What: Music Art Film Craft Fest

When: Friday, August 25 - Sunday August 27, 2023

Who: Pale Figures, Brad Balfour, Arthur Gabriel Smeall,Numadik & More

Where: Tarlton Theatre
405-409 W. Walnut St.
Green Bay, WI 54303
The end of August may be the dog days of summer for most. But for the cool folks in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the month closes out with three fantastic days of artistic expression thanks to efforts of Nate’s Home and Garden Kicking off at 5:30 pm on Friday, August 25th, will be the inaugural Music Art Film Craft Fest. The evening —running from six to midnight — is being produced to raise money for Nate’s Home and Garden, a mental health advocacy organization launched by members of the band Pale Figures — a group which started in Green Bay that was revived after a family member had taken his own life. Suicide awareness and mental health advocacy have become issues many people are concerned with passionately and want to support.
A plethora of local artists, musicians, filmmakers and other talents will be showcasing themselves once the doors open at the historic Tarlton Theatre [405-409 W. Walnut St.]. Performing on that night will be dream pop indie rockers The Pale Figures, classically trained cellist Arthur Gabriel Smeall and pop hip-hoppers Numadik. Also in attendance will be local chef Selena Darrow who will feature some of her sumptuous dishes during the evening. There will also be some fine art on display by Eric Cash -- noted for his detailed portraits of the Beatles — and The Stain Glass Duo as well as about a dozen tables demonstrating an array of local crafters at work. The MC throughout this evening will be Jamie Bruhn of the Lizardz, a popular local rock band. He has co-written and recorded three albums with The Lizardz including “Eyeblinder" in 2013 and has worked with Blue Oyster Cult legend Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser, one of his musical heroes as well as River to Nowhere in 2018 and their newest, “Memoria.” Various music videos will be projected on the walls in a constant stream throughout the evening. Besides local personalities, there will be a special appearance by New York - based Brad Balfour, an international recognized writer, photographer and speaker who will be debuting his live show detailing his experiences as a pop culture interviewer through an hour-long+ presentation of his “Punk Polaroids” — a series of images he made during the late ’70s and ‘80s. While interviewing such stars as The Rolling Stones, Johnny Rotten and the Ramones, he got them and others to pose long enough to pull off the one perfect shot. As he said, “Over the past 45 years, my life went from local to international, from covering music to film and every other kind of pop culture possibility. And through it all, I wrote interviews, reviews, and commentary in print, online, video and live.” There will be museum-quality, collectable prints available for sale. For further info or to reach him directly: @Brad.balfour [send DM], [send in FB Messenger] or go to: On this night, there will also be the MLC Scene Awards, organized and hosted by Freddy Moyano, a local personality who been holding this event for several years. Previously, he had celebrated Green Bay native Tony Shaloub, and had awarded local luminaries in other years.
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The Pale Figures

Arthur Gabriel Smeall




Culinary Innovations

Nate’s Home and Garden



Overall Rating
  • Philip Bennetta

    We were very pleased to be included in the festival; communication was excellent and supportive. We did not get to attend in person, on this occasion, as our entry was a late one, sorry! Thanks to all those who viewed our little film, and to all those concerned with making it happen - a most worthwhile, close to our hearts, event.

    September 2023
  • Aleksandar Vukasinovic

    Thank you for the selection, it was great pleasure!

    September 2023
  • B. Suresh Kumar

    Music Art Film Craft Fest is a good platform to showcase your musical projects and Visuals accompanied by Music. Congratulations to the festival management and jury.

    September 2023