And that’s why it’s cool. The Breast Cancer Resource Centers will host its fourth annual runway extravaganza, Art Bra® Austin, on June 6th at the Austin Music Hall. Seventy sensational pieces of wearable art will be modeled and auctioned with all proceeds benefitting Breast Cancer Resource Centers (BCRC).
Art Bra® Austin calls upon Austin’s creative community of professional and amateur designers, artists, and jewelers to construct original and beautiful art bras modeled by BCRC clients – all of whom are breast cancer survivors. Food is provided by some of Austin’s best restaurants making for an extraordinary philanthropic evening.
Marking its twentieth anniversary this year, BCRC supports and serves women affected by breast cancer providing services and programs free of charge to its clients. Art Bra® Austin has become BCRC’s flagship fundraiser and an Austin institution raising over $726,000 in the past three years.
“This event is a unique way to pay tribute to the courageous and diverse women we serve,” comments Ray Anne Evans, BCRC’s executive director and former client. “Art Bra® Austin really is an extraordinary evening. Everyone involved from the artists to the models, stylists, and restaurants donates their time and services. It really is such an amazing culmination of talent and passion.”
“Art Bra Austin is a big event for BCRC but for me, the survivor in it, it’s a moment that made a world of difference in my recovery. The artist, volunteers, and guest don’t just help raise money for BCRC, they help raise us up,” says Valerie Schwarzwaelder, Art Bra Austin model and BCRC client.
Art Bra® Austin Benefitting Breast Cancer Resource Centers will take place June 6, 2015 at the Austin Music Hall, 208 Nueces St, Austin, TX. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails, food service and silent auction. The runway show and live auction is from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Early bird tickets for Art Bra® Austin will be available for $150 on April 1. Regular tickets sales are $200 as of May 1. To purchase tickets go to http://artbraaustin.org/get-tickets