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Outsider Collective Hosts Wearable Art Show

[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Pawtucket's Outsider Collective gallery's artists have wares for the discernible fashion afficionado, on sale Frida, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at 1005 Main St., Pawtucket, in Hope Artist Village.

[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] A pair of sneakers painted for the Outsider Collective's Wearable Art Show April 21.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] A pair of sneakers painted for the Outsider Collective’s Wearable Art Show April 21.
PAWTUCKET, RI — At the end of a long hall inside Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St., the Outsider Collective gallery‘s artists have been crafting wearable wares for discerning fashion fans, on sale during Friday’s Wearable Art Show.

Hope Artiste is a fitting venue for the sale, already a well-known indoor mall of independent artists, crafters, jewelers, bakers and chefs. A sandwich board marks the Outsider Collective space near an open door. A quick glance inside shows walls covered in paintings, easels and tables with works in progress, and artists busy creating and chatting.

Clothing including jackets, satchels, pocketbooks, shirts and at least one pair of elaborately painted sneakers are available for shoppers looking for unique, colorful, wearable art for any occasion. The artists even have a 3-D printed bracelet layered painstakingly into existence by a material printer by Oliver, who specializes in the made-to-order items.

[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] A 3-D printed bracelet for the Outsider Collective's Wearable Art Show April 21.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] A 3-D printed bracelet for the Outsider Collective’s Wearable Art Show April 21.
Outsider Collective works in partnership with the Rhode Island Developmental Disabilities Council pairing Rhode Islanders with developmental disabilities with opportunities to socialize, live and thrive as active members of the community.

Founders, Carrie Hyde and Jessica Angelone started Outsider Collective as a safe place where individuals of any artistic ability can come to create, learn, socialize, gain mentors, and build confidence through art and creativity.

The program meets members at their own individual skill levels, providing opportunities and a space to learn and grow as artists and people. The team includes formally trained artists, educators, professionals and compassionate mentors whose passion is to encourage and promote creativity as a form of expression and communication.

“Through experience and training, we understand the needs of the amazing individuals of the I/DD community, which allows us an advantage in helping our Members grow into their best selves,” the program states on its website.

This page is part of a series of sponsored content pieces for the Rhode Island Developmental Disabilities Council.

[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] A pair of decorated jackets on sale for the Outsider Collective's Wearable Art Show April 21.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Outsider Collective Director Carrie Hyde shows off  a pair of decorated jackets on sale for the Outsider Collective’s Wearable Art Show April 21.
Rob Borkowski
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