Swedroe by Ariel: 33rd Annual Museum Art Festival

SATURDAY & SUNDAY FEB. 2 & 3, 2019 10 AM–5 PM
BOCA RATON ART MUSEUM

The streets of Mizner Park will once again be filled with a tremendous selection of art from across the country as the Boca Raton Museum of Art presents its 33rd Annual Museum Art Festival. One-of-a-kind art will be available for purchase including painting, sculptures, jewelry, fiber art, photography, ceramics, pottery, wood art, mixed media, graphic design, crafts, and art glass.

 

Art Festival proceeds help support the Museum’s educational programs for children and youth. Admission is complimentary and free parking is available in the garages at Mizner Park.

 

Stop by and check out what Swedroe by Ariel has to offer, open both days of the festival!

 

For more info click here.

Ariel Swedroe: Best Fashion Story Ever!

That’s when Ariel Swedroe began her fashion career. At Age 11, she began exploring digitally printed fabrics. Today, at age 15, she has a full-fledged fashion business. But she’s not stopping there! You’ll love this story. 

 

By Cary Sherburne
Published: October 29, 2018

 

Ariel Swedroe says she has always had a passion for fashion.

“When I was in first grade,” she says, “I came across a flyer for a fashion summer camp at DesignLab Miami. I was able to attend, and I fell in love. I’ve been working in fashion ever since. And that’s where I met my mentor, Angie Cohen.”

 

Ariel Swedroe - Miami Fashion Designer

 

Cohen founded DesignLab Miami in 2010 with a creative studio in North Miami specializing in teaching and promoting all aspects of the fashion industry, including sewing, textile design, fashion technology, 3D printing, laser cutting, and biocouture.

 

Ariel Swedroe - Miami Fashion Designer

 

“We believe in cultivating young, creative minds,” Cohen says, “which was the primary motivation for opening the design studio. We have programs for both children and adults, geared to both short- and long-term goals. We also have several in-school programs in the Miami area. DesignLab also offers sewing parties, custom workshops, and sewing camps, all of which have contributed to the growth, reach, and success of the business.”

 

Cohen states that when she opened the business, she was told she wouldn’t be able to teach a child. Her response? “What? OK, I will show you. Kids are smart. You just have to give them an opportunity, It’s about potential and belief. We empower them.” And that’s exactly what she has done for Ariel and innumerable other children (and adults!).

 

I asked Ariel how she balances her passion for fashion and her business, Swedroe by Ariel, with school. “I’m not going to lie. When I first started, it was actually easy, no big deal. Just go to the studio after school every day. But I now go to a really demanding magnet school that has a fashion program. It’s the number three school in Miami-Dade County. I’m taking college classes in high school, and it is hard to keep my grades up, and at the same time go to my studio every day, which is 30 minutes from school. But I know what I want to do. I love fashion, love working with my grandfather. It’s hard work but worth it.” …continued

 

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SWEDROE BY ARIEL on Hollywood Darlings

 

Here are photos of actress Jodie Sweetin from the TV comedy “Hollywood Darlings” wearing the Green Cosmos Oversized Silk Poncho from Swedroe by Ariel. Read more