There is a different kind of art exhibit about to hit the ByWard Market this spring.
Twenty-one-year-old artist and fashion designer Amir Zargara is hosting a one-night event called Be Your Own Kind at the St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts on March 26 from 7 to 9 p.m.
The show will be a combination of art pieces, clothing and music.
“The storyline is a dramatization developed based on my personal experiences and the things that I've been exposed to in the last eight months,” Zargara said. “The presentation is the narration of it all.”
Zargara added the concept for the show has evolved over time and is divided into three acts — beauty, self and beast — each of which will have a dedicated art piece and outfit.
“This is the most intricate concept I’ve done by far,” he said. “Lots of thinking has gone into this over the last eight months in order to be able to finalize everything.”
He added he sees this concept as a movie or a book with visuals, outfits and its own original soundtrack for each moment of it.
“The show is a continuous storyline from act one to act three,” he said. “Each act has its own original short clip in the beginning with original poetry spoken over it, which will be shown before the start of each act in order to put the audience in the right mood and direct their emotions.”
The artist is encouraging anyone who loves art, music and fashion to come out, but adds everyone should come to try something new.
The free, all-ages event will also include two musical performances.
“It truly is an experience that can’t be described through words, you just have to come and take it all in,” Zargara said.
Doors open at 7 p.m.