Welcome to 400 West Rich St. in Franklinton, where we invite you to take part in our Mardi Gras celebration. Grab your friends, bring your tribe, snag your krewes, and let's knock the bottom out! Event takes place on February 25, from 8 pm to Midnight (or beyond). You are welcome to BYOB, and we request a five dollar donation to support the performers & to help us put on more events in the future.
Please note this is for ages 21 and up only! Don't forget to check out the event on Facebook!
Come visit the artists who have made 400 West Rich Street home. Each studio is unique, and each artist will have beads to toss or give away... at their discretion. How creative they can be and how far you are willing to go is up to you!
Vivian Von Brokenhymen will be your illustrious Mistress of Ceremonies
“Vivian Von Brokenhymen can be seen bar hopping for shows and appearances all over town and around the state! She’s been spotted recently at Union Café, Havana Video Lounge, Axis Nightclub and she even made an appearance at Level for a karaoke night with the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus. She’ll be headlining her first ever show at Wall Street Nightclub on March 11th. Make sure you come check it out!"
Witness the amazingly danceable mixing talents of DJ Adam Scoppa
Check out the pulsating, high-energy electronic pop merged with punk rock music of Teen Fiction
and the antics of the Pirates of the C.U.C. Constantine
"The Pirates of the C.U.C. Constantine is a small collective of independent minds bent on bringing more pirate antics into the world. Operating under the artistic umbrella of the "theater troop", the pirates bring a unique perspective to live performance, historical commentary, and classic satire. This fair ship is home to the infamous Half-Ass Band which boasts truthfully that the pirates are, "Sometimes offensive, but always entertaining". AAAR, Prepare to be boarded!!
See the members of Quantum Fire and The Amazing Giants, Columbus-based fire and stilt troupes.
and aerial dance by Shalom Marie
"A dancer all her life took to the air in 2009 at a Dancing People Company in Ashland Oregon, and is currently living in Columbus while she develops her first Cirque Rock Opera."
Take part in the costume contest where you can win fabulous prizes! By costume we mean anything from the unusual to traditional masquerade. Fashionistas this is your time to shine!
Costume Contest Judges:
Heidi Kambitsch of Open Heart Creatures
Teacher and mentor, visual artist, amateur hand percussionist and musical instrument maker, leather worker, and an admirer and collector of found natural curiosities.
& Vivian Von Brokenhymen
Fortune Telling with the tarot by Willow
Confess your deepest sinful sins and your unbridled desires at THE CONFESSIONAL, and hear Miz Vivian Von Brokenhymen read them on stage!
Take out your angst at the Vodou Doll Making Station by Etsy Team Columbus
Get your portrait taken of your self and/or your friends! Photography by Dustin Smith & Rick Murray
and more, always so much more!
See you there!
Sponsors: 400 West Rich, Columbus Food League, Jeni's Ice Cream, Union Cafe, Three Blind Mice Bakery, Yelp Columbus, Etsy Team Columbus, Franklinton Arts District, Very Ideal Design, Wonder Viv Studios, Adornments By Karla, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, Milos Deli, the Columbus Art Mobile.
Special thanks to: Chris Sherman, James Butch, Derek Stewart, Lisa Mc Lymont, Jeff Schrecengost, Tom Bartolomei, Wade Ellis, Heather Wirth, Karla Manzanilla Ross, Sarah Weinstock, Ziel Amalgamation, Kristin Ellis, Mania' Pothorski, Lisa Erbacher, Etsy Team Columbus, and all the volunteers!
Organized by Sara E. Adrian & Painted Fox Studios