Amanda Browder: Razzle Dazzle

Razzle Dazzle will be an unforgettable presentation of a collectively produced textile installation led by the Brooklyn-based artist Amanda Browder. Using fabric collected from dozens of recycled, donated, or locally sourced origins, Browder will work directly with Siouxland volunteers and artists during locally hosted Public Sewing Days (dates TBD) to construct a brightly colored monumentally sized textile sculpture that will be draped over the facade of the Sioux City Art Center building. The resulting piece will display the work and process of creating a large-scale textile installation, but, even more importantly, it will represent the diverse community that built the piece. The spectacle that it produces will act as a stage to stimulate dialogue across civic and cultural boundaries, activating an often-overlooked space in extraordinary ways. Razzle Dazzle will be installed on the Sioux City Art Center during ArtSplash 2024.

Do you have fabric to donate? We’re taking fabric donations starting NOW at the Art Center and other local donations sites (below). Here are a few parameters:

  • SATURATED colors, with or without patterns. All the colors of the rainbow, including black.
  • COTTON primarily! Denim, sequins, fluorescent color, and velvet is welcome. No stretch materials.
  • NO clothing. Thank you!
  • We are also looking for sewing machines.

Additional Donation Sites:

Heart & Hand Dry Goods Company (3011 Hamilton Blvd, Sioux City, IA 51104)

Hardline Coffee (515 4th St, Sioux City, IA 51101)

Siouxland Center for Active Generations (313 Cook St, Sioux City, Iowa 51103)

Sioux City Public Library (529 Pierce St, Sioux City, IA 51101)

Jefferson Beer Supply (202 Main St, Jefferson, SD 57038)

Watch this space for more information and updates, including sewing day dates and times. If you have questions or you want to volunteer, send an email to:

Visit Amanda’s website

Razzle Dazzle is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, and Gilchrist Foundation.

Photo courtesy of Mikayla Whitmore