Cirque du Noir was conceived in 2008 by Worcester designer Michelle May whose Halloween house party had outgrown her home. When asked how a house party evolved into a fundraiser, she cites her mother’s philanthropic influence and a personal desire to give back to the community. Said May, “Seeing the same individuals work to build a vibrant arts culture, I wanted to develop an event that appealed to a wide and varied audience while benefiting the community. I was raised in a very giving environment and it just felt like the right thing to do.”
Since 2008, the Worcester County Food Bank has seen a 12 percent increase in the need for food assistance as many people continue to struggle during this sluggish economy. “Some are unemployed, and others are working more than one job to make ends meet,” said Jane Grant, Director of Development and Communications at the Worcester County Food Bank. “We are so thankful to everyone involved with Cirque du Noir for their generosity in joining our hunger-relief efforts to help our neighbors in need.”
Cirque du Noir encourages attendees to wear creative black attire and includes live music, a silent art auction and a particularly popular feature called the “art fusion” which has been likened to “a jam session for artists”.
Cirque du Noir is a captivating annual art, fashion and music event featuring local talent through silent auctions and live performances while raising funds for the Worcester County Food Bank.
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The Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) is Central Massachusetts’
For more information, visit www.foodbank.org.