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Local artists, designers, and fashionistas are busy placing the final touches on their one-of-a-kind creations for the Tecumseh Center for the Arts Junk to Funk! eco fashion show on Friday, April 17, 2015.

With a silent auction and Fashion Wars rounding out the evening, this annual fundraiser is filled with food, fashion, and plenty of fun.


The eco-fashion show will feature wearable art created from recycled items or repurposed clothing. Garments may also be auctioned (if the creator agrees) to raise additional funds for the Tecumseh Center for the Arts fundraiser, Junk to Funk! Unique and creative doesn’t even begin to describe the distinctive and eco friendly garments that have already been submitted. Some of the entries include: Asian Persuasion, crafted completely from chop sticks and chop stick wrappers; Memphis Blue, created solely from tissue paper and sheet music, and Black and White and Red All Over made from – you guessed it – newspaper and 230 milk jug caps. These and other wearable creations will be judged by a panel of design professionals and Junk to Funk! attendees.

Highlighted again this year is Fashion Wars. Teams of stylists must race the clock to outfit a model using cast-off and recycled items supplied moments before the competition. Each group must make their models runway ready, complete with hair and makeup!

The evening culminates with a silent auction. The auction provides a fantastic opportunity for the community to support hometown businesses and the arts in one fell swoop. Local artisans and craftsmen create up-cycled or recycled non-wearable art pieces to be auctioned off during the evening. Proceeds raised during the evening will benefit the theater. The goal this year is to raise $10,000. Each year the Tecumseh Center for the Art provides the community with quality entertainment featuring everything from national touring shows, to our very own friends, neighbors, and children, sharing their talents on the stage.

Junk to Funk! will take place at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts on Friday, April 17, beginning at 6:00 pm. Tickets for this unique event are $25 and include hors d’oeuvres, music, a silent auction and of course, plenty of fashion.

If you would like additional information regarding Junk to Funk! eco fashion show, Fashion Wars, or the silent auction, contact the Tecumseh Center for the Arts at 517-423-6617 or Shelley Lim at 517-423-5602 or via email at slim@tecumseh.mi.us.

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