On Thursday, March 14, Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16, 2019, Carbondale Arts will produce the 11th Annual Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza: OZ. Full of locals, performance art, multimedia, inspiring sustainable fashion and a storyline to boot, this show isn’t just entertaining– it is about raising money to educate our youth in the Roaring Fork Valley. Green is the New Black sells out every year at 550 seated tickets plus standing room each night. Local and national designers and artists come together to create a dynamic, alluring, and thought-provoking event featuring fashion that sparks the imagination and is created from recycled and/or sustainable materials. These creations, intertwined with dance and multimedia artistry, attract an audience from throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond.
Application due Friday, November 9
Green is the New Black sells out the house at over 550 people a night for two nights (plus standing room only tickets). That is over 1100 people seeing your designs, not to mention your clothing's information being distributed in 4000 local newspapers via the show's program. Coverage on GITNB reaches over 50,000 people(and counting!) between newspaper, radio and social media. Both our audience and designers come from all around the country. About 25% of our audience comes from Aspen, 60% from elsewhere in the Roaring Fork Valley and 15% beyond!
Becoming a GITNB designer, provides great exposure without all the stress and cost of producing your own show. You as a designer do what you’re best at--creating great clothes--while we do the heavy lifting in providing models, hair and makeup, music and runway blocking. It’s a win-win way to get your name out there, express yourself creatively and help us produce a sensational event that raises money for community and arts education!
The Designer Challenge awards cash prizes to our designers for "Best Overall" collection, $250 for "Most Fashion Forward" and $250 for "Most Original".
Interested in being a Co-Producer or Partner?
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Participation as a partner puts your name in front of thousands of people, as well as showcases your business year-round at other events such as the beloved Carbondale Mountain Fair. It connects you with the important messages of sustainability, creativity and community--messages that are in the forefront of our minds worldwide today.
We invite you, or your company, to be part of this premier valley event in the heart of the Carbondale Creative District by joining with us as a partner. Support our local arts education with your commitment to us. We welcome the opportunity to meet with your company representatives to further discuss the details.
Proceeds from the show will directly benefit Carbondale Arts’ arts education programs which include free after-school arts classes, curriculum-based arts education, bilingual piano and the Rosybelle Mobile Maker Bus, youth scholarships and other programs. For further inquiries, please contact me at 970-963-1680 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
See videos from past shows
Watch the full 2018 show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wurxhZeodU&feature=youtu.be&has_verified=1
Watch the "witch scene" from the 2018 show here: https://vimeo.com/259513449. Videography by Sue Drinker of Drinker Durrance Graphics.
Watch the full 2017 show here: https://vimeo.com/228976970. Videography by Sue Drinker of Drinker Durrance Graphics.
Edit from the 2015 show "Underground" by Jeremiah Hutchens & Brandon Luck McDuffey: https://vimeo.com/289178755