Big Top Bash fundraiser seeks artist amBRAsaddors to make decorated bras


Are you a glue-gun guru or an artist with a knack for fashion? Step right up and be part of the greatest show on earth by submitting your titillating, one-of a-kind decorated bra to help support Womankind with its upcoming “Big Top Bash” BraZaar, an annual fundraiser that benefits Keys women and the people who love them with affordable health care at the nonprofit medical center.

This year’s high-flying fundraiser with a Big Top motif is set to parade down the three-ringed catwalk Thursday, Oct. 17, from 7-10 p.m. at the Key West Theater, featuring a pre-auction welcome with sweet treats and libations, a high-energy, fast-moving live auction with models hired by Womankind, a dazzling ringmaster of ceremonies, circus-style performances, games played by unsuspecting guests, spectacular surprises, hilarious booby prizes and an online silent auction of additional decorated bra designs.

Artists’ designs will be blind juried, with accepted submissions entered in the event’s live and silent auctions. Artists whose designs are selected for the live auction will receive a complimentary event ticket to watch their bra be modeled down the 16-foot runway. The bra with the highest live auction bid and the audience favorite chosen through “voting with dollars” will win fabulous “Breast in Show” and “Most Mammarable” prizes.

Since its inception in 2007, artists’ participation has helped the event net over $120,000 to help provide hundreds of women in need with free or affordable services.

Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, Oct. 1. Download your application now at, get started on your design and know that your participation helps raise awareness of breast health while also raising money to help Womankind advance its mission to provide breast cancer screenings and exams to local women. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $50 for preferred seating and can be purchased at starting Aug. 15. For more information about entry submission, or for businesses who wish to sponsor an artist’s bra, contact Mel at or call Womankind at 305-294-4004. ¦

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