Fall For Fringe Arts Is a few days away!

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September 28, 2023

5:30 – 8:00pm

Let’s celebrate the arts on the periphery! Join us to take part in interactive activities, food and drink, and silent and live auctions. We’ve gathered some incredibly talented artists and community members to take part in the Fall for Fringe Arts Gala, a fundraiser for Riverside Arts Center. This event hopes to shine a light on body art, graffiti art, puppetry, and more.


Guests will enter through the Off Center to check in and enjoy the musical stylings of DJ Das Chritz. You can stroll around the space chatting with our body art models about their artwork, grab your first drink (each ticket purchase includes one drink ticket!), and perhaps get a henna tattoo of your own. Ypsi Art Supplies will be open, so make sure to take a peak in Megan Foldenauer’s beautiful little store. 

Megan Foldenauer, owner of Ypsli Art Supplies

Dominique House, henna artist

You can then make your way up to the Dance Studio to participate in improvised puppet shows. Guests can submit a topic or theme to the “Idea Generator” and Naia Venturi and Patrick Elkins will masterfully incorporate your idea on the spot.

On the way upstairs, don’t forget to stop by and see Gary Horton! Gary will be creating live art that you can contribute to. Make sure to return a few times during the evening to see his progress! The resulting piece will be auctioned off at the end of the evening.

Naia Venturi of Dreamland Theater
Photo Credit: Doug Coombe

Artist Gary Horton

Downstairs in our Gallery, take a gander at our massive show “Keeping it Weird”, while you enjoy live music by Davy Jones. Our silent auction has an incredible variety of items for you to choose from. From one of a kind jewelry to  Truly something for everyone!  Angel Food Catering is providing finger foods and appetizers while 734 Brewing will be slinging beverages. After the close of the silent auction, emcee, Mary Larkin, will be facilitating the live auction.


Swing by the theater to enjoy some short films courtesy of the Independent Film Festival of IFFY.

Davy Jones, musician.

Work included in “Keeping it Weird” exhibition 

“Wreck-A-Tangos 1” by Rocco Pisto

Silent auction item: Vintage 1992 Dollhouse.

Work included in “Keeping it Weird” exhibition 

“Kewpiepede” by Grey Stone

Silent auction item: Bobby’s Hair Studio Gift Basket with $50 service certificate.

 Don’t forget to grab your raffle tickets! The Ypsi-famous Mosaic Car has been donated to RAC to help support the fundraiser. At $10 a pop, this is your chance to own your very own drivable sculpture.


Want to see the newly refinished third floor and the other spaces at RAC? Find a tour guide and get your own personal tour of the whole facility.




You could take home this drivable sculpture for only $10!

Here’s the evening’s line up:

5:30 – Doors open! 

            Off Center – Body art models, henna, DJ Das Chritz

            Garage – Gary Horton making live art (give him a hand!)

            Dance Studio – Puppetry Performances 

            North Gallery – Food, drink, silent auction

            Find a tour guide to get your own tour of RAC

6:30 – Live music begins in Gallery – Davy Jones

7:00 – Second bar in Off Center closes, Gallery bar is still open

7:30/8:00 – Silent Auction winners announced, Live auction and paddle raise – Mary Larkin