Trashion Fashion Week – April 5-12, 2019!

Sonoma Community Center’s fundraising Trashion Fashion Week is April 4-12 where we celebrate recycling and reusing our materials for the greater good of our planet.  And once again the Center is offering a variety of events, workshops, and parties where you are invited to participate!

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April 4 – 12

BARBIE: Reclaimed & Reinvented
GALLERY 212,  Sonoma Community Center.  

$1 Admission

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 4th , 5:30-7:30pm

During the full Week of Trashion “Barbie: Reclaimed & Reinvented,” will be on exhibit in Gallery 212 at the Sonoma Community Center.  The exhibit includes a silent auction of the dozens of cast off Barbies rescued from local thrift stores and recycling plants repurposed and dressed in tiny trash couture by local artists.  The dolls will be available for sale as well.  

The exhibit will remain open through April 12 and will include the Trashion Week “Wrap Up” PartyFriday, April 12 at the Sonoma Community Center where final Barbie bids will be made, Trashion Fashion contestants will exhibit their designs, and winners of the Trashion Fashion Show will be announced. 

Download Submission Form HERE to participate.

Saturday, April 6


Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall
126 First Street West, Sonoma, CA 95476

The annual hit Trashion Fashion Runway Show returns!   Original and outrageous wearable art is created from recycled materials and cast off junk and then paraded down the catwalk for everyone’s enjoyment.  Prizes and winners will be announced at the Trashion “Wrap Up” Friday, April 12th at which the Trashion outfits will be displayed for closer admiration and artists will be available to discuss their techniques.

Matinee Show:  1:00 PM  (Doors Open at 12:30 PM)
Evening Show & Reception:   4:00 PM  (Doors Open at 3:30 PM)

Sunday, April 7  

11:00amSonoma Community Center Secret Garden.  

FREE Admission.

Sonoma’s own Trashion Fashion contest and show for pets!  This free event open to the community will showcase pet-friendly original creations from recycled materials of course!  Owners may dress up as well.  Winners will be awarded and PetsLifeline will be on hand to offer adoption opportunities.

All well-behaved canines and owners are invited to participate in Dogs on the Catwalk – Sonoma’s only Trashion Show for dogs.  Download Entry Form HERE to participate.

Monday, April 8  

“Trash Art for the Garden” Gardening Seminar
7:00pmSonoma Community Center, Room 110

FREE Admission.

When you troll thrift shops, yard sales, and Recycletown, there’s nothing so exhilarating as coming across a treasure you know is just right for your garden. Your spouse or friends might say, “What, that’s just an old piece of junk.” You know better. With a little sanding and paint, some glue or nails, you are certain you have scored a unique art piece for your yard. Rust, scratches or chipped paint are fine; they just add character. In her powerpoint presentation, Sandy will show you 100’s of fun and creative items that you can add to your garden, just the way you discovered them or with a little bit of touch-up love.   Come early, space is limited.

Tuesday, April 9  

Encaustic Collage Class
6:00- 9:00pmSonoma Community Center. Room 208

$60 / ($54 members)

Instructor:  Anastatia Chiurco.    Turn your crafting or Trashion scraps into a mixed medium collage work of art. Experience firsthand the creative encaustic technique: glued layers of paper and mixed medium on a wood board that is then sealed with a bee’s wax mixture. After the wax has been applied, you will have the opportunity to add items of your choice (i.e. washi tape, keys, metal items, wooden letters, ribbon, or rickrack) to stick to the wax and create a 3D collage.  Students will also be given the chance to melt in shapes and paint. Bring your imaginations and willingness to play.

Students should bring copies of old pictures, or any item you would like to put in your collage (we can find a way to include most things).  If you have old magazines, phone books or sheet music that you are willing to share please bring it.

All Levels / Ages 16+               To register for this class please call (707) 938-4626 x1

Wednesday, April 10  

“Preparing the Unplanned Meal” Weaving Culinary Leftovers Into Community Meals Class

6:30- 8:00pmSonoma Community Center. Kitchen.  $70 / ($63 members)

Instructor:  The Epicurean Connection.       You are invited to enjoy delicious hearty soup, crisp fresh salad, and an adult beverage as you learn directly from The Epicurean Connection about the art of preparing unplanned meals and looking into our community’s food waste.  Walk away with new inspiring recipe ideas and ways that we can do our part in the world.

All Levels / Ages 21+         To register for this class please call (707) 938-4626 x1

Thursday, April 11  

Bike Tube Jewelry Making Class

6:30- 8:30pmSonoma Community Center, Room 201.   $45 / ($40 members)

Instructor:  Lexi Bakkar.        Recycling is cool especially when you can wear it!  Students will learn how to turn old bike tubes into fun earrings, necklaces and other jewelry.  This material is so versatile, easy to work with, and many people mistake it for leather.  All materials are provided.

Beginners / All Ages         To register for this class please call (707) 938-4626 x1

Friday, April 12

5:00 – 7:30pm, Sonoma Community Center

“Pay-What-You-Can” Admission

Come party like Trashionistas!   And don’t miss this event where it all comes together  – Final Barbie bids will be made, Trashion Fashion and Dogs on the Catwalk contestants will exhibit and discuss their designs, and winners of the Trashion Fashion Shows will be announced and awarded prizes.  Save the Date!  Food, drinks, recycled crafts and so much more!


Thank you to our Trashion Fashion Week Sponsors and Partners:    Republic of Thrift, Rancho Maria, Master Gardeners, Pet Food Express, Bon Marche, Aaron Avery & Christopher Mahurin, Recology, Cafe La Haye, Friedman’s Hardware, Sonoma Garbage Collectors, John & Phyllis Gurney and The Girl and the Fig.  Additional Support from the City of Sonoma and the County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors.  Proceeds benefit the Sonoma Community Center’s educational programs.


Sundays, March 24 & 31, 2019

Would you like to make a look for your furry one, but unsure how to go about it?  And/or would you and your pet like to walk the “Dogs on the Catwalk” Trashion Show April 7?  Under the guidance of Fiber Department Head, Eric Jackson and team, this class will provide inspiration and guidance for you to to transform unconventional materials into walking outfits for your pets.  Owners will also have the opportunity to create companion accessories and looks to go with their pets’.

The $65 class enrollment fee includes the $25 fee to enter the “Dogs on the Catwalk” Trashion show for pets.

Students are asked to bring in materials that speak to them – materials that have been previously used, rescued from the trash/recycling bin, or purchased at a thrift store.  Tools and other recycled materials and supplies will be provided.

$65 / ($59 members)

All Levels / Age 9+                   To register for this class please call (707) 938-4626 x1