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The Velvet Rope Experience Arts Showcase... a tribute to AALIYAH

Start Date: 26 Aug 2022
Event Date: 26 Aug 2022
4633 42nd Place Hyattsville, MD 20781 United States
Event Description:

Ladies and Gentlemen, Get ready... for the VELVET ROPE  E*X*P*E*R*I*E*N*C*E* ... where ALL guests are VIPs! #VRE (The Velvet Rope Experience) is a PREMIERE pop-up visual arts showcase that infuses dope artistry, music, and red velvet-flavored eats, while paying homage to well-known music artists, bands or groups. This fourth installment of the #VRE showcase will serve as a tribute to celebrate the life and legacy of American singer, actress, dancer and model, Aaliyah Dana Haughton, and takes place on the weekend of the 21st anniversary of her tragic passing. This will be the PREMIERE celebration for AALIYAH fans, art lovers, make-up enthusiasts, and the fashion forward crowd! ------- Jam with us and be entertained with: A Visual Showcase by local Emerging/Established Local Artists Live Art/Body Painting Live Make-up Tutorial Vendors (jewelry, clothing, stickers/pins, candles, etc.) Aaliyah-inspired Tunes by DJ Trav Photo Booths Dance-Offs Outfit Contest/Mini Runway Show Food Truck Vendors Specialty Cocktails Aaliyah-themed Decor Red Velvet Treats   -------RSVP includes 2 signature Complimentary Cocktails-------   ***CASH PRIZES AWARDED FOR BEST AALIYAH-INSPIRED OUTFITS*** ***CASH PRIZES AWARDED FOR BEST AALIYAH-INSPIRED OUTFITS*** ***CASH PRIZES AWARDED FOR BEST AALIYAH-INSPIRED OUTFITS***   LOCATION: This event will be held at the ILLUSTRIOUS Creative Saints Loft, a gem that is located in the heart of Hyattsville, Maryland (see below photos).   For more info and/or to become a vendor or sponsor for the showcase, visit or e-mail Cary Michael at All monetary proceeds will help bring our vision for this event into fruition and support the careers of artists who will be showcasing their work during the exhibition. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at the VELVET ROPE EXPERIENCE! Peace, Love and Blessings, #CaryMichael