Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 - Salina Art Center, 7PM

Spirit of Nature will showcase 17 live models transformed into human flowers. These 17 works of art are created by local artists under the direction of Arthur himself. In addition to the live models, each artist will create a tablescape to be enjoyed at the runway event.

Tickets, $50 (includes printed program, one signature cocktail, and passed bites)

Cash bar is available.

MUSIC, Food, and mingling

Be transported to New York Fashion Week without leaving Salina.


Artists have spent 2 days working with Arthur Williams AIFD EMC CPF CFD to send live models inspired by nature down our runway. Following the runway, see these jaw dropping creations and the tablescapes created by workshop participants up close and personal as you continue to enjoy the music, food, and artistry all around.

Who is Arthur williams aifd emc cpf cfd

Arthur Williams AIFD EMC CFD CPF is known for his floral headdresses and the use of natural tension in his work. With a background in gardening, sculpture, and photography, he entered the floral industry in 1996, and opened his own business, Babylon Floral Design, Inc., in 2004. Arthur was inducted into the American Institute of Floral Designers in 2015 and just completed EMC this past October in Belgium.

Arthur has been featured in the 2012|13 and 2014|15 2016/17 editions of International Floral Art, made the Spring 2013 cover of the French floral art magazine Nacre. Arthur was featured by the Denver Art Museum through it's Creative in Residence program in 2015.

Watch this video of Arthur discussing his work

Learn more at Babylon Floral


Regional artists sending a model down the runway include Karla Prickett, John Shackelford, Shay Craig, Ruth Moritz, Lori Wright, Corey Haden, Connie Burket, Charlotte Garrett, Wayne & Peggy DeBey, Joan Jerkovich, Lauren Driscoll, Peter Clark, Bronwyn & Matt Douglas, Fran Cassady, and Brenda R Smith.

our hosts

Salina Art Center

The Flower Nook

Hays Academy of Hair Design

our sponsors

check back as we continue to add sponsors


Sponsorship for the Rave Runway helps support Salina Art Center programming in 2019.


Nearly 5,000 children and adults attended classes, workshops and special programs through Salina Art Center and Salina Art Center Cinema in 2018. Studies show art programming improves health and wellness and overall academic performance. Overall 21,000 people visited Salina Art Center or the Cinema in 2018. In turn those visits have a direct economic impact on Salina.

Your sponsorship keeps art and culture alive and well in the heart of historic downtown Salina.

Partners ($1,500)

includes 4 event tickets and a full marketing package including year long business partner status.

Circle of Patrons ($1,000)

includes 2 event tickets and a marketing package including year long business partner status.

Advocates ($500)

includes one event ticket and event recognition

Sustainers ($300)

event recognition

FRIENDS ($150)

Purchase a business advertisement in the Runway Program

contact Misty Serene at the Art Center to learn more or use the form below