All artists begin their careers in the space they have available, right? Sometimes that space is the garage. Get down and dirty with us in our CAWrage (a play on the word “garage” ), in celebration of PRIDE New Haven, as we make a mess learning about featured prominent LGBT artists Keith Haring, Frida Kahlo and Mickalene Thomas and accessorize clothing inspired by their artistic styles!
Decorate a piece of your own clothing in designs, colors and patterns inspired by the artists we will learn about so as to become a piece of living art yourself. Create a great statement piece to wear to the rest of the PRIDE events! Afterwards, stick around for a mini photo shoot of the group in your creations to share with friends and community.
With Pride events being known for their unique fashion, we invite you to learn about some of the most prominent LGBT artists in our time, how their work has influenced and empowered the LGBT community. Decorate clothing as statement pieces inspired by their work to be worn at the rest of the New Haven Pride events! Afterward, snap a photo of your transformation to share with the community.
WHAT TO BRING:
- One piece of solid color clothing you would like to “enhance” (any color, any kind of clothing)
- Cloth Scissors
- Fabric Glue
- Small Sketch pad and pencil for designing
- Small Sewing Kit (only IF you feel like doing some light sewing)
- Any kind of colored fabric you might like to use and share
- Any kind of quick drying paint you might like to use and share
REGISTRATION REQUIRED UPON ENTRY: $27 CAW and Pride New Haven Center members; $30 non-members
Check out the PRIDE New Haven Weekend calendar for more events!
PRIDE Office Events Calendar:
Thursday, September 14
6:30p | Pride Night – Small Mouth Sounds
Friday, September 15
5:30p | PRIDE Opening Reception & Queer Art Show
8:00p / 10:30p | Queer Queens of Qomedy
11:00p | PRIDE Kick-Off Party
Saturday, September 16
10:00a | PRIDE New Haven Fundraising March
12:00-2:30p | PRIDE CAWrage!
4:00p | PRIDE Block Party
10:00p | PRIDE After Party
PRIDE New Haven is meant to celebrate, educate, and honor the rich culture and history of New Haven’s LGBTQ+ community. With activities that include performances by both Connecticut-based and nationally recognized artists, cultural tours, receptions, and community conversations, PRIDE New Haven brings the entire community together.