Here you will find all of the necessary information needed for your 2018 Wearable Art Gala Experience!
TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT
A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved minutes away from the Alexandria Ballroom.
To book a hotel room, please visit the following link by JANUARY 30, 2018.
JW Marriott ($359.00 per night plus tax and fees)
DEADLINE FOR ROOM BOOKINGS: JANUARY 30, 2018
ROOMS MUST BE RESERVED BY JANUARY 30, 2018
2018 Gala Sponsor Ads – Deadline February 20, 2018
Include your Business Advertisement or Congratulatory Ad to our honorees in our Limited Edition Commemorative Gala Program Book !
This year, the Gala pays tribute to Gloria Carter and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.
Gloria Carter is the inaugural recipient of the Everyday People Award. Ms. Carter co-founded the Shawn Carter Foundation with her son,
JAY-Z, with the mission of helping individuals who face socio-economic hardships to further their education at post secondary institutions.
To submit your ad, please follow the steps below:
- Step One: See ad size and pricing options to select your congratulatory ad. Click Here to Read Specs
- Step Two: Submit your message via email to Cicley@wacotheatercenter.com
- Step Three: Complete your payment at the link below.
Deadline for all messages, original artwork and payment is February 20, 2018
DONATE TO OUR AUCTION
Wearable Art Gala Silent & Live Auction! March 17th, 2018
Richard Lawson, President
Richard has had a long and distinguished career as an actor and master teacher that spans almost 5 decades. Read More …
Tina Knowles Lawson, Vice-President
Tina is a Fashion Designer who has been featured in a slew of publications including Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, L’official, InSyle, and Sports Illustrated Read More …
Babe Evans, Gala Committee
Babe Evans career in theatre spans 40 years and includes acting, producing and children’s theatre. She served as the president of the Burbage Theatre Company . Read More…
Holly Robinson Pete, Gala Committee
Actress, author, talk show host, activist and philanthropist Holly Robinson Peete’s career as an actress dates back more than 3 decades and Read More …
Jo-An Turman, Gala Committee
Jo-An Turman is the Vice President of Entertainment Industry Partnerships and Real Estate Broker for Habitat for Humanity of Read More…
Mai Lassiter, Gala Committee
Mai Lassiter has actively supported a variety of charitable organizations as a board member, volunteer and fundraiser. Read More…
Kawanna Brown, Gala Committee
Kawanna Brown is Chief Operating Officer of Magic Johnson Enterprises, the hub of all Magic Johnson businesses. Read More …
Robi Reed, Gala Committee
Robi Reed is an Emmy Award Winning casting director and producer with 30 plus years of experience in the entertainment industry. Read More …
Lela Rochon Fuqua, Gala Committee
Lela Rochon is an American actress and producer known for such films as The Chamber, Gang Related, Knock Off, Why Do Fools Fall in Love Read More …
Cheryl D. Creuzot , Gala Committee
Cheryl D. Creuzot is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Wealth Development Strategies, L.P. She is currently a trustee of the University of Houston Foundation Read more…
WEARABLE ART DESIGNER & STYLIST DIRECTORY
GROOM by Octavius Terry-Sims
Crystal Paris is Junior BFA Fashion Design major at SCAD Atlanta. After having a child at 19 years old, battling homelessness and not knowing which direction she wanted to take her life, she began looking to her strongest passion for solace, desiring to create and understand fashion. Crystal Paris would not become a statistic but rather a survivor, thus she began her first business at the age of 22 called Crystal Paris Designs LLC a brand created to empower others through Fashion and Art. Crystal has a list of personal accolades that have been added to her resume and portfolio, in the interim, making her a great asset to the student profile of SCAD. Just recently she represented SCAD Atlanta in New York City as a semifinalist for this year’s National Retail Federation Next Generation Scholarship. Crystal also attended Art Basel 2016 where she worked very closely with Daniel Lisome London based Artist and Designer on his exhibit at SCAD at Miami “Theater of Self”. Crystal’s hand painted mask and designer ‘CP ICE’ were also published in the Daniel Lismore book “Be Yourself Everyone is Already Taken” published early this year. In 2015 Crystal won Macy’s Fashion Advance competition for her creative Kente Collection inspired by the rich culture of African American culture. In 2014 Crystal won first place as the design war winner for her Macaron Queen dress designed on behalf of the newly renovated Fashion Cafe in Simon Mall Lenox Square in Atlanta Georgia. During Crystal’s spare time she enjoys traveling the world, learning about different cultures, bike rides with her son, and designing one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art. As an artist Crystal Paris inspires to help young girls around the world to dream big; never giving up on their dreams no matter what, to believe in themselves and to never take NO for an answer!