Staff Report

The Elverhoj Museum of History and Art celebrates fashion as an art form in “The Art of Dress,” a fascinating exhibition on view through August 4. Closing weekend activities include a Gallery Walk & Talk with the Curators at 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 3. The Last Call Reception follows from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The events are free and open to the public.

Exhibit organizer Georganne Alex and Elverhoj Executive Director Esther Jacobsen Bates will lead the Gallery Walk & Talk for a look at the art, design and fashion on view. This is an opportunity to learn about why they selected the works they did, and how they chose to display them.

The Last Call Reception will immediately follow the talk. All are invited to celebrate with the artists, curators and collectors. Light refreshments will be served. 

The exhibit features designs by artists that live and work on the West Coast and in Paris, France: Georganne Alex, Quoï Alexander, Carole Coduti, Jess Conti, Xiuhong Feng, Colleen M. Kelly, Isabella Kelly-Ramirez, Veronica Walmsley Lambert, RT Livingston, Margaret Matson, Virginia McCracken, Syd McCutcheon, Susan Owens, Tara Patrick, Linda Pearl, Keith Puccinelli, Gwen Samuels, Susan Tibbles, Laura Wilkinson, and Sara Woodburn.

Elverhoj Museum of History and Art, located at 1624 Elverhoy Way in Solvang, is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no charge for admission; suggested $5 donation is appreciated.

“The Art of Dress” will remain on display through August 4. For more information, please visit, phone (805) 686-1211, or email