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6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Strut Your Stuff Red Carpet
(All Guests Welcome)

7:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Celebrity
Red Carpet

7:00 p.m. Cocktails and Dinner

9:00 p.m. Program

9:30 p.m. Party

  • Dinner
  • Cocktails
  • Party
  • DJ and Dancing
  • Second Line
  • Silent Auction
  • Live Auctions
  • Entertainment

Richard Lawson and Tina Knowles Lawson cordially invite you to attend and participate in the first annual Wearable Art Gala

Benefiting WACO Theater Center (Where Art Can Occur) a non-profit organization

Honorary Chairpersons: Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Solange Knowles, Kelly Rowland

“Every person is God’s unique creation, so unleash your creative side.” –Tina Knowles Lawson

Design your own fabulous wearable art and show your creation on the red carpet (Wearable Art or Formal Attire)

Cash Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place winners who will be photographed with Miss Tina, Richard, and Honorary Chairpersons

Enjoy cocktails, Miss Tina’s famous seafood gumbo, and Creole cuisine presented by

View art exhibits and installations at the California African American Museum

Meet Tina’s Angels and learn about the new WACO Theater Center, Mobile Theater, and Richard’s Warriors.

NOTE: Upon purchase, ticket confirmation will be sent to you via email. Periodically, updates pertaining to the Gala will be sent to you from WACO Theater Center and Richard Lawson Studios.
*No one under 16 years of age*
Invite Cover (Top row, left to right): “NEWSPAPER DRESS” by Rachel Sigmon and Ashley Gompert, photographed by www.agphotoart.com; “WALL FLOWER” Dress by Lauralye Miko, photographed by Klas Axel Stolpe; “SCHIAPARELLI’S CIRCLES” Necklace by Marjorie Schick (2005) Painted wood, canvas, and stitched thread H. 30″ x W. 30″ x D. 1 1/2″ with cords extended 88” long photographed  by Gary Pollmiller/Philadelphia Museum of Art: Gift of the artist in honor ofher family, courtesy Helen Drutt, Philadelphia (2016); (Second row, left to right): “BRONZE MASK” by ktz (www.k-t-z.co.uk); “RECTANGULAR LOVE” (Producer, RUIXU STUDIO/Photographer,Raymond Tan/Fashion Design, RUIXU/Textile, Kinor Jiang/Model, Brenda Mutoni/Hair Style,Keiichiro Hirano/Make Up, Josie Chan/ruixustudio.com; (Third row, left to right): GL WOOD (GLWood Studios) photo credit; “SOLANGE KNOWLES” (leaf image) photographed by Carlotta Guerrero ; “NEWSPAPER SUIT” by DAMSCO Clothing; Invite Cover by Eli Bevins & Lu Bevins.

The Gala is now sold out. Thank you to all patrons who reserved Wearable Art Gala tickets in advance. For further ticket inquiries, please call Kristin at (213) 262-9099 and leave your complete contact information. You will be placed on standby list. Pending availability, you will notified if tickets become available.