Carpe Artista, a Smyrna-based nonprofit that promotes positive culture through artistic training and community engagement, kicks off its fundraising season with a week-long celebration of the arts.
Throughout the week of Nov. 6–11, those who visit Carpe Cafe (located at 115 Front St. in the heart of the Historic Smyrna Depot District) will find daily specials and live music, all leading up to a weekend of musical performances, a book release and an acting workshop on Nov. 10–11. On Friday, Nov. 10, actress Joyce Bulifant (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Match Game, Airplane) will discuss her new book, My Four Hollywood Husbands, and will be joined by actor/husband Roger Perry. Bulifant and Perry will host a two-hour acting workshop from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. the following morning at Carpe Artista (101 Front St.) At 7 p.m. on Nov. 11, professional guitarist and Smyrna native Billy Crain will perform at a record release party at Carpe Artista. Crain has shared stages with The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Van Halen, the Allman Brothers Band, ZZ Top and more throughout his career.
A VIP ticket includes admission to all events, as well as entry to “Dinner with the Stars” at Massimo’s LaTavola Ristorante Italiano in Smyrna leading up to Crain’s album release. Proceeds raised from the events will benefit the programming and work of Carpe Artista. Visit carpeartista.net to learn more about the organization and upcoming events.