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DiscarDisco 2024: PatchWERK! The WasteShed’s Trash Fashion Show

Join The WasteShed, Chicagoland’s major resource for sustainable art, crafts, and educational supplies through creative reuse, for DiscarDisco 2024, their fifth annual glamorous fundraising event to raise $15,000 for the beloved non-profit and community staple.

DiscarDisco is a trash-fashion-show competition and fundraiser where contestants design and create runway looks entirely from post-consumer materials. Fashion and sustainability collide fabulously on the runway, embodying this year’s theme of “PatchWERK”. DiscarDisco is set to take place on April 13, 2024 at 7pm in the White City Ballroom located inside the historical Chicago Athletic Association, 12 S. Michigan Ave.

Contestant designers have just weeks to design and create their runway looks made from Designer Mystery Boxes – a box of randomized fabric, notions and bits sourced from The WasteShed’s stores.

DiscarDisco is a sustainable sartorial soiree and a conscientious community event, featuring a live runway show, dancing, crafting, photobooth, silent auction and raffle. The runway show will be filmed and produced into a video special.

The WasteShed is thrilled to announce our venue sponsorship by the Chicago Athletic Association. Our show will be held in their illustrious, restored World’s Fair era ballroom overlooking Millennium Park and Michigan Avenue.

General Admission will include standing room and first come first serve seating, appetizers and a cash bar.

VIP admission includes front row reserved runway seating, access to VIP lounge area, swag bag, 2 hour VIP satellite open bar, and appetizers.

Show: Saturday, April 13th, 2024

Doors: 6pm

Runway show: 7pm

Award Ceremony: 8:30pm

Show to be followed by dancing!

This is a 21+ event.


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