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Uncommon Threads: An Art-to-Wear Runway Show & Luncheon

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  • Diane Breaker models a felted piece created by artist Cynthia Boudreau.

      Diane Breaker models a felted piece created by artist Cynthia Boudreau.
    Fine Line Creative Arts Center

 
Fine Line Creative Arts Center

Unique, Unparalleled, Uncommon Threads Event Returns to St. Charles

Uncommon Threads, the annual Art-To-Wear runway show and luncheon presented by Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles, brings together phenomenal wearable textiles and accessories created by local and national artists.

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A stunning juried runway fashion show is the star of the day. Featuring all wearable works of art created by local and national artists, the show's runway items will also be available for purchase immediately following the show.

In its 27th year, this event -- Fine Line's prime annual fundraiser -- will take place in St. Charles at Q Center, on Sunday, Oct. 20. Q Center is located at 1405 N. Fifth Ave., St. Charles.

Uncommon Threads was first held in the Fine Line barn off Bolcum Rd., home to some of this center's art classes for adults, as well as the Dempsey Gallery and an art supplies shop for students.

Over the years, this popular event grew and moved to a variety of locations: the St. Charles Country Club, 302 West in Geneva, the Carlisle in Lombard, Oakbrook Hills, and The Stonegate in Hoffman Estates.

"Now we're bringing it back to St. Charles. It hasn't been here in decades," said Lynn Caldwell, Executive Director of Fine Line.

In addition to taking place in a beautiful location along the Fox River, Caldwell said it's especially significant to hold this event "close to home. We're a St. Charles business, and we serve the Fox Valley area."

A boutique filled with one-of-a-kind wearable art accessories starts off this daytime event at 10 a.m. A luncheon is served at noon, followed the runway show at 1 p.m.

One-of-a-kind creations are also being raffled off as part of this event. Among the 39 possible raffle prizes are Fine Line gift certificates, ceramic pieces, jewelry, textiles and more, all created and donated by talented artists.

Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Tickets can be purchased at Fine Line or through the mail, now up to the day of the event, and at Q Center during the day of the show. You need not be present to win.

Tickets for the Uncommon Threads luncheon and runway show are $60 per person and are available for purchase at Fine Line, or online at http://fineline.org/events/uncommonthreads.html. Fine Line is a nonprofit organization. As such, $25 of each ticket purchased is tax deductible.

Fine Line Creative Arts Center is located at 37W570 Bolcum Rd., St. Charles. For more information, please visit us at: www.fineline.org, or call 630-584-9443.

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