Fans of Naples Art’s annual fashion showcase will rejoice at this year’s event, Fashion as Art: 2021 Scene to be Seen, which was postponed from the fall and is now scheduled for February 5. The fashion show has been reimagined as a living art exhibition, with models mingling throughout the crowd, rather than strutting on a runway. Attendees will be inspired by 15 artists creating 33 unique looks. Nine of the artists are new to the event, and include two local restaurant owners, joining six returning artists.
Scene to be Seen is the nonprofit’s major annual fundraiser that supports its education programs. Like all cultural organizations, Naples Art has been undergoing extreme pandemic-related financial duress. There are 50 limited in-person tickets ($50) for the Red, White & Bubble Reception, which includes pre- and post-cocktail parties where attendees can meet the designers and view their looks up-close.