In 2006, Angelo Grova, of Michaelangelo Gallery, hosted a fashion show in the parking lot outside his gallery to help support a friend studying fashion design. Much to Grova's surprise, more than 400 people showed up in his parking lot that night... and so, FashionART Santa Cruz was born. Encouraged by the overwhelming success of that evening Grova, along with a dedicated group of volunteers, moved the show to the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. Now an annual event, FashionART Santa Cruz showcases exquisite creations by emerging designers and spectacular, wearable art pieces that have become legendary.
FashionART Santa Cruz takes the very best of fashion and art while melding them together to create both colorful and completely unique designs. Not only are these designs wearable but they are also one of-a-kind pieces of art hand crafted by some of the most talented artists. FashionART Santa Cruz is a full blown multi-media runway fashion show featuring ready to wear from local and independent designers and unique one of a kind art pieces, all strutting down the runway for a truly unforgettable event.
FashionART Santa Cruz 2016 will partner with non-profit organization, the Santa Cruz Education Foundation, who will receive partial proceeds from ticket sales.