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Nov 01

“The Arts” Holds Winter Masquerade This Weekend

Posted on November 1, 2017 at 11:03 AM by Communications Department

Artists in Hampton Roads and beyond won’t want to miss “The Arts,” an exclusive showcase providing a gateway to various artist’s unique perspectives. This semi-annual event, happening November 5 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Virginia Living Museum, features quality live music, vivid photography, stunning fashion, sensual dance, captivating paintings, intriguing body art, striking cosmetology, and flavorsome culinary art. Back again as host of the evening is Vice Mayor Tina Vick with co-host Larry Parker and event founder and Newport News Public School Board Member John R. Eley, III.

“The Arts” was started in the summer of 2015 by a group of young artistic entrepreneurs. The mission of “The Arts” showcase is to provide a rare platform for artists from all genres to freely express themselves. The purpose is for all participants to gain maximum exposure and have their art breakthrough to the next level while gaining network opportunities. 

General admission tickets to attend are $40 if purchased online prior to the event and $60 the day of the event. VIP tickets, which include VIP parking and entrance, a VIP reception and complementary alcoholic beverages, are available online for $100. You must be at least 21 years old to attend. Shuttles will be provided to and from satellite parking locations at Riverside Hospital and Deer Park Elementary School. No outside food or beverages of any kind are permitted.

If you are interested in being a sponsor, participant or vendor in the spring festival this upcoming May, contact John Eley at  

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