Womankind Big Top Bash fundraiser seeks artist amBRAsaddors to make decorated bras for annual BraZaar auction
Are you a glue-gun guru or an artist with a knack for fashion? Step right up and be part of the greatest show on earth by submitting your titillating, one-of-a-kind decorated bra to help support Womankind with their upcoming “Big Top Bash” BraZaar, an annual fundraiser that benefits Keys women and the people who love them with affordable healthcare at the nonprofit medical center.
This year’s high-flying fundraiser with a Big Top motif set to parade down the three-ringed catwalk Thursday, October 17 from 7pm-10pm at Key West Theater featuring a pre-auction welcome with sweet treats and libations, a high-energy, fast-moving live auction with models hired by Womankind, a dazzling ringmaster of ceremonies, circus-style performances, games played by unsuspecting guests, spectacular surprises, hilarious booby prizes, and an online silent auction of additional decorated bra designs that opens for bidding Friday, October 11.
Artists’ designs will be blind juried, with accepted submissions entered in the event’s live and silent auctions. Artists whose designs are selected for the live auction will receive fa complimentary event ticket to watch their bra be modeled down the 16-foot runway. The bra with the highest live auction bid and the audience favorite chosen through “voting with dollars” will win fabulous “Breast in Show” and “Most Mammarable” prizes.
Since its inception in 2007, artists’ participation has helped the event net over $120,000 to help provide hundreds of women in need with free or affordable services.
Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, October 1st. Download your application now at WomankindKeyWest.com/brazaar, get started on your design, and know that your participation helps raise awareness of breast health while raising money to help Womankind advance its mission to provide breast cancer screenings and exams to local women.
Tickets are $30 for general admission and $50 for preferred seating and can be purchased at thekeywesttheater.com starting August 15. For more information about entry submission, or for businesses who wish to sponsor an artist’s bra, contact Mel at MGortarez@Womankindkeywest.org or call Womankind at 305-294-4004.
IMAGE: Womankind BraZaar models from the 2018 fundraiser pause for a pose, displaying their artist-made bras ready for live auction purchase. This year’s high-flying fundraiser with a Big Top motif is set to parade down the three-ringed catwalk on Thursday, October 17 from 7pm-9pm at Key West Theater, featuring a dazzling ringmaster of ceremonies, circus-style performances, games played by unsuspecting guests, spectacular surprises, hilarious booby prizes, and an online silent auction of additional decorated bra designs that opens for bids on Friday, October 11. Interested artists can download an application from WomankindKeyWest.com/brazaar and submit their designs by Tuesday, October 1. Photo by Larry Blackburn.