Thursday, January 26, 2023

Shh! Secret Show Returns This Year as a Headliner for the Art­er Limits Fringe Festival

Secret Show 2014 (Photo by Bill Dabney)
Secret Show 2014 (Photo by Bill Dabney)

We can’t tell you what will happen and we can’t tell you where it will happen ­ yet. That’s the secret.

The only thing we can tell you is the Secret Show will happen on Friday, August 12 and the location of the show will be revealed on Friday morning to ticket holders. The annual event is now in its third year and continues to constantly evolve.

The Secret Show Committee came together with the purpose of redefining the assumptions that comprise the stereotypical art events. The committee is composed of local artists who are challenged to create a show that connects the audience with their art hands-on, in-your-face, fully-interactive manner.

“The Secret Show is about breaking down the barrier between the artist and the audience,” explains Wayne Andrews, director of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. “This one night only event will mix art, food, music and libations all with the chance for guests to be part of several live creative processes.”

The previous incarnations of the Secret Show featured a blind art auction with guests winning a work of art by offering the most creative non­monetary bid, designing unique paper airplanes to win tickets to Florida, and puppet doormen. Each year the committee invites local artist to join the secret society that creates the event. This year the show will focus on the film, television and the performing arts guaranteeing that everyone will be part of the show.

The Secret Show, one of the headline events for the Art­er Limits Fringe Festival, will be held Friday evening, August 12th. Tickets for the event are $10 and benefit the United Way, or enjoy the entire Secret Show and Fringe Festival’s 50 events with All Inclusive Button, $45.

Proceeds from this event go to benefit the United Way of Oxford & Lafayette County. For more information about or how to buy tickets to the Secret Show and other events during the Art­er Limits Fringe Festival, visit

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