“Earth” + Poets and Fools Costume Ball at Waterfall Arts

“Antartica” by Ellen Sander

“Earth,” Waterfall Arts in Belfast’s annual open call show, opens with a reception for the artists 5 – 8 pm Friday, April 5, immediately followed by the Poets and Fools Costume Ball. The annual Open Call exhibit seeks to bring together artists young and old, professional and novice, in a spirit of experimentation and free expression around the theme of our common experience of earth.

The Poets and Fools Costume Ball, which begins directly after the opening reception, starts at 8 pm and features dance music by the high energy band The Hips, readings by local poets, a costume contest with prizes and celebrity judges, a 50-50 raffle and mini-auction, lots of happy fools, a performance by Dancing Machine, a Courtney Porter production, cash bar, refreshments and fun with friends. All are invited to attend, wear a costume if you like and celebrate community and creativity. Admission to the fundraiser is on a sliding scale, $5 to $25, at the door. For more information visit waterfallarts.org or call 338-2222.