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22nd Orange Street ArtsFest

We here at Mushpa + Mensa are excited to be in Wilmington’s 22nd Annual Orange Street ArtsFest with so many other talented artisans!

The Orange Street ArtsFest (OSAF) will return Memorial Day weekend for it’s 22nd year. The celebrated street fair is held on Orange Street between Front and Second Streets, next to the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, with some exhibitors inside the building and on 2ndStreet.

The OSAF is one of the largest arts festivals in Downtown Wilmington with more than 80 artists exhibiting oil and watercolor paintings, pottery, jewelry, metal arts and paper creations. This year the OSAF will be juried by Owen Wexler and Miriam Oehrlein. Mr. Wexler is a long-time Wilmington resident and internationally known visual artist whose work has been featured on TV and film. Ms. Oehrlein, winner of the 2012 Belk Designer Showcase, specializes in jewelry design and owns New Elements Gallery.

For more event details click here!
Proceeds support Thalian Association Community Theatre

Show Hours:
*Memorial Day Weekend*
Saturday, May 27 – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, May 28 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: The festival will take place at our namesake location on Orange Street between Front and 3rd streets, next to the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center and in front of the building on 2nd Street.

HBHUSO/Community Arts Center
120 South 2nd. Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Food Trucks – Stevie Macks Int. Food Truck, Poor Piggy and Snowie of the Carolinas

Satellite Bar and Lounge Bluegrass Sunday

Satellite Bar and Lounge

Big Al, Little Alex, Jones Smith, Ben & a mess of others get together at Satellite every Sunday from 6-10 to jam. We will be there with Maya, so cool peeps, booze, bluegrass music and us. What more could you ask for?!?! Wait a food truck as well. Living the life!

The Sweetheart Market

Guess where Mushpa + Mensa will be on Saturday, February 11 at 1 PM – 5 PM?!?!?! The Sweetheart Market. Looking to get your sweetie, BFF, or pretty dang cool co-worker a local, one-of-a-kind, handmade gift for Valentine’s Day? The Sweetheart Market at Waterline is here for you! Come shop for your sweetheart and sip on a local craft beer or wine at the Waterline Brewery in Wilmington.

A Dickens Holiday

Down with Black Friday, go back in time before it existed with us and Maya decked out in Dickens style! On Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, Historic Downtown Fayetteville will again be transformed into a unique and wonderful experience. So roll back the clock with us ­for A Dickens Holiday from 1 to 9 p.m.!

Horse-drawn carriages roll down Hay Street carrying shoppers the old-fashioned way, past merchants’ windows adorned with beautiful Victorian holiday decorations, past artisans and vendors of all sorts of delightful treats. Joyful children pose with Father Christmas for memory-laden pictures. The smells of cider and gingerbread permeate the chilly air. And there is Ebenezer Scrooge himself, pursued by the ghost of Jacob Marley.

As darkness approaches and the clock reaches 5 p.m., townspeople gather in front of the Arts Council for the candlelight procession to the Market House, followed by fireworks. After the fireworks, the festivities continue until 9 p.m.

Art For The Masses


Original, Local Fine Art for $250 or Less

Continuing the community tradition of making original art accessible to everyone, Art for the Masses (AFTM) features art from over 100 local artists. Participating artists will retain 100% of the proceeds from their sales.

AFTM is free and open to the public with a requested door donation to help fund public arts projects at the university. The program is coordinated through Campus Life Arts & Programs and the Department of Art & Art History. For further information, please contact [email protected].

Visitors to Burney Center or Warwick Center, free visitor parking is available in Visitor Parking Lot M. The GPS address for Parking Lot M is 4941 Riegel Road.

Sounds fabulous!!!! We’re going back to college! Come see us and Maya, the Magical Mobile Art Machine @UNCW’s Art for the Masses!

Fall 2016 LEAF Festival – Carnival of Wonder

leaf-fall-2016Mushpa + Mensa is back at LEAF for some amazing times while working and glamping!!! Can’t get enough of LEAF!

For over 20 years, each May & October an intergenerational family of 12,000 people join together upon the beautiful Lake Eden grounds to experience the power music, art and culture has to transform lives, strengthen community, and foster unity. LEAF Festival takes place on the site of the old Historic Black Mountain College with a stunning mix of rolling hills, lakes, streams, and mountain beauty on hundreds of acres of comfortable camping grounds. LEAF scours the globe for artists, musicians, performers and facilitators that are not only masters of their craft, but who also care deeply for the power of arts education.

LEAF Community Arts is a non-profit organization in which all donations and festival proceeds supports cultural arts education programming locally and globally! Since 2004, LEAF Schools & Streets has served over 45,000 youth with programs in over 20 Western North Carolina locations. LEAF International features cultural preservation programs in 10 countries worldwide. Your attendance at LEAF not only provides you with an amazing weekend experience with friends and family, but provides a platform for fostering growth of youth into artistic leaders in their communities worldwide.

NC Pride in Raleigh


Mushpa + Mensa will be up in this house. Come have fun with us!

Date and location of Festival: Saturday, September 24, 2016
Duke University East Campus, Durham, North Carolina
Corner of Main Street and Campus Drive
Festival start: 10:00am – Festival end: 5:00pm

We’ll have a gay old time!!! :]

Wild Goose Festival

We all live by stories, whether we realize it or not…our personal stories of things we’ve done, or that were done to us, corners we turned, chances we took, mistakes we made.

We also live by the stories that permeate our culture, framing stories like big glass windows – we see the world through them, but sometimes barely even know they are there.

At Wild Goose, we’ve always been about making space for courageous, imaginative, and participative social justice work, unleashed creative expression, disruptive spiritual practice, as well as astonishing and inspiring music and art.

The festival will be held in Hot Springs, NC. Hot Springs, near Asheville, is nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina and along the banks of the beautiful French Broad River. It serves as an intersection along the historic Appalachian Trail and is part of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

Located across the road from the Hot Springs Resort & Spa is the Hot Springs Campground, where Wild Goose Festival will be held in 2016. The site features ample sites for tent camping, as well as  full RV hookups. On site comfort stations feature showers and clean bathrooms. Numerous rental cabins/cottages are also available in the town, many within walking distance of the campground.

Come be brave and beautiful with Mushpa + Mensa.


Fermental Sweet Saturdays



Hey Wilmington and beyond! Love art? Today find the #arttruck @FermentalNC from 12-4 PM! Say hello and pick up some craft brews, wines, mead and other amazing delights! #mushpamensa