Frock: Closing Party for Homespun Exhibit

As we reach the end of the pop-up run of Homespun, we invite you to kick your heels up with us at Frock, a festive evening where you can view the exhibit, mingle with the artists, and enjoy music and refreshments in the halls of Wistariahurst.  Your $12 ticket includes a complimentary glass of bubbly and helps to support the work of ArteSana and Wistariahurst. Click here to buy yours today!

Frock will be a celebration of the individual artists that contributed to Homespun and of the living legacy of the fiber arts, with a special emphasis on its most ubiquitous manifestation in our daily lives: the clothes we wear. For this special evening we invite you to wear something handmade, by you or someone you know, as a way to start a dialogue about our relationship to the clothes we wear and the urgency of shifting the way we think about and shop for clothes. In the last 50 years, the United States has gone from producing 95% of its own clothing to 3%. These days, we can buy new clothes so cheaply that they are almost disposable; over 14 million tons of textile waste ends up in American landfills each year.  

In calling attention to how we clothe ourselves, Frock also illuminates an important aspect of our work at ArteSana since we are committed to weaving from recycled textiles as a way to recapture textile waste that could have otherwise ended up in a landfill. A pop-up store will be incorporated into the event as well as select days during the exhibition where you can shop our collection of handwoven decor and accessories made entirely from recycled textiles!