GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The Greenville Museum of Art will be hosting its annual fashion show in September.

The event will be held on Thursday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The fundraiser will feature cocktails and conversation then the runway featuring Greenville’s boutiques and accessory shops. It’s the first time in three years, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event will be held. It will take place at 802 South Evans St.

“A lot of time and dedication and hard work goes into planning these types of things,” said Sim Asher, communications and events coordinator at the Greenville Museum of Art.

Local boutiques provide the clothes and local businesses sponsor the event with gifts for the raffle or services for the models. Monkee’s, a local clothing store, said they are thrilled to be a part of the show.

“We are very excited for this event,” said Lauren Dishman, owner of Monkee’s. “It’s always a great time to have the local boutiques in town come together, they get to put their best fashion pieces on the runway and it’s just a fun girls’ night out.”

Asher also said they are excited to hold the event as it explores the connection between art and fashion.

“Fashion is art, art is fashion. They definitely go hand-in-hand,” Asher said.

The event is both a fundraiser and social event for the museum, helping raise money to put on art exhibits and educational programs for Greenville and Pitt County.

“We’re really excited to bring it back and see, just have everybody here enjoying themselves again,” said Trista Reisporter, executive director at Greenville Museum of Art. “It’s always a really, really, really fun event, and we’re excited about some of the other things we added this year with the pop-up shopping, so I think people will have a really good time.”