Barefoot at Rockport: Fashion is Art

On July 28th, Art comes alive in a fashion event on Boston’s north shore. Barefoot at Rockport is a day long celebration of fashion as art, a showcase for independent local and national designers, and boutiques. It’s a day of shopping, wine tasting, a showcase for our artisan food designers, mixologists, stylists, floral designers, it’s a fashion exhibit at one of New England’s most notable art associations, the Rockport Art Association and a fashion extravaganza and exclusive cocktail party all set against the back drop of the jewel of Boston’s north shore, Rockport MA and in one of New England’s premiere performance centers, the Shalin Liu.


12:00-4:00pm – Designer Showcase and Trunk Show, Shalin Liu Reception Hall

More than shopping ‘ meet designers and learn about their creative process. Be fitted for your own piece of wearable art. And of course’SHOP! Enjoy wine tasting and refreshments from local vendors.
Admission: free and open to the public

2:00-4:00 pm – Wearable Art & Couture Exhibit and Reception, Rockport Art Association

A fashion exhibit, and wine and cheese reception. See pieces designed by recent fashion design school graduates, exquisite vintage pieces, and wearable art designed by well know Massachusetts’ artist, Virginia Fitzgerald of the Dress Project.
Admission: free and open to the public

7:00-8:00 pm – Fashion Show, Shalin Liu Performance Center

The evening fashion event is pure entertainment, a feast for the senses. The runway event is professionally choreographed and styled by two of Boston’s notable stylists. Jeff Lahens of Dress Code Boston and Terri Mahn of the Style Closet. The show is designed to reflect Cape Ann lifestyles, relaxed, and creative, and barefoot. Be witness to many new styles, and many vintage pieces unveiled exclusively at Barefoot at Rockport
by Bobby’s of Boston.

8:00-10:00 pm – Cocktail Party, Shalin Liu Reception Hall *

Immediately following the fashion Show join us for a 1960’s themed beach cocktail reception. Enjoy signature Barefoot at Rockport cocktails and hors d’oeuvres designed by a local well known chef, Jeff Cala and mixologist, Matt Rose from Alchemy Bistro of Gloucester.

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Fashion Show: $30, $40, $50

*Admission for fashion show only. Reception tickets sold separately.

Reception: $20

*Admission for reception only. Fashion show tickets sold separately.