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JOIN US IN CELEBRATION OF THE INAUGURAL 2017 WEARABLE ART GALA

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
  • ALL SALES ARE FINAL

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*
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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.

Who's Attending

372 people are attending 2017 Wearable Art Gala

  • Jeanette Jenkins
  • Beverly Stevens
  • Stephanie Heuck
  • Nina Shaw
  • Demetrius Grosse
  • Gregory Mathis
  • Theresa Froehlich
  • Leticia Chavez
  • Susan Taylor
  • Jaunique Sealey
  • Juanita Moore
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway
  • Jacqueline White
  • Rolonda Watts
  • carrie odell
  • VIVICA FOX
  • Lee Hutton, III
  • Allo Greer
  • Denise Gordy
  • Areva Martin
  • Catherine Hughes
  • Alfred Jenkins
  • Clara Jenkins
  • CLIFF WATTS
  • Alex Kalognomos
  • George N'Namdi
  • Melissa Hayden
  • Kym Whitley
  • Reshma Pendleton
  • Lora Clemmons
  • Nakia Esteen
  • Gloria Williams
  • Tonya Winfield
  • Rhonda Welburn
  • Deborah Copeland
  • Cherry Creuzot
  • Denise Billings
  • Vanessa Armstrong
  • Sonya troullier
  • stan lathan
  • Talishia Johnson
  • LLOYD GITE
  • melanie lawson
  • Kevin Smith
  • Towalame Austin
  • Devaron Yates
  • Tasha Smith
  • Willard Jackson
  • Orette Patrick
  • Kawanna Brown
  • Sandra Graham
  • Octavia Spencer
  • Virginia Toalepai
  • Carl Lee
  • Debbi DiMaggio
  • Kyra Jackson
  • Phyllis Grigsby
  • Seleta Ellis
  • Celesse Rivera
  • Dana Pump
  • Deavra Daughtry
  • Irina Maleeva Goller
  • Petri Byrd
  • Gina Lewis
  • Yvonne Levette
  • Byronne Hearn
  • Nikkole Denson-Randolph
  • Talitha Watkins
  • Kim Roxie
  • Anthony Hills
  • Terri Holoman
  • Sandra Reynolds
  • Winston Burns
  • Stephen Barnes
  • Shykeem Smith
  • Candace Martin
  • Lisa Todd
  • Debra Langford
  • Andrea N Meigs
  • Marjorie Harvey
  • Nicole West
  • Kenneth Lyons
  • Cheryl Myers
  • David Sutphen
  • Erica Ash
  • Brenda Robinson
  • Anna Fuson
  • KILANDIGALU MADATI
  • Reginald Roberson
  • Courtney Bailey
  • Angela Mwanza
  • LaTanya Jackson
  • Pauletta Washington
  • rowderick whitehead
  • Sherine Jordan
  • bianca lawson
  • Jorge Ortiz
  • Alton LaDay
  • Betty Lynne Scott
  • Mara Akil
  • Kimberly Galbraith
  • Holly Peete
  • Melina Matsoukas
  • Arjay Smith
  • DeVon Franklin
  • Shanica Knowles
  • Britney Norris
  • Lyndon Barrois
  • Daniel Charlier
  • Beverly A Kerr
  • michael oppenheim
  • Annette Bracey
  • Mike Anderson
  • Jenna Hearn
  • eva kovacs
  • vera nelson
  • Charles Rogers
  • John Weatherspoon
  • Alexander Smalls
  • Rachel Kropa
  • Gayle King
  • Charyn Harris
  • Octavius Reid
  • Rory Wilfork
  • Marilyn Logan
  • Sugar Ray Leonard
  • Sheila Ewing
  • Rashad Riman
  • Martin King
  • Debbie A Nixon
  • George Shamieh
  • Amadea Bailey
  • Deborah Wafer
  • Marcia Withers
  • Ledisi Young
  • Terri Hines
  • Andrea Jones
  • mary davis
  • Michelle Martin
  • stanley atwater
  • Shaun Robinson
  • CAMERON JONES
  • Eleana Del Rio
  • Kylee Russell
  • chelsea tavares
  • Lori Aiken
  • Barbara Bundy
  • Coline Creuzot
  • ASHLEY SUTTON
  • stephen Hill
  • Todd Krim
  • LARKIN ARNOLD
  • Lela Fuqua
  • Susan Taylor
  • Linda Nguyen
  • Cynthia Ball-Ward
  • Kai Millard Morris
  • Alexis Woodson
  • Virginia Simmons
  • Kim Lewis
  • ROBI REED
  • Donald welch
  • Jeffrey Mendelsohn
  • gail porter
  • Donald Dodd
  • Ralph Farquhar
  • Monique Brown
  • Douriean Lumpkin Fletcher
  • Mavis Baird
  • Christine Choi
  • Danni Benson
  • Lauren Von Der Pool
  • Lee Anne Callahan
  • Moses Sumney
  • Shandrika Britton
  • Eshonna Watson
  • Vishnu Manchu
  • Angela Phea
  • Lou Switzer
  • Mary Thompson
  • Marni Senofonte
  • Thelma Houston
  • Renette Anderson
  • Molly Schade
  • Lyndrea Price
  • Angelica Terrazas
  • VU
  • michelle cole
  • Constance Orlando
  • shaffer smith
  • Herman Landry
  • Debbie Ohanian
  • Ashley Jackson
  • Yazmin Ramirez
  • Tracey Edmonds
  • Steve Pamon
  • Kimberly Steward
  • Gilbert Jacobs
  • DAMIAN O'HARA
  • Christina Le
  • Aventer Gray
  • Chris Beber
  • Doug De Forrest
  • Amie Witton-Wallace
  • Jeffrey Wafer
  • Candace jackson
  • Andraya Howard
  • BOURGIS OLIVIER
  • Shawn Holley
  • Keili Lefkovitz
  • David Pump
  • Betye Saar
  • Niija Kuykendall
  • Charles King
  • Michelynn Woodard
  • Niija Kuykendall
  • Karen KC Miller
  • Letoya Luckett
  • Douglas LeBow
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