Roanoke! Yeah, you there! You're looking mighty fine. Did you get your teeth whitened? You're looking as young and fresh as the upcoming 2010 Marginal Arts Festival, celebrating it's third year of confusing your parents with a bunch of crazy, underrated art, artists and loonies. Hey, it's just around the corner!
Since the runaway success of the wild, crazy-great 2009 Festival (Hey, remember the fuzzy yellow bags of stuff?), we've packed the 2010 Fest with so much quirk and tomfoolery we can hardly contain the glee. We have a much-improved, highly organized NEW WEBSITE up and runnin' so you can cram even more of these awesome events into your hectic schedule: www.marginalarts.com 32 events, 60 Artists form Maine to Florida, over 6 days of cultural mayhem!
Check out Pushcart Prize winner and Oxford American contributor Jack Pendarvis (He likes Jerry Lewis!) reading from his delicious, hilarious catalog before unnamed Mystery Bands (The Magic Twig and Rootstone) scores the legendary silent film Nosferatu! Scream a bunch of random stuff at our killer Dadaist/Neo-Absurdist poetry freak-outs! Gawk at the trapeze artists and die by chocolate at our hedonistic and delightful Fat Tuesday celebration! And hey, kids have fun here too, so bring 'em in droves!
These are just a pinch of the hijinks that shall ensue. So clear out your schedule, oil up your rickshaw and whiten your teeth for the 2010 Marginal Arts Festival! Starts February 11. More info at www.marginalarts.com.
Don't miss it, gorgeous.