7th Annual Wearable Art Gala & G74 Music and Media Arts Festival

What: 7th Annual Wearable Art Gala & G74 Music and Media Arts Festival
Where: Kelowna Community Theatre 1375 Water Street
When: Friday, July 30 2010. Doors 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. G74 starts at 10pm

WAG TICKETS: $39 ($25 for students) through SelectYourTickets.com
G74 Music and Media Arts Festival tickets: Free with WAG theatre ticket or $15 at the door

The Alternator’s Wearable Art Gala is on the scene once again with this wildly popular fundraiser event. Each year the audience is bigger, the show more finely choreographed and for the first time ever featuring the G74 Music and Media Arts Festival, inspired to bring you even closer to the full fantasy and thrill of WAG.

The Wearable Art Gala is an artistic exploration of all types of body adornment. This fun and funky adult theatre event is not a fashion show in the traditional sense – it’s an artistic exploration of all types of body adornment.

This year the WAG will unleash some 23 artists on stage blending burlesque sex appeal, clever design, breathtaking performance art, vaudeville humour and sheer spectacle. Past highlights include a battle dress made from 2000 chopsticks and other unusual designs using string licorice, tennis balls, pillows, computer keyboards and balloons filled with pebbles.

Following the theatre show the Kelowna Community Theatre will be transformed into a multi-stage nightclub experience including media-based visual art (audio, video, 3D, lights, performance) and musical guest DJs. Media artists Chris Bose, Tim Fehr (SpellcastProductions.com) and Arthur (DesignModeStudios.com) set the stage with audio, video and performance designed for interaction.

The G74 Music and Media Arts Festival begins as DJs literally lift audiences off their feet with electronic music perfect for mingling, art and dancing. DJ Elis Dye opens the evening with a high energy mix of styles, JGirl & Manousos (Footwerk.ca) journey through the laid-back grooves of Deep House, while guest DJ Timothy Wisdom unifies, intensifies, uplifts and penetrates the senses.

The Alternator is Kelowna’s only artist-run centre. This is our major annual fundraiser and all proceeds go to support our operations – bringing innovative exhibitions and special events to Kelowna year-round, while supporting the careers of local emerging artists.

For information about the Wearable Art Gala – including video from previous galas– visit the Alternator web site at: AlternatorGallery.com.

The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors:

Okanagan International Film Festival

Gonzo Magazine: G74 Music and Media Arts Festival
Big Rock Brewery: Big Rock Bistro
DesignMode Studios: Chill Out Lounge

George “Chicklets” Cwiklewski, Oxygen Salon & Academy, Alison Pickering Photography, Inter- Mtn Sign Co, KelownaEvents.info, NovaRae Interiors, Sonoran Estate Winery, Bella Clothing Boutique and Dandy Diva Gems and Jewels, Cannery Coffee, Kelowna Acupuncture, Dr. Hilary A. Pada, MAC Cosmetics, Health in Hand Family Chiropractic, Jo-Anne Martin, SPL Sound, Urban Harvest, Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, Opus Framing and Art Supplies, Rollingdale Winery, Alice Pallett, Sturgeon Hall Restaurant, Sweet Dreams Fine European Lingerie, Bikram Yoga Kelowna, Funktional, Kelowna Art Gallery, Tweaked and Yummy Vintage Apparel, BroSista clothing co., Fresh Healthy Café, Memphis Blues, Centre of Gravity, Ballet Kelowna and Glass Art by SIMS.

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