The Festival of Arts’ runway fashion show returns on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. while the cast of the CBS television show “Criminal Minds” will greet fans, take photos and sign autographs arrive the following day, Sunday, Aug. 19.
Cast members Joe Mantegna, Matthew Gray Gubler, Shemar Moore, A.J. Cook, and Kirsten Vangsness will greet visitors from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. on the festival grounds, at 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. Visitors interested in getting an autograph or photo are encouraged to bring their own camera and paper.
In the exhibit of reclaimed, reused or recycled couture, artists compete for cash prizes by designing the most imaginative design. A three-judge panel chooses the grand prize, while the crowd gets to cast their vote for the “People’s Choice Award”.
Competing for prizes are artists Luciano Bortone, Dagmar Chaplin, Bradley Elsberry, Michelle Lance, Rick Graves, Adam Neeley, Jon Seeman, John Tolle, and Annette Wimmer.
The judges this year include Los Angeles County Museum of Art costume curator Kaye Spilker, Style Channel’s fashion makeover show host Jeannie Mai and Extra! TV’s Jerry Penacoli.
The show is free with admission.