The best way to describe FashionART is to look to past events where lively ensembles including a Joan of Arc-inspired club get-up, a floor-length dress made from the folded pages of Vogue magazine, formal wear crafted from candy wrappers and more have made appearances on our local runway.

Founded in 2006 by Angelo Grova, of Michaelangelo Gallery, FashionART rounds up the latest offering from up-and-coming Bay Area designers, and serves to remind us that Santa Cruz, while it may not be the next Paris or New York, has no shortage of its own funky and fabulous styles.

INFO: 7 p.m. Saturday, September 20. Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St., Santa Cruz. $20.50/gen, $24.50/reserved. 420-5240

WANT TO GO? Enter the FashionART Santa Cruz Giveaway before 11 a.m. on Friday, Sep. 12 for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show.