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Meet the Artists: Runway show
Since 1988, Meet the Artists has highlighted the work of talented Black artists here in Indianapolis — and the biggest celebration of all is the opening night gala reception, a free event hosted for all ages at the Central Library complete with music, poetry, art, dance and the always popular finale fashion show. It’s not uncommon to spot celebrities both local and beyond: Vivica A. Fox took to the stage back in 2018 for the event’s 30th anniversary, and this year’s hosts were current WTHR 13 News reporter Karen Campbell and former longtime WTHR reporter Steve Jefferson.
In case you didn’t have the chance to check it out for yourself — or if you just want to re-immerse yourself in the energy of the runway — here are some of my favorite looks. (You may want to get comfy. More than 50 outfits from the hour-long fashion show are coming your way!)
Thank you to the Meet the Artists fashion show team for having me backstage again this year. (See my behind-the-scenes coverage from before the show.) And if you missed out on the fun, mark your calendars to check back in early 2024 for the date of the next Meet the Artists gala reception.
NOTE: I recorded live video of Nikki Blaine and Thierry Baptiste’s collaboration collection instead of photos, which explains their absence from this blog post. (I only have so many hands!)
Also, I tried to include names of as many models as I could. Feel free to DM me (indydressed on IG) with any missing names and I’ll edit the captions.