Inspired by Mardi Gras and the African masks on display in the museum’s exhibit, Fortune, Courage, Love: Arts of Africa’s Akan and Kuba Kingdoms from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the event will feature a mask-making station and a “Human Bingo” networking game, as well as complimentary themed appetizers and a cash bar with Hurricanes.
“This will be a fun, festive night where you can meet other young professionals and check out the fabulous new exhibits at the art museum,” said Piedmont Arts Board President Kim Buck. "Though it’s technically a few days after Mardi Gras, we thought it was a natural tie-in because West African and African-American culture have played such an important role in the New Orleans food, music, and traditions we all know and love.”
The Masquerade Party will take place from 7:30 – 10:30 pm. Tickets are $10 each and include one drink per ticket. Tickets can be purchased at Piedmont Arts, 215 Starling Ave., by calling 276.632.3221 or online at PiedmontArts.org.
About Piedmont Arts Yo Pros
Piedmont Arts Yo Pros is a vibrant group of young adults (ages 20-something to 40-something) committed to promoting the arts in Martinsville and Henry County. Through special events and educational activities, Yo Pros provides support and appreciation of the local arts scene, while giving young, enthusiastic art lovers the opportunity to connect with others who share their passion. Funds raised through the efforts of this dynamic and committed group are used to support special events for young professionals in the area.