2023 Ivalu Gala
5:30 p.m. | Hors d’oeuvres, Complimentary Champagne and Entertainment
6:00 p.m. | Silent Auction, Mystery Bag Sales and Spin-to-Win wine tables
7:30 p.m. | Keynote address, Umialik Honorees, Performance, Live Auction and more!
AEF welcomes fashion designer Bobby Brower
Arctic Education Foundation is honored to welcome Iñupiaq seamstress and accomplished fashion designer Bobby Lynn Qalutaksraq Brower as its lead artist for the 2023 Ivalu Gala Inuit Fashion Show. Born and raised in Utqiaġvik, she is the designer and owner of Arctic Luxe, a fashion brand that creates, promotes and sells handmade indigenous clothing and accessories.
Brower’s remarkable talent has taken her to some of the world’s most prestigious design events – including New York Fashion Week – for which she was chosen out of thousands of applicants to showcase her eight contemporary style parkas to an international audience of millions of viewers. Her work has been shown at the Smithsonian National Museum of American Indian Art Show, Ivalu Gala, the Alaska Native Art Foundation, Nordic Soul Festival, the Anchorage Museum, Sealaska Heritage Center, Arctic Encounter Symposium, Santa Fe Indian Art Market and Trend Alaska Fashion Show – among others.
Through her work, and with the increasing visibility of Arctic Luxe, she hopes to inspire others to sew, create, learn traditional knowledge and pass it down to future generations.
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2023 Ivalu Honorees