📝#SAVAGE 2022 Planning/Meet & Greet Night

#SAVAGE is back!

Cedarhurst is excited to announce that we are bringing back the popular Upcycled Fashion Show! #SAVAGE– Saturday, February 19, 2022.

You are invited to be part of the show! We are seeking designers, models and volunteers. If you are interested in signing up, please respond to this email so we can put your name on the list. There is no fee to participate.

There will be a Meet and Greet/Orientation/Planning night on Wednesday, January 12th, 6:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Museum Performance Hall. We will go over the logistics of the show and make plans for this year’s theme Avant-Grunge. We are also hoping to play match-maker that evening for any designers seeking models or vice versa.

It is important everyone save the date for our mandatory Dress Rehearsal – Friday, February 18th, 6:30-9:30 p.m. We will finalize the run-way show, go over backstage protocol, and other important logistics to make this year’s Savage one of the best yet!

For Designers: Here are some helpful tips and FAQ’s

  • Artists may use fabric. There are no restrictions on materials. We encourage artists to be creative and cost-efficient and consider repurposing used or recycled materials. Fabric or ‘premade’ clothing can be used to affix new materials for color and texture.
  • Nudity is not acceptable. However, sheer fabrics or translucent materials are ok as long as there is still something ‘left to the imagination.’ Male models should at least have on briefs or boxers but, are not required to wear a shirt. Females will need some kind of covering for their breasts, pubic, and rear areas. If there are questions as to the ‘appropriateness’ of certain pieces, or how far we can push the ‘acceptable line’ please contact Carrie Gibbs. Cedarhurst does not want to censor artists, and this event is for 18 and older adults, however, there is a certain level of modesty we still strive to maintain for the comfortability of our patronage.
  • The fashion piece created will need to be ‘mobile.’ Your model will need to be able to walk the distance of the run-way more than once and be able to go up and downstairs.
  • Yes, it is ok for more than one designer to collaborate and work together on one fashion piece.
  • Yes, it is ok for a designer to be their own model and wear the piece they create.
  • Yes, it is ok for a designer to create more than one piece for the show. You may work with multiple models or one model can wear both pieces and will have to change into the second piece during intermission.

To Sign-Up or if have Questions please contact: SAVAGE Coordinator: Carrie Gibbs, Director Shrode Art Center – carrie@cedarhurst.org 618-242-1236 ext. 249


Jan 12 2022


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


No Cost to Attend


Performance Hall inside Mitchell Museum
2600 E Richview Rd., Mt Vernon, IL 62864