MEDIA ALERT – The original Artists & Writers Ball returns to Ybor City, Sat. Oct. 7th


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The original Artists & Writers Ball returns to Ybor City, Sat. Oct. 7th

The Cuban Club ballroom will present 5 separate adventures at the Artists & Writers ReUnion Ball, Saturday, Oct. 7th 8PM – 2AM.  From Dali and Deco, Heaven and Hell to Bad Taste in Outer Space.

The Group is known for amazing decorations., mostly made from scraps and donated materials.

We invite you to come take an advance peek at our efforts:

 Thursday, October 5th or Friday, October 6th

Call to arrange a time 813.310-0372

We also invite you to the actual Ball to see the outrageous costumes, the first A&W King and Queen in 15 years, poetry, music (six bands) and moving images projected on giant screens and on silk.  Also local artists have created over 300 mini masterpieces on cardboard which will be displayed.

Web site provides background and photos: on the Artists & Writers Balls of the late 1970s and 1980s.  This event and this tribe of artists and writers helped resurrect Ybor City and spawned Guavaween and Tropical Heatwave.  Adventurous folks from So. Tampa to St.Pete and beyond would  flood to the Cuban Club wearing home made costumes and ready to participate in an evening of creative fantasy.

The Artists & Writers will soon expand the ball and host street festivals and performance art events – Bohemian-style.  Money raised will fund young up and coming creatives and attract more of them to the Tampa Bay area to fuel our creative industries.

We hope to interest younger artists to join the elders and see what it takes to make a magical event with talent but no money!

Thurs. & Fri. photo opps include artists painting murals and such! Interviews with the artistic director, plans for the future, etc.  Call Janet Henderson 813-310-0372 to make arrangements.

Saturday at the event, call Janet Henderson in advance to leave your name at the door if you’d like specific interviews with King and Queen and other VIPs, including artists and entertainers. Or do your own thing!

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