Designing for a Difference


Strauss Festival of Elk Grove 


Find out about two events you won’t want to miss during Live Wire Wednesday at 5pm. “Designing for a Difference” is throwing its 5th annual event on July 18 and the Strauss Festival of Elk Grove will start July 23.


“Designing for a Difference” Non-Profit School is a 501(c)3 organization, led by creator and owner Latiya Gholar. The school offers free to low cost fashion design programs for the community. It caters to children, teens, adults and seniors. In  courses, students learn to fashion design in an exciting fast-paced, renegade styled learning environment.


Designing for a Difference teaches students how to use their creative energies to produce a fashion product, market it, and sell it. They provide a fun, creative and friendly atmosphere that encourages originality, imagination through inspiration, motivation and encouragement through the use of fashion.

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Also on Live Wire, The Strauss Festival of Elk Grove is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that relies on financial support from businesses, community organizations, and individuals. Its  supporters in the Greater Sacramento region believe in the promotion of public access to the arts.



Dancers, choreographers, seamstresses, set decorators, production crew, and directors are all volunteers and accept no monetary compensation. Each year, nearly 300 volunteers generate about 45,000 hours of effort.


The Strauss Festival of Elk Grove truly enhances the area’s quality of life and offers many young people their first introduction to a major classical production. Young and old alike enjoy returning year after year to be transported back in time to Old World culture and charm.


For more info click here: Strauss Festival


Join us and tune in to LiveWire! at 5 p.m.  Wednesday, July 8 on Access Sacramento channel 17. You can also watch the simulcast online the same time it airs The encore presentation airs Thursday at 7:30 p.m.