Apr 15th 2023

DiscarDisco, a fabulous fashion show competition, is The WasteShed’s major annual fundraiser. This event showcases the wearable post-consumer creations of artists and designers from Chicagoland area. Contestants design and create runway looks made entirely from discarded materials, or ‘trash,’ showing off their couture skills by transforming unwanted stuff into wearable works of art.

Contestant designers have just 5 weeks to design and create their runway looks made from Designer Mystery Boxes -a box of randomized fabric, notions and bits sourced from The WasteShed’s stores.

DiscarDisco is a sustainable sartorial soiree, a detritus dance party, and a conscientious community event, featuring a live runway show, dancing, crafting, photobooth, silent auction and raffle that is simultaneously live-streamed and produced into a video special.

This year, The WasteShed is thrilled to announce our venue sponsorship by the Chicago Athletic Association. Our show will be held in their illustrious, restored World’s Fair era ballroom overlooking Millennium Park and Michigan Ave on April 15th, 2023.

General Admission will include standing room and first come first serve seating, appetizers and a cash bar.

VIP admission includes front row reserved runway seating, access to VIP lounge backstage in private ballroom, 2 hour VIP satellite open bar, and appetizers.

Get tickets here:

Show: Saturday, April 15th, 2023

Doors: 6pm

Runway show: 7pm

Award Ceremony: 8:30pm

Show to be followed by dancing!

To contribute to our fundraiser: https://donorbox.org/discardisco-2023

DiscardDisco is sponsored in part by The Chicago Community Trust, a community foundation dedicated to strengthening the Chicago region and improving the lives of the people who call it home. For more than 100 years, the Trust has served as a trusted philanthropic partner, connecting the generosity of donors with community needs by making grants to nonprofit organizations working to create lasting change. Following the creation of a new strategic plan in 2019, the Trust stands committed to addressing Chicago’s legacy of systemic inequity and closing the racial and ethnic wealth gap, while continuing to respond to the critical needs of our most vulnerable residents. The Trust administers more than $369 million in annual grant making as part of its commitment to equity, opportunity and prosperity for the Chicago region. To learn more, visit cct.org.

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