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Make Masked Marvelous Decorations with Shelton Lindsay

October 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Two bronze and one silver mannequin stand bedazzled with jewels and fabric. Behind them is blue draped fabric and cut strips of silver flow on either side of them. Fairy lights and tree branches are in the background. Large candles rest at the mannequins' feet.

Join us to make decorations with the extraordinary artist, designer, and performer, Shelton Lindsay. This year, Lindsay is the designer and curator of our annual fundraiser, Masked Marvelous, MFTA’s fabulous celebration of creativity, reuse, and the NYC arts community. Go behind the scenes of Masked Marvelous and construct décor that will transform our warehouse into an extravagant event space. Shelton will lead guests through hands-on decorating projects using non-traditional art supplies and reusable materials from the MFTA warehouse to highlight this year’s theme of Grit & Glamour.

About Shelton Lindsay
Shelton Lindsay is a multi-hyphenate artist (focusing on writing, performance, directing and design) living in Brooklyn. A member of the New York Neo-Futurists, a theater collective, Fou Fou Ha, a clown collective, and the HOUSE OF YES, a burlesque night club, where Lindsay is a resident performer and frequent collaborator, having been head of design there in 2018, before leaving to pursue work as a production designer. His company PINK WALLET PRODUCTIONS, does design and production on various events in the city. He’s been a member of MFTA for the last four years.

About Masked Marvelous
Our annual gala, Masked Marvelous, will be held this year on Thursday, October 24. This event is not your typical sit-down gala or benefit. We use donated materials to turn the warehouse into a fun and quirky destination with delicious local food, signature cocktails, and roving entertainment.

Our 18th annual Masked Marvelous will bring attendees on a journey through the five boroughs of New York, highlighting their unique Grit & Glamour with mask-making, music, dancing and entertainment. MFTA members may purchase discount tickets to Masked Marvelous for $75 by entering their school or organization when prompted at checkout. Get Tickets!


October 17, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


The Foundry
42-38 9th Street
Queens, NY 11101 United States
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Materials for the Arts
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