Villa Ville Cola: New all arts festival to be held at Conundrum
Whose idea was this?
The idea for the festival was started by Jeremy and Becca Joseph.
What's the philosophy behind it?
Their aim is to facilitate community transformation by bridging gaps between various art forms, artists at different stages of their careers, of differing ages, scenes, and lifestyles. They hope that by bringing all these artists into one space it will lead to a synergy of new ideas amongst everybody at the festival.
Who are the folks working on it?
Jeremy & Becca Joseph, Cecil Decker, Page Chilton, and Paige Haggard. Drake Cartrette, designer at Before the Ink is Dry, created the event poster.
Will this be an annual event?
That’s the hope. First they plan to make year one awesome.
Columbia, SC – dozens of Columbia-based artists across many different artistic disciplines are coming together Saturday, March 8 from 12:30 – 6p.m. in the outdoor space at Conundrum Music Hall to participate in and launch the first annual Villa Ville Cola. The concept behind this new festival is to provide a platform and opportunity of expression for every art form in our city that en masse facilitates community transformation. The festival will feature local arts and crafts booths, a music stage featuring special acoustic performances from a variety of local acts, a film-festival (inside Conundrum), and a performance stage featuring local poets, comedians, improv, dance, circus, magic, and more. By bringing together a large group of diverse Columbia artists into one place for a unique day of arts and community building we hope the event will be a worthy addition to Columbia’s vibrant artistic scene. Tickets are $2 at the gate. For more information please visit www.villavillecola.wordpress.com
Arts and Crafts vendors Music Film
JellyKoe Falling Off A Building James Owens
That Godzilla Guy Marshall Brown Aaron Wyrd
PIENSA: Art Company Release the Dog Tyler Errigo
Owlette Daddy Lion Anthony Stagliano
Birdies by Shayna The Post-Timey String Band Cecil Decker
Lorna Festa Dr. Roundhouse Jordan Wilson
Lila Shull & Grievances PrettyFeet Jordan Young
Tennyson Kovach Corley William Glenn Christopher Karis West
Sank Parfwa Deece
Live Painting by Jean Bourque
Soda City Cirque Mind Gravy Poetry Showcase ft.
OverReactors Improv Justin Blackburn
Columbia Comic Showcase Debra McQueen
Jenn Snyder Ken Denk
Wayne Cousins Merlyn the Mystic
Topher Riddle Ritual Abjects
Matt LaBorde Fortune Telling
Midlands Capoeira Angola Face Painting by Dorothee Walters
Please Note: Some language and content at Villa Ville Cola may not be suitable for children.