades, Sonoma Community Center has worked to inspire creative expression and enhance quality of life by bringing world class programming to the Valley of the Moon, and to preserve and restore our grand, historic building.