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Love Notes VIP Event

Join us as we celebrate visual artists and the cultural community of New Haven!

LOVE NOTES is Artspace New Haven’s new, annual community-based fundraising event, providing critical support for our future exhibitions and programs. Artists from around the world were invited to create their own LOVE NOTES, a 5 x 8″ work of art, available for $95. Your VIP ticket will provide you with early access to make your LOVE NOTES selection. The VIP evening will also include a virtual performance by comedian Maz Jobrani and a musical performance by Thabisa.  We hope you can join us.

Tickets are $150 for in person tickets. $100 for virtual tickets.


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Maz Jobrani was most recently seen playing the loveable “Fawz” on the CBS comedy SUPERIOR DONUTS as a series regular.  He can often be seen on television’s most popular shows such as GREY’S ANATOMY, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, THE DETOUR, LAST MAN STANDING, and SHAMELESS. Maz starred as the title character in the award-winning indie comedy, JIMMY VESTVOOD: AMERIKAN HERO, a feature which he co-wrote and co-produced and is now available on all major outlets online. He’s co-starred in many additional films, including Sydney Pollack’s THE INTERPRETER, Disney’s DESCENDANTS and Ice Cube’s FRIDAY AFTER NEXT. Maz’s original NETFLIX standup special IMMIGRANT was filmed at the prestigious Kennedy Center and is currently available for streaming. He’s also released 3 additional solo specials on SHOWTIME including: BROWN AND FRIENDLY, I COME IN PEACE, and I’M NOT A TERRORIST, BUT I’VE PLAYED ONE ON TV. In the Spring of 2016 he performed at the White House where he had the privilege of introducing Michelle Obama. As a UC Berkeley alum, Maz gave the keynote speech to the graduating class of 2017. Maz served as the host for the 45th International Emmy’s in New York. He was a founding member of THE AXIS OF EVIL comedy tour, which aired on Comedy Central.  He is a regular panelist on NPR’s WAIT WAIT DONT TELL ME and has given 2 TED Talks. His LA Times Best Selling Book, I’M NOT A TERRORIST BUT I’VE PLAYED ONE ON TV, was published by Simon & Schuster. Maz executive produced EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE, a documentary about his sister’s battle with breast cancer which is currently available on iTunes.


Singer, songwriter, activist, wife, mother… Thabisa does it all. Using her voice as a sound piece for inspiration and change, Thabisa blends elements of African jazz, Afropop, soul and funk in a style that is distinctively her own. Soulful yet sultry, her electrifying voice and boundless energy captivate audiences each time she steps on stage.

Born and raised in South Africa, Thabisa’s music draws heavily from the highs and lows of ordinary life to create an experience that is both personal and uplifting. Her two albums Eyodidi (2015) and The Journey (2013) – both recorded in South Africa – incorporate the languages of Xhosa, Zulu, Venda, and English, and touch our ears and hearts with words of encouragement and inspiration. Gifted with a name that means “to make others happy,” Thabisa is an artist not to be missed.


Visitor Information

Love Notes will take place April 30 — May 2, 2021, with a VIP reception (online and in-person) on Thursday, April 29.

Conversations with friends, family, and colleagues about the challenges over the last year have also reminded us of the things that we cherish. It occurred to us that every year we could create space for the joy in our lives and, as artists, consider what is important about sharing visual art.

Artspace is located at 50 Orange St, New Haven, CT. Orange St will be closed to traffic on the day of the event. Parking information can be found at

As always, Artspace takes the greatest precautions in the fight against COVID. All attendees are required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth at all times.  Attendance to the in person event will be limited to 150 people. We will keep the doors to the street open to improve air circulation. Join us for the fun as we celebrate spring on Orange St. (closed to traffic for the event!)