An “Art and Allure” fashion and art show on Dec. 1 in Abbotsford raised money for SARA for Women.
The event was hosted by Nine Downtown Kitchen and Lounge and clothing boutique Montrose & George.
The event featured volunteer models dressed in fashions supplied by Montrose & George, paintings by local artists Tanya Loewen and Rhian Webber, and dance routines from local belly dancer Nicci Marsh of The Realm Dance Studio.
Local businesses The Loft, Luminary Lifestyles, Beard and Bardot provided makeup, hair and nails for the models.
Silent auction items were donated by Blackwood Building Centre, Spruce Collective, Blueberry Meadows, Duft & Co, Parallel Yoga, Iron Cycle Club, The Real Iwama Mama, Ryan Bogusinski (Re/Max), Prospera Credit Union and Montrose & George.
SARA offers several services, including transition houses in Abbotsford and Mission, services for street-engaged women, outreach and counselling, and residential programs.