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By Yael Goldman | Local News

LAKE GEORGE - The Black Velvet Art Party is a funky formal celebration which returns for its 23rd year on November 5. This fundraiser for the Lake George Arts Project invites people to dance to the music of Groove Therapy whilst dressed in full regalia, with prizes awarded in both artistic and fashionable categories.

Black Velvet Art Party
Saturday, November 5, 8 p.m.
Roaring Brook Ranch, 2206 Route 9N, Lake George

Tickets: $20 before November 2,
$25 at door, (518) 668-2616
www.lakegeorgearts.org

LAKE GEORGE - The Black Velvet Art Party is a funky formal celebration which returns for its 23rd year on November 5. This fundraiser for the Lake George Arts Project invites people to dance to the music of Groove Therapy whilst dressed in full regalia, with prizes awarded in both artistic and fashionable categories.

It’s a night where sophistication takes a holiday, all in good clean fun for an excellent cause. Proceeds go to fund the Arts Project’s “Courthouse Gallery” presentations and other programs.

A silent auction of original black velvet artwork is the highlight of the event each year. In addition, all art entries are judged for prizes. Some of these highly competitive and coveted categories include:

  • “Velveluminous” (the brightest artwork)
  • “Velvelicious” (most delicious looking)
  • “Velveeta” (cheesiest artwork)
  • “Velveluptuous” (sexiest artwork)
  • “Viva La Velvet”
  • “Best of” Black Velvet

Even if you don’t have an artistic bone in your body, you should not be dissuaded from entering the premises in attire to compete in this year’s fashion contest – the 2011 theme is “BLING!” In general, perhaps it is best to think of wearing something that would look like “Mardi Gras on acid.”

If you use that as a rough guideline, it’s a foregone conclusion that you’ll be a contender for some recognition in any number of categories. Perhaps you’ll be accepting the award for:

  • “Queen Velveteen”
  • “Tres Tacky”
  • “Velviagra”
  • “Svelte”
  • “King Black Velvet the 18th”
  • The highly coveted “Joan Reid Award” for most inappropriate attire.

Please note that the Lake George Arts Project has briefed me on the precise judging standards for each award, yet has told me that I would need to kill you if I shared them. I am allowed to say that each category is open to all genders (even to those who might be confused about same,) and that elitist categories like economic circumstances and/or good taste will not be factors in judging any award, particularly “velveeta.” I hope I made all this clear. If not, call (518) 668-2616 for more information.

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