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The Velvet Rope Experience Arts Showcase presents... Welcome to the Louisiana By-U(St)

  • Po Boy Jim Bar & Grill 1834 9th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Get ready... for the VELVET ROPE


... where ALL guests are VIPs!

#VRE (The Velvet Rope Experience) is a PREMIERE pop-up visual arts showcase that infuses dope artistry, music, and red velvet-flavored eats, while paying homage to well-known music artists, bands or groups.

This second installment of #VRE will serve as a tribute to iconic Nola-based artists to include Rebirth Brass Band, Trombone Shorty, Lil’ Wayne, Juvenile, Mystikal, Baby, Mannie Fresh, Master P., DJ Jubilee, Big FreediaAugust Alsina, Frank Ocean, PJ Morton, Tank and the Bangas, Pell, & more!

The artwork featured in this show will speak to the colorful and vibrant culture of New Orleans, which is known for their distinct music, creole cuisine, unique dialect, street murals, scenic landscapes, colorful architecture and annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras.


Come jig with us and be entertained with live art and body art, marching band performance by Friendship Tech Prep, professional "Twerk" performance by Destiny Vaughan, electic sounds ranging from funk, jazz and big band to hype and bounce music by DJ Farrah Flosscett, drink and food specials, and a visual arts exhibition featuring the works of the following DMV-based artists:

  • Artistic Bri (@artisticbri)

  • Cary Michael (@carymichael_)

  • Gaelle Claude (@yourartplug)

  • H. Blackwell II (@black5973)

  • Hilltop High Designs (@hilltop_high)

  • Jaelex Creations (@jae.lx)

  • Jai James (@iam_artist_jai)

  • Jona Monét (@jonamonet) - Painting Live!

  • Kara Coleman (@iamthekreator) - Painting Live!

  • Kris Diggs (@artby_kd)

  • Stacie Lynn (@signedstacielynn)

  • Tarika Campbell (@follow.tarika) - Painting Live!… & more

For more info and/or to become a sponsor for the showcase, visit or e-mail Cary Michael at All monetary proceeds will help bring our vision for this event into fruition and support the careers of artists who will be showcasing their work during the exhibition.

Thanks in advance, and we look forward to seeing you at the VELVET ROPE EXPERIENCE!

Peace, Love and Blessings,


RSVP for your Early Bird VIP ticket here.