Thank you for your support at the 2022 Wearable Art Gala,

as we celebrated 5 years of WACO, to raise resources supporting

WACO’s artistic and youth mentorship programs.


This year we relive the history of Harlem and step into the night—celebrating the fashions of the 1920s-50s. After two years away, this will be a night to remember.

From music and dancing to savory culinary dishes and signature cocktails, we’ll experience the big ballrooms, jazz clubs, speakeasies, iconic restaurants and theaters where artists such as Duke Ellington, Bill Bojangles Robinson, Zora Neale Hurston, Cab Calloway, Langston Hughes, Billie Holiday, Pearl Primus, Ella Fitzgerald and others performed.

The films “Harlem Nights” and “The Cotton Club” serve as this year’s inspiration. The evening will reclaim the artistic legacies of our ancestors and bring Harlem to Los Angeles.

Honorary Chairs

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Bianca Lawson, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Solange Knowles

Host Committee Members

Kawanna Brown, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Cheryl Creuzot, Marcia L. Dyson, Babe Evans, Melba Farquhar, Lela Rochon Fuqua, Mai Lassiter, Holly Robinson-Peete, Eula Smith, Robi Reed, Trell Thomas, Jo-An Turman

2022 Auction Information

Thank you to the artists who donated their work for this year’s auction. 

Press and Media

For press and media requests, please check back here for the 2023 press information. 

Sponsorship Opportunties

For corporate sponsorship opportunities contact:

Shay Wafer, WACO Theater Center Executive Director | (323) 632-9069

Designer & Stylist Directory

Need to prepare for the event? Check out this directory of local wearable art designers and stylist that can help bring your vision to life.

Wearable Art Gala Designer and Stylist Directory 2022

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