Member Joan D. is participating in the 22nd annual RAGS Wearable Art sale and gallery competition, March 10-13, 2016, at Larson Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma in Fife. In the last 21 years RAGS has raised $1,402,000 for the YWCA Pierce County’s life-saving domestic violence services and plans to bring the 22-year total to over $1.5 million with the 2016 event. The RAGS Guild continues to build this event because the need for services for victims of abuse continues to grow.
Creative clothing, fashion accessories, and unusual jewelry from more than 70 artists of local, regional, and national acclaim will be for sale at the boutique-style show. A third of each RAGS artist’s sales benefit the YWCA’s domestic violence prevention and intervention programs.
Many RAGS artists hail from the Puget Sound area, and artists from around the country also display and sell their work at RAGS. Months before the show, the all-volunteer guild solicits regional individuals and businesses for monetary and in-kind donations to defray show expenses and supplement RAGS’s contribution to the YWCA. As a result, nearly 100 percent of RAGS proceeds go directly to the YWCA.
The RAGS show is open to the public at no charge at Larson Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma, 1701 Alexander Ave. E., Fife WA 98424, just off Interstate 5 in Fife. Show hours are Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The weekend begins with a ticketed Gala preview event on Thursday, March 10. The gala ticket price is $70 and tickets may be purchased at RAGSWearableArt.org. Also available for purchase at the website are RAGS gift certificates in any denomination.
For more information about the 22nd annual RAGS Wearable Art Show, visit RAGSWearableArt.org or call the RAGS hotline at 253-272-4181, ext. 352.