WILMINGTON, DE (May 2, 2023) — The Delaware Art Museum invites the public to experience Julieta Zavala: Tradition, Cultura, Memory Fashion Show on May 13th, 2023, from 6 to 9 pm. Zavala’s fashion stems from social justice and takes inspiration from the exhibition “Estampas De La Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection.” Experience culture, tradition, and share in the memory of the Chicano movement from the 1970s, with a special live performance by Hip Hop artist Audry Funk. After the show, enjoy a cocktail hour and explore the special exhibition with sounds from DJ Kaadi setting the vibe for the night.
Julieta is a Mexican-born fashion designer that has innovated in the local fashion world with designs based on her culture. Using environmentally friendly and unusually cool fabric designs she creates amazing fashions from dress ware to tote bags. Zavala is enjoying her residency at DelArt as a part of the spring exhibition “Estampas De La Raza.” Zavala, a graduate of the Art Institute of Philadelphia, is a fashion designer based in Newark, DE who believes this project is an opportunity to connect with Chicano and Latino artists to promote their cultural roots and social trends.
Iz Balleto Community Engagement Specialist at the Delaware Art Museum, said, “This fashion show will bring light to the culture and the Indigenous people of Mexico, expressing themselves through art and social justice to invoke that we are present even in the fabric that we wear. We will always be connected to our roots.”
Julieta Zavala’s residency at the Delaware Art Museum will culminate with the Fashion Show on May 13.
Organizer and Sponsors
Julieta Zavala: Tradition, Cultura, Memory Fashion Show was commissioned by the Delaware Art Museum, with generous support provided by Art Bridges. Additional support provided by the Center for Interventional Pain & Spine, Dream Art Studio, and Nuestras Raices Delaware. This event is sponsored by Prime Beverage Group, HOY en Delaware, and Made D!fferent. This organization is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.
IF YOU GO
WHAT: Julieta Zavala: Tradition, Cultura, Memory Fashion Show
WHEN: May 13, 2023
WHERE: Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19803
COST: Members $25, Non-Members $30, V.I.P. $50
About the Delaware Art Museum
For over 100 years, the Museum has served as a primary arts and cultural institution in Delaware. It is alive with experiences, discoveries, and activities to connect people with art and with each other. Originally created in 1912 to honor the renowned illustrator and Wilmington-native, Howard Pyle, the Museum’s collection has grown to over 12,000 works of art in our building and sculpture garden. Also recognized for British Pre-Raphaelite art, the Museum is home to the most comprehensive Pre-Raphaelite collection on display outside of the United Kingdom, and a growing collection of significant contemporary art.
Under the leadership of our Board of Trustees, the Delaware Art Museum is implementing a comprehensive approach to community and civic engagement. This exciting new strategic direction requires that we increase our value and relevance to all audiences. Visit delart.org to for the latest exhibitions, programs, and performances or connect with us via social media.