Mardi Gras Art Festival in Boston
Annual Mardi Gras Celebration and Art Sale with live music, art sale, appetizers, dance, silent auction. It's the only Mardi Gras celebration with an arts theme in Greater Boston.
The February 21st celebration starts at 7:30pm and tickets are available at MardiGrasBrighton.Eventbrite.com and at the door. Free tickets for EBT card and ConnectorCare card holders, homeless, and low income.
The Stockyard Restaurant is conveniently located on the 86, 70 and 70A bus lines and it's handicapped accessible. There is also ample free auto and bike parking in their on-site parking lot. Costumes are optional but do wear the traditional Mardi Gras colors. The traditional colors are purple, green and gold. Green represents faith. Gold represents power. Purple represents justice.
Unbound Visual Arts is Allston-Brightons visual arts non-profit organization and was incorporated in 2012 and now has over paid 200 members and supporters. A major part of its mission is to present curated educational art exhibitions on important cultural and social topics, such as wellness, non-violence, gender equality, and environmental sustainability. That mission is a unique means of presenting contemporary art exhibitions. All of UVA's exhibitions are created to be beneficial to all audiences. In addition, Unbound Visual Arts has organized two other extended exhibitions (3-6 months) that included artists from the homeless target group. The last one was titled "Address Unknown: Traces of Hope" and represented hope and resiliency in the plight of homelessness. Each of the artists shared an experience with homelessness and through their creativity, aspired to provoke the audience into thinking about the social conditions of their unhoused community. Finally, UVA has also presented three recent educational exhibitions related to women's history month: "Peace in Her Time: Visionary Women Against War and Violence," Battle of the Sexes: The Sexual Harassment Volley of Today," and "Earned" Women in Business and Labor."
John Quatrale, Unbound Visual Arts