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Concenergy 2022 Artists Ball

Musicians, visual artists, poets, and small businesses come together in a combined end-of-year celebration. Anyone who appreciates art, culture, and supporting local is welcome to attend and fully participate in all activities.

Admittedly, the Ball is a little over the top (think Met Gala but with more swank and local flair). Attire is avant-garde, creative, and futuristic. The theme this year is “The Future Is Now”, so put a little thought into your dress.

Expect a red carpet event with live music, fashion exhibitions, hair show and competitions, visual art, poetry exhibitions, late-night food trucks, craft cocktails. There will be plenty of opportunities to dance and engage.

11am - 3pm SOHO HOLIDAY BAZAAR (Vendor Market & Food Trucks) Emerging Artist & Poetry Showcases. Free to the public w/ registration. This year they will select 20 vendors who will sell everything from baked goods to inspired visual art at the indoor vendor market. Arrive hungry because food trucks from all over the Triangle will be ready to serve you. But shopping and food are only a small piece of the pie. Behind the scenes, small businesses, artists, and the community network and connect within this space.

EMERGING ARTIST SHOWCASE
Several local emerging musical artists and poets will showcase their latest releases and announce tour dates. All showcases occur indoors, on the main stage opposite of the indoor vendor market

ARTISTS BALL EVENTS
Advanced ticket (wristbands required)

7pm - MIXER & RED CARPET
Join the artists and small businesses for complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres . There will be plenty of pictures , networking, and red carpet.

8pm - FASHION & HAIR SHOWS, POETRY SHOWCASES
Emerging fashion designers will exhibit their latest collections. Hairstylist and barbers will showcase their most exuberant styles and participate in "best of the best" competitions. Poets will showcase.

AFTER DARK -

LO-FI SHOWCASES

MULTIPLE DANCE FLOORS

SPECIAL ENTERTAINMENT