SimpleWearableArtIIIseARTS is proud to present its 3rd Celebrate Wearable Art Event on September 27th, 2015. We will return to Cruiseport, Gloucester on our beautiful harbor!


Here’s what you need to know to join us as a sponsor, participant or attendee: (blah, blah, blah)


Below are photos from Celebrate Wearable Art 2011.  Celebrate Wearable Art 2013 photos are posted under Programs in the Wearable Art section of the Website.

What is it? A biennial Fall runway show,  benefitting seARTS and showcasing local designers of jewelry and fashion so beautiful–it can only be called “wearable art.”

When is it? The next Celebrate Wearable Art show will be occur on September 29th 2013.

The 2013 Slide Show
Click here to view

About the 2011 Show
Inspired by the WOW event in New Zealand, Cape Ann aspires to build on this show bi-annually to be a focal point for Wearable Arts all points north.The 2011 event was held at the Bass Rocks Golf Club and featured a runway show with both professional models from Mobius Wearable Art Runway Show and Rising Design of Boston and local Cape Ann designers and models.


“The success of this show and the multiple requests to bring it back again was exciting for all involved.  What’s wonderful about wearable art is that you don’t have to be a fashionista to create it or enjoy it – it surprises and delights audiences everywhere.  Cape Ann should have at least one ‘destination’ arts event and we hope this will be at the top of the list for years to come!” – Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalcoChair of Celebrate Wearable Art!

For full coverage of this event click here to see Gail McCarthy’s story from Cape Ann Magazine“Wear the Art Is”


How to get involved

If you are a fashion or jewelry designer and you want to be part of our 2013 show, an application will be available soon on this website.  The show is by invitation only but new applicants will be considered each year.   

If you would like to volunteer at this event, email us at and tell us what you are interested in doing. We are looking for models, stylists, hair & make-up artists, music managers, decorators, photographers, logistics experts – and of course, great sponsors.   If you would like to sponsor or support this event with your donation, click here.

In appreciation  

seARTS would like to thank the following individuals and organizations that made the 2011 Celebrate Wearable Art event possible:

Presenting Sponsor For 2011 Celebrate Wearable Art–

Michael & Elaine Butter of Acme Merchandise & Apparel



2011 Annual Sponsors     

Bass Rocks Golf Club

Varian/Applied Materials

Maryanne and Tom Kiely

Ben’s Paint Store


Table Sponsors    

Atlantis Oceanfront Inn

Dermatique MedSpa, Danvers, MA






More photos? Check out our slideshow featuring photos from photographers Clark Linehan and Manny Simoes.


Special Thanks to

  • Manuel Simoes for his videography services on behalf of Good Morning Gloucester and the photography he provided–featured on this page!
  • Terry Weber for her professional writing 
and backstage management
  • Clark Linehan Photography
  • Deborah Coull Salon
  • Edie Freedman, Graphic Designer
  • Kathleen Valentine for her web support
  • Peter Hood, Bass Rocks Golf Club
  • Steve Aveson, NECN
  • Emcee 
Jed Speare, Director of and Jane Wang for sharing their Runway Show
  • Ellen Shea, Rising Design Boston,
 for recruiting and managing fashion designers and models
  • Scroo Cookin’, 185 Washington Street, Gloucester




The event also included a Wearable Art Sale and art exhibits. Our list of 2011’s participating artists:

Again & Again – Frieda Grotjahn

Apple Bay Designs – Judy Wright & Jan Weinshanker

Artfelt Creations – Susan Kenna

Beth Williams Studio – Beth Williams

Beth Williams & Carol Bugarin

Betsy Frost Designs

Camilla MacFadyen

Cape Ann Designs – Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco

Claire Sanford

Dancing Bird – Becky Williams

Fiber Wrights – Sara Wright

Granite Hill Gallery

Iro Design – Peggy Russell

Jenn Sherr

Julia Dusman Designs

Kate Seidman with Sonia Goulart

Kathleen Valentine

Les Bartlett & Stephen Bates

Leslie Wind

Lynne Sausele


Marlene Cann

Selina Narov

Ten Pound Studio



Alberto Negredo (Spain)

Alyssa Fishenden (Leominster, MA)

Amy Keefer (San Fran, CA)

Beth Williams & Carol Bugarin (Gloucester)

Bethany Haeseler (Maine)

Caleb Cole (Boston)

Camilla MacFadyen (Gloucester)

Claire Sanford (Gloucester)

Elly Jessop (Boston)

Erika Templeman

Jane Wang (Boston)

Jennifer Greeke

Jennifer Griffith (Boston)

Julia Dusman (NYC, NY)

June Monteiro (Boston)

Kate Seidman (Gloucester)