Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center celebrates carnival time with a Venetian-style masquerade. This colorful event takes its inspiration from the annual festivals held in Venice, Italy during Medieval and Renaissance times. Decked out in elaborates costumes and masks, festivalgoers indulged their passion for live music and dance. The MACC’s masquerade is a tribute to artist Mark Kostabi’s exhibition City of Enchantment: Mark Kostabi in Venice, which is on display at Monthaven through February 11. In honor of Kostabi, who is not only a visual artist but an accomplished pianist and composer, pianist Lydia Warren will be performing some Italian compositions during the MACC’s masquerade. Vocalists from Nashville Opera will sing a few favorite Italian arias. Come dressed in creative cocktail attire and, of course, wear your carnival mask.
Space is extremely limited for this popular event, so order your tickets HERE.
Kaylin Warden joined the Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center staff in 2024 as External Affairs Coordinator. In this post, she organizes special off-site events and manages the organization’s external communications. She also works with the development department by updating the MACC’s customer relations database, and she assists the executive director in setting up exhibitions. Above all else, Kaylin is passionate about the arts. It comes as no surprise, then, that she is now pursuing a master’s degree in art history. When she’s not at the MACC, you can find her reading her favorite books (especially ones dealing with maritime mysteries), cooking, gardening, playing with her cat and two dogs, and cheering for the Nashville Predators.