2018 FETE EN NOIRE PHOTO GALLERIES: Artemas | Nick Gould


About Fête en Noire

Fête en Noire is the dark side to our popular summer celebration Fête en Blanc. The purpose of Fête en Noire is to party through winter by offering an experience filled with merriment and a few naughty surprises. As with Fête en Blanc, our goal is to bond our community, give to charitable causes, and create an event you’ll be talking about all season long. 

This Year’s Fête en Noire

On January 27th, 2018, we coaxed Lancaster party-goers out of winter hibernation to join us on the dark side at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania for a night of mystery and intrigue. A roaming contortionist, belly dancers, and a cabaret-style performance all graced the stage. The night continued with a live art auction, food samplings from nine different vendors, and full bar service and ended at Altana for an after party. 

Dear Fête Goers and Event Sponsors

Thank you for making our very first Fête en Noire an overwhelming success! You laughed, you danced, you cheered, and you did it all in some pretty incredible outfits. I hope that you had the time of your life as you emerged from your winter hibernation to join us in celebrating.

As with any new event, the black party required detailed preparation in order to reach fruition and we appreciate your kind words and support as we navigated through our first year of this experience. Our team dedicated endless hours of energy planning Fête en Noire and I could not be more proud of the job they have done to bring our mysterious, sexy, dark party to Lancaster. From the location to the food sponsors, artwork to performers, linens, tables, decorations, and bar service, the journey that had brought us to that magical night, certainly made an impact both on myself as well as our community.

The Fête Committee is the best group of people I have ever worked with. They made this event happen. Building a brand new event from the ground up is very difficult but our team worked endlessly to ensure its success. We always learn and get better with our Fête events and this team will constantly strive to make the best decisions to give you a great experience!

With so many people to thank, the easiest way for me to express gratitude (and hopefully not miss anyone!) was to simply list them all below. We look forward to seeing you all in the spring at our white party, Fête en Blanc, where the fun continues and we are able to offer even more to our charities.

Joe Hess


Very Special Thank you to my husband, Darryl Coble,
even though he is not technically on the committee, he is the most supportive person I know!

Thank you to the Fête Board of Directors:
Nathan Mountain, Jessica Finch, Meg Lefever Titter

Thank you to our Committee:
Monica Berkowitz, Emily Allen, Kathi Arment, Vy Banh, Heather Colosi, Danielle Deford, Nikki Graybeal, Georgia Jones, Johnny Roberts, Kaci Willwerth, Nicole Vasquez, Amy Jaros, Sylvia Kauffman, Glenn Taylor

Special Thanks to our show director Josh Kramer Keefer and all of the amazing performers!

Thank you to our Marketing Campaign:
Espial Design Group – Bianca Cordova, Todd Geiger, Katerina Kuss, Chris Ruch and the lovely face of Fête en Noire, Ashley Velez

Thank you to our Sponsors:
$2500 Level – Brick and Mortar Investments, ESPN Radio, Fun 101.3, Good Spirits, Mixed Up Productions, Nick Gould Photography, Natural Stone Works, and Rice and Noodles and Sprout

$1000 Level – Alpha Dog Advertising, Artemas Photography, Benefix, Espial Design Group, Lancaster GALS, Lancaster Screen Printing, Lauren Fisher Photography, Leslie Gilbert Photography, Mandarin Rose, The Meier-McPhee Team at Lusk & Associates, Ooh La La Consignment Boutique, Puffer Morris Realty, Revelo, Sable Commercial Realty, The Traveling Tap, Veleska Jewelry, Vigis Parties, and Witman Auctioneers

Thank you to our Venue:
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

Thank you to our Art Auctioneer:
Clarke Witman of Witman Auctioneers

Thank you to our Bar Service Provider:
Good Spirits – Dave Murray, Cayli Schumann, and their amazing crew
The Vineyard at Grandview, Stateside, and The Traveling Tap for providing our liquid courage

Thank you to our DJ:
Mike Miller of Mixed Up Productions

Thank you to our Event and Sound Designers:
Stray Production Services

Thank you to our Stage Provider:
Tait Towers and especially Mickey for the fabulous roll away stage

Thank you to our Event Photographers:
Artemas Photographers and Nick Gould Photography

Thank you to our Artists:
Karen Anderer, Whitney Babin, Christiane David, Abigale Fortnum, Leslie Gilbert, Michelle Johnson, Victoria Kue, Erica Milner, Robert Nelson, Loryn Spangler-Jones, and Katie Trainer

Thank you to the Food Sponsors:
Annie Bailey’s Irish Public House and Gravie, Aussie and the Fox, Character’s Pub, Cracked Pepper Catering, Isaac’s Downtown Bar & Grill, Isaac’s Restaurants, La Petite Patisserie, Red Rose Tavern, and Simply from Scratch Catering



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