Fashion Show

From Red Carpet to Runway, the Valley Vogue will be turning out in full regalia to represent every facet of fashion, style, body art, innovative materials, and audacious imagination.  Get tickets and come see the spectacle or register to STRUT YOUR STUFF on the runway as part of the Valley’s biggest fashion event of the year.  

Live Performance

The evening will be hosted by Grammy nominated musical sensation, Seth Glier, who might just steal the show with a surprise solo performance. Renown choreographer, Michelle Marroquin will bring her sci-fi inspired dance to the runway with an abridged version of Goddesses Descending.

Dance Party

You’ll be tapping your toes to a fabulous soundtrack throughout the spectacle, but when the clock strikes nine it’ll be time to get down to fashion basics and shake your booty. Take it from Madonna, “If the music’s pumping it will give you new life. You’re a superstar. Yes, that’s what you are, you know it!”

Silent Auction

We’ve been (silently) gathering a treasure trove of locally made art, goods, and services that will be on display for your bidding pleasure. If you’re hunting for holiday ideas, love the arts, and savor the satisfaction of a good deal – this is the trifecta you’ve been looking for! The silent auction closes at 9PM, so bring your treasure maps and start early.

Light Up the Arts | Gala Fundraiser

This event is the most important annual fundraiser for Easthampton City Arts (ECA+), an organization that endeavors to create a strong cultural identity for the City of Easthampton by stimulating and supporting innovative and diverse cultural programs and activities aimed at enhancing public access to the arts and humanities. ECA+ also creates economic opportunities for artists to sustain and deepen their practices, while increasing the role that cultural activity plays in the revitalization of the community. The result is a vibrant, varied, and inclusive arts landscape which has transformed a former mill town into a thriving creative hub. All proceeds from this event support ECA+’s programs and grant making activities.

A Round of Applause for our Sponsors

Strut Your Stuff

Calling all fashion designers, couturiers, textile producers, accessory makers, and costume creators as well as tattoo artists, body painters, fashionistas, drag queens, dandies, and anybody with a wardrobe that needs an audience. Both individuals and teams can register to STRUT the runway and compete for one of 15 prestigious fashion awards.

Register to Strut

Show Your Collection

Clothing retailers and fashion brands are invited to present a capsule collection of three or more pieces on the runway with a video backdrop and live commentary. Attendees can interact with the collection offstage in an exclusive lounge area, which can include displays, look books, accessories, games, and promotions.

Register Collection

Lend A Hand

STRUT is a volunteer run event and we need your help to make it a success! Register to help us setup the show, keep the fashionistas organized behind the scenes, or help cleanup after the party. We also need help with our fashion building workshops, which will take place in November, as well as postering and soliciting comunity participation.


The Spectacle will culminate in an awards ceremony that recognizes our most distinguished runway participants in 14 juried categories – each representing a different facet of art and fashion – as well as a People’s Choice award. Our panel of judges will evaluate entrants based upon the criteria of each category, their creative uniqueness, the originality of the work, and the quality of the overall submissions. Twelve juried winners will be professionally photographed and included in the 2017 STRUT Fashion Calendar, with attribution for the individual or team behind each piece.

ECA+ Awards

Easthampton City Arts+ is excited to give distinguished individuals awards in recognition for their service to the Pioneer Valley Arts community and ECA+. Established in 2011, The Debra Tautznik Volunteer Award and the Pioneer Valley Buzz Award recipients will be announced at the event. These chosen individuals have given their time and service to the cultivation of the arts in the community.

  • The Peacock: Flamboyant, colorful and proud
  • Upcycled: old clothing, reconfigured
  • Foraged: naturally found materials (e.g. grasses, tree bark, shells, mosses)
  • Recycled: re-use discarded materials
  • Alternative: made from non-traditional materials (e.g. paper, balloons, hardware)
  • Uniform Imagination: transform a traditional uniform into a fabulous fashion statement
  • Glamour: go ahead... turn up the glitz, glam, and sparkle to 11
  • Vintage: characteristic of any pre-1980's era
  • Body Art: tattoos, body paint and piercing
  • Fantasy: from wood nymphs to knights in shining armor...
  • Steampunk: combining historical elements with anachronistic technological features
  • Creatures: lions, tigers, bears and robots... oh, my!
  • Mad Hatter: the most audacious hat or head dress
  • People's Choice: the audience weighs in, so bring your friends
  • Silliest Walk: as per criteria defined by the Ministry of Silly Walks


The Ballroom (East end of the building)

116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton, MA 01027

There is plenty of parking in the primary lot on Pleasant Street, as well as overflow parking in the rear of the building.

  • Doors open at 6PM
  • The Spectacle starts at 7PM
  • Awards Ceremony at 8:45PM
  • Silent Auction closes at 9PM