Local dress designer Rachel Gordon is hosting a one-night-only event to raise awareness of local designers and artists. The free evening will take place in her studio at 258 Rutledge with an open wine and beer bar so you can sip and enjoy. Designers and artists range from a bathing suit designer to a hula-hoop creator. Plus, Homespun Hoops will be giving lessons to anyone who wants to take a spin on the outdoor patio. The party lasts from 5-9 p.m. and features Homespun Hoops, Charleston Chemist, rlee Collection, Rachel Gordon, Cactus Photography, Ann-Chambers Wright Resort-wear, Marysia Charleston, dee ruel jewelry & paper artist, and jemodiste. After viewing the designers and spinning a few hoops, head on over to J.Paulz on Maybank and Folly for the after-party and $3 martinis. For more information call (843) 259-8066. —Candice Summers

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