Entertainment, Lifestyle

ART, WINE, AND FASHION

January brought us spectacular events in the Ville. At the start of the New Year, January is giving the sip on wine, acoustic your mind in art, and run-in style type of vibe.

Local Painter, Filmmaker, and Videographer Andrew Brooks hosted a Vintage Vibes: An Art Life Gala Experience at the Arts Council on January 6th. Brooks introduced his urban art exhibit, called Vintage Vibes. The event also featured local and out-of-state musical talent, singing Hip Hop and R&B music.

The event was followed by a film screening for a movie produced by Brooks titled “What Would Picasso Do?” Some of the cast members were present at the reception. Brooks’ art exhibits were displayed at the Arts Council from January 6th to 21st. According to the Arts Council Outreach Coordinator, Brooks’ art display drew many visitors to his artwork exhibits.

On January 7th, An Affair to Remember teamed up with Women Power of Society of NC to host 2023 You Won’t Break My Soul Runaway Extravaganza Fashion Show at the Crown Coliseum. Young girls to pageant queens ripped the runway in the latest formal wear.

The fashion show included a segment celebrating and honoring women leaders in the community. The fashion show featured live music from Sleeping Booty.

The Sip Room on Hay Street is hosting a few events in their building – DJ Music on Friday, January 12th. Karaoke Night will be held every other Wednesday, starting January 18th; Empanadas and Wine Tasting on January 20th, Brunch Bunch (held every Sunday), followed by a Wine and Design Series – UNCORKED in collaboration with Concourse 107, LLC (Art & Entertainment Business) on January 26th. UNCORKED Experience, held every 4th Thursday (every other month starting January), is an artistic, R&B musical vibe, and social space for guests to sip-n-paint.

For more information, visit the Art Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County and the Sip Room to stay abreast of upcoming events. Also, visit An Affair to Remember website for more details on the 2024 Fashion Show.

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