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ARTrageous coming to Louisburg College

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LOUISBURG — ARTrageous, a one-of-a-kind, interactive art and music experience, will bring its show to the JPAC on Saturday, Jan. 18.

Audiences are astounded as a team of accomplished, multi-talented artists paint at electric speed, creating giant works of art right before their eyes. The painters are accompanied by live musical performances, powerful vocals and high-energy creative choreography. This show is a unique visual journey of wild inspiration, creativity and fun for the entire family.

A lucky patron in the audience will be taking home a painting that will be created live on stage during the performance.

ARTrageous artworks are in public and private collections across the globe with collectors paying upwards of $15,000 for a painting.

The artists aren’t the only ones having all the fun. Everyone in the audience is encouraged to bring their t-shirts, sneakers or ball caps and step into the ARTrageous Splatter Station at the end of the show to get their gear custom splattered by an ARTrageous artist and leave the show with their own one-of-a-kind wearable artwork.

Formed in the 1980s, ARTrageous is a theater arts community based outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico. From their roots of children’s theater and street performance, this group of like-minded and gifted, “misfit” performers has grown into an international phenomenon, revolutionizing live performance art and interactive entertainment.

Their shows — comprised of a fresh mix of fine art, live music, singing, dancing, humor, and audience participation — are driven by their underlying message that arts are an integral and valuable part of human existence.

This concert event will be in the Frances Boyette Dickson Auditorium at Louisburg College’s Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center (JPAC). For tickets, call the Louisburg College Box Office, (919) 497-3300 or 866-773-6354.

Tickets may also be purchased the day of show. The Box Office, in the main lobby of the JPAC, is open Monday through Friday from 1-5 p.m., as well as 90 minutes before show time. Seats are not reserved.

Tickets are also available online at

Doors open at 6:45 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Louisburg College offers a special discount for groups of 20 or more. Tickets for children 12 and under are $5. Complimentary refreshments will be served at intermission.

Additional support for this series comes from the Franklin County Tourism Development Authority.