Creative clothing, fashion accessories, and unusual jewelry from more than 75 artists of local, regional, and national acclaim will be for sale at the boutique-style show. Plus, a third of each RAGS artist sale benefits the YWCA’s domestic violence prevention and intervention programs.

The 19th annual RAGS Wearable Art Show and Sale is a boutique-style show of creative clothing, fashion accessories, and unusual jewelry from more than 75 artists of local, regional, and national acclaim. According to the Kitsap Sun, one of the artists featured at the event is local silk artist Birgit Moenig. Her silk scarves have been celebrated by the Seattle Art Museum, the Seattle Flower and Garden Show and at art festivals across the Northwest.

This year, the event takes place on March 7-10, 2013, at the Larson’s Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma in Fife. In the last 18 years RAGS has raised $1,085,000 for the YWCA Pierce County’s domestic violence prevention programs.

“The RAGS show offers variety in every price range,” says Cheryl Peterson, RAGS chairperson. “From artistic, affordable beaded bracelets and whimsical accessories, to luxurious hand-woven garments and unique gold, silver or precious stone jewelry.”

Besides the boutique-style “marketplace”, RAGS also features a gallery-style competition of one-of-a-kind garments, accessories, and jewelry. Some of these special works are for sale, giving shoppers the opportunity to own an award-winning piece of wearable art.

The RAGS show is open to the public at no charge. Show hours are Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9, from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday, March 10, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

The weekend begins with a ticketed Gala preview event on Thursday, March 7. The gala ticket price is $70 and tickets may be purchased online at

Larson’s Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma is located at:
1701 Alexander Ave. E.
Fife WA 98424


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