Please note ticket options:
Premier Tickets: Guaranteed front row seat, access to the VIP lounge, and access to the exclusive Fade to Light Backstage Afterparty in Lola's Room on the 2nd floor of the Crystal Ballroom. (Afterparty is 21+ only.)
VIP Tickets: Guaranteed seat in the second or third row (first come first serve) and access to the VIP lounge.
General Admission / Student: Standing and balcony seating
Twice a year -- in February and August -- the Crystal Ballroom plays host to a dynamic fashion show where each designer is encouraged to think outside the box regarding their runway presentation. Fade to Light aims to not just be a fashion show, but to be an experience that leaves the viewer with a solid understanding of each designer and the collections being shown. Fade to Light is also about fostering creative talent in Portland and helping that talent succeed in the working world of the apparel industry.
The first Fade to Light occurred in 2012 and was conceived by Elizabeth Mollo, whom heads the show as the executive producer. Fade to Light routinely showcases the work of both established and emerging designers within the Portland fashion community, including Project Runway winners and alums and graduates from The Art Institute of Portland and Portland Sewing‘s Fashion Forward Program.
Part of the proceeds from tickets sales will be donated to Children's Healing Art Project (CHAP), who's mission is to bring the healing power of art to children in crisis and their families through a mobile team of teaching artists working in partnership with hospitals and community organizations. At CHAP we believe that children should be known for their creativity ingenuity, rather than their disease, diagnosis or disability. CHAP's teaching artists provide over 60 hours of art adventures weekly in area hospital waiting rooms, family rooms, and bedside. CHAP's innovative and interactive healing arts programs serves critically and chronically ill and disabled children, teens, and their loved ones through art adventures designed to strengthen, engage, and inspire. CHAP's inclusive programs are always provided free of charge to participants and are open to children affected by illness or disability. All ages, backgrounds and ability levels are welcome. Find out more here.