Carnival = Bon Temps Roswell!
Bal masqués, or masked balls, are the pinnacle of Twelfth Night revelry! The masqués and entertainment continue through Mardi Gras or "Fat Tuesday," which is the day before Lent. Ironically, the solemn and austere period of Lent created Carnival, which literally means, "farewell to meat." All carnival revelries begin with overindulgent parties for those about to bid a fond adieu to the pleasures of the flesh.
The revelry of the 3rd Annual Roswell Mardi Gras Ball will feature extraordinary entertainment ~
Providing music for the 2018 Roswell Mardi Gras Ball -
Wasted Potential Brass Band is a bonafide New Orleans-style Second Line brass band, based in Atlanta. Multiple readers-choice award winners in Atlanta’s Creative Loafing, WPBB is a favorite at parades, festivals and the streets of Atlanta in Little Five Points, Cabbagetown and Decatur ~ and now a favorite in ROSWELL!
It’s what fun sounds like!
“From the minute I walk into the event space to begin setting up to paint from life, until after it’s over and my easel is packed up and I’m leaving, I feel a huge excitement and pleasure at being part of the guests’ experience . . . I am so honored to be part of the event’s ‘Cool’ factor!” ~ Ann Marshall Bailey ~ Live Event Painting
The live painting of the revelry of Roswell's Mardi Gras Ball will be available for bidding in our LIVE Auction - the winning bidder will be painted in to this one-of-a-kind work of art!
The Off Centered Project was created in 2012 by Kristina Guede and Tony Schott, two performing artists, in search of a healthy, professional environment to creatively express their visons. With lifelong backgrounds in classical ballet and competitive gymnastics, this duo collaborated their forces to form a company where artists could flourish and live out their dreams. Once again, The Voilà Foundation is excited to have this group of talented performers at our Mardi Gras Ball!
Daniela Caldwell started her training very young in competitive rhythmic gymnastics. Her love of Cirque Arts led to training in ballet, contemporary dance, contortion, hand balancing, aerial silks, lyra, straps and sling. She has been performing throughout Atlanta and the Southeast for the last few years for private events, charities, shows and festivals. Her most popular act (and unique act) involves contortion/handbalancing and ball manipulation. The Voilà Foundation is delighted to have Flying Daniela performing at our 2018 Ball!
Once again, our auction will be powered by Handbid - an extremely bidder-friendly app for your smartphone! Download the free Handbid app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. And don’t worry if you didn't bring your smart phone to the ball — you’ll be able to bid with our strolling “Auctioneers” using iPads, at our Charity Auction Shop!