Please visit Will Call to purchase a ticket ($12). Advance ticket sales are now closed.

Date: Tuesday, Dec 14th 2021

Time: doors @ 6:30pm, stories @ 7pm

Location: Central Standard Crafthouse & Kitchen– 320 E Clybourn St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

‘HOOPS’ stories on earrings, cycles, culture, and connectedness.

Join us for this very special intimate event as Artist & Photographer Nicole Acosta takes you behind the scenes of her nationally recognized portrait project ‘HOOPS’. Hear stories from folks photographed for the project and hear why HOOP earrings are so meaningful to them – then get your very own portrait taken! Make sure to wear your very own HOOPS.

In total, The EXperience: Hoops will include stories, a photo booth, a display of Nicole’s incredible portraits, and a fun, mix & mingle game! Sanitizer and masks will be available for everyone.

‘HOOPS’ have been making a statement since 2500 bc and are rocked by many, specifically Black and brown folks. “They have become both a marker of our identities and symbols of home. For some, they became gifts celebrating a coming of age, and for others they evoke memories of self-revelation.” -Nicole Acosta

To learn more about the HOOPS project visit