Local artists turn trash into quite fashionable treasure at the annual Junk2Funk Eco-Fashion Show, hosted for its 10th year to benefit the Kootenai Environmental Alliance (KEA). Any reusable material is fair game for participating designers, from cardboard and newspaper to plastic and recycled textiles. “All runway creations are made from everyday junk, trash and recycled materials,” the event’s marketing proclaims. The KEA is Idaho’s oldest conservation-focused nonprofit, founded in 1972 with the mission to “conserve, protect and restore the environment, with a particular emphasis on the Idaho Panhandle and the Coeur d’Alene basin.” Preceding Junk2Funk’s main runway show is the Creative Kids Eco Show at 1 pm ($5), showcasing creative upcycled looks by area youth.
Sat, Oct. 13 at 7 pm • $40 • Coeur d’Alene Eagles Lodge • 209 Sherman Ave. • kealliance.org • 208-667-9093
— Chey Scott