June 28, 8 to 11 p.m.
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This event is only for those 21+
Get ready for a color explosion at this adults only, after-hours celebration of style, fashion and bold color. Sip a cocktail or Sun King beer (first one’s on us!), snack on heavy hors d’oeuvres (meatballs and donuts!) and dance the night away.
Celebrate Fashion + Color
How do you use fashion and color to express who you are? Channel your inner Elton John, Lady Gaga or Beyonce and come dressed in your most vibrant celebration outfit (hello, selfie op!), and compete in our costume contest (Most Artistic Outfit and Most Colorful Outfit), or just bask in your own glorious sense of fashion.
Visit our Color of Style experience where your outfit’s colors will be transformed in the color tunnel, then explore nine color-coded runways displaying more than 50 outfits from the museum’s historic clothing and costumes collection. Be sure to see several pieces designed by well-known Indiana designers Bill Blass, Halston and Norman Norell, and a special dress made by up-and-coming Indianapolis fashion designer, Yemisi Sanni. Color of Style curator Meghan Smith will be on-hand for part of the evening to give you the ins and outs of these fabulous pieces.
Then, spend some time in our newly opened art experience featuring abstract artist and Crispus Attucks graduate Felrath Hines. In It's About Time: The Artwork of Felrath Hines, see Hines’ unique use of color, then play with color and how it impacts the final piece.
Celebrate self expression
Get an airbrush tattoo from Willing Hands Design (8-10:30pm), contribute to a collaborative mural, make a bead bracelet, create a rainbow human spirograph, and express yourself through more colorful activities. Browse artifacts from our collection reflecting the LGBTQ heritage of Indiana on special display for the evening and chat with curator Katherine Gould.
Then, make your way to the stage to cheer on a Shakespeare-inspired lip sync performance by Indy Shakes!
Celebrate with Miss Mossy Stone
Mistress of Ceremonies Miss Mossy Stone will lead the evening. Miss Mossy (‘the literate drag queen’) is known for her involvement with Indy Reads Books and the Drag Queen Story Hour where she reads stories, sings songs and brings to life children’s favorite tales. Listen to Miss Mossy share her story on WFYI’s Curious Mix (6:38 – 12:30)
Beer generously donated by Sun King Brewing.
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