CVOEO invites you to the in-person return of the acclaimed international fashion show, Karibu!
4:30 PM | Cocktails + Snacks*
5:30 PM | Fashion Show + New Hope Award
7:30 PM | Finale
Karibu, which means "welcome" in Swahili, is an energetic, community-centered event that celebrates the cultural diversity of the Burlington area and is an occasion to showcase the talents of diverse makers and models.
All funds raised directly support the CVOEO Asylum Seekers Assistance Program, which provides asylees with emergency funds to purchase essential items, including personal hygiene supplies, diapers, food, and medicine. All attendees are encouraged to make a donation of $15-$50 per ticket.
This year's event will also feature the New Hope Award Presentation Ceremony. This award is sponsored by the Crystal family and recognizes New Americans making a difference in our community.
*cash bar and complimentary snacks
On the weekend, Fleming Museum of Art guests can use the University’s Votey Lot to the west of the Museum as well as the lot across the street from the Museum, behind the offices at 46-48, 50-52 and 66 Colchester Ave. Weekend parking is free-of-charge, and does not require the use of a permit. For detailed parking information and COVID guidelines, please visit the UVM Fleming Museum of Art website. All attendees are encouraged to arrive before 5:00PM.
Special thanks to our sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor: Mutual of America
Runway Sponsors: North Country Federal Credit Union and UVM Health Network
Vogue Sponsors: Chroma Optics; Hotel Vermont; MVP Healthcare; and NFP Property & Casualty Services, Inc., and Lake Champlain Chocolates
Trendsetter Sponsors: Adams Real Properties, LLC.; Akwaaba Community Collective; The Alchemist Brewery; City Market; Community Bank; Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC; Hallam-ICS; and Kris Luce: Allstate Insurance