ReInvent the Runway

Arts Council of Placer County
is seeking imaginative designs for
Recycled/Repurposed Art Fashion Show

Have you uncovered a heap of treasure at your local thrift store, found a collection of something you have had laying around the house, or maybe seen a business wasting perfectly fashionable material?

Well, this is your chance to challenge the artistic limits of what we call fashion and re-purpose that material into something runway worthy!

Extended Deadline to Apply

September 30

Models will hit the stage
Friday, October 5 | 
6:30 PM
Hacker Lab
Rocklin | CA

With a special showing Rocklin Mini Maker Faire
October 6 | Sierra College Campus

Designs made of anything and everything welcome! 50 Artists or design teams needed to accept our challenge and create some never before seen fashion! This could be your opportunity to push your own creative limits or create a fun team building opportunity for you, your friends & even your co-workers!


Tickets are FREE!



There is no fee to submit an entry.

Both Individuals and Groups are invited to apply.


At least 3 CASH Prizes will be awarded for Best in Show entries!

$500 Grand Prize | $300 2nd Place | $200 3rd Place

Prizes will be based on:

Overall Aesthetic Design, Incorporation of the Re-use theme, and the Re-invention Aspect of thinking outside the typical ideas of fashion! (Judges TBD)


Most Outrageous

Best use of Recycled Materials

Best incorporation of Technology

Best Team Design

Most Innovative/Repurposed

Best Cause (ie: Breast Cancer, Ocean, Animals etc)

Most Material Re-purposed

Most Inspirational

Best Business Partnership

Directors Choice

Hacker Lab Gallery Awards

After the runway show, at least 10 Designs will be chosen from these categories to showcase their designs during the Placer Artists Studios Tour (Nov 9-11) at the Hacker Lab Rocklin Gallery location. More designs may be chosen by special INVITATION ONLY to showcase their designs as well, selected by our Event & Tour Coordinators.

If you are interested in participating in this event, please fill out the form below


Technology Highly Encouraged! Since we are Re-inventing the runway, incorporate technology into design fashions - lights, sound and all forms of tech!

Challenge other teams: Artist & Artist teams are encouraged to call out/challenge other businesses, teams and/or artists to enter a design idea before the entry deadline and are welcome to call them out via social media videos that we will be happy to share via the ACPC facebook page and website!

Mini Maker Faire Preview Show: Artists will have the opportunity to display any fashion that is finished or work in progress in the Sierra College Library and participate in mini runway preview show at the Mini Maker Faire on October 6 (more details to follow)

Mannequins will be provided if necessary and progress photos on poster board or displays are highly desired so that the public can see the process of how the design has been created/inspired.

PHOTOS: Artists will be asked to provide before, during the process and final design photos. Photos can be uploaded to our Facebook, emailed to or tagged on social media using #reinventtherunway2018