Tacoma Art Place fundraiser July 25

Professional fashion designers will oversee the creation of runway creations and work with Tacoma Goodwill program participants in a design challenge for “Inspired Elegance” July 25.

The event is a fundraiser for Tacoma Art Place (TAP), a non-profit art center providing a communal art space and providing classes for children and adults in pottery, fiber arts, painting, photography and more in the Hilltop neighborhood. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway Plaza, in Tacoma. Tickets are $75 per person with tables of 10 available for $700. Call (253) 756-5544 to R.S.V.P. for the event or email rsvp@tacomaartplace.org .

“This event is important to help provide continued, affordable access to art equipment for our community,” said Linda Danforth, TAP president and event founder. “We’re so pleased to partner with Tacoma Goodwill. Not only did they provide the participants who will test their creative abilities, but the agency also donated dresses that will be reused with other recycled and some new fabrics for their fashion designs.”

You can learn more about the event by seeing TV Tacoma’s “CityLine” program. Artist Robbi Firestone will be the event emcee.