Fine Line joins with Crisis Center in ‘What Were You Wearing?’ show April 18 and 20

Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles is partnering with the Community Crisis Center in Elgin for an exhibition entitled “What Were You Wearing?”

Earlier this year, Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles was contacted by staff from the Community Crisis Center.

The crisis center provides a safe refuge for people experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, or crisis because of economic circumstances.

Staff at the center were looking for a space to hold a pop-up exhibition focusing on the correlation between sexual assault and clothing one wears.

Given the nature of the exhibition, both the Fine Line board and the staff were honored to be able to have the Kavanagh Gallery space used to raise awareness to this important subject.

“What Were You Wearing?“ will display a collection of outfits based on descriptions of clothing worn by survivors of sexual assault. These garments and accompanying stories provide a powerful message to highlight the fact that anyone can be vulnerable to sexual assault.

The exhibition will be open on Thursday, April 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, April 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Fine Line Creative Arts Center, 37W570 Bolcum Road in St. Charles.

Light refreshments will be served and staff from the Community Crisis Center will be available to talk about their work, offer support and answer any questions.

If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault and needs help, call the Community Crisis Center’s 24/7 hotline for help at (847) 697-2380

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