It was a seen and be seen kind of night at Creative Time’s  annual gala, which brought together guests from the worlds of art, fashion, and philanthropy. The evening, which was co-chaired by Jon Neidich and Kate Young, honored artist Jenny Holzer, who recently presented VIGIL, a new series of light projections that addressed gun violence in America at Rockefeller Center with Creative Time

“Creative Time impresses with its mission of inspiring change through ambitious public projects,” said Jenny Holzer. “Creative Time helps artists and audiences explore ideas that might tweak the future. I’ve been so lucky to work with the organization.”

Justine Ludwig, Jenny Holzer, Jon Neidich

Guests entered through a very instagrammable moment, a neon-lit tunnel which opened into the luminescent, futuristic cocktail room where guests mingled in the environment designed by Van Wyck & Van Wyck and enjoyed cocktails by AbsolutElyx.

After dinner, guests joined the jam-packed Creative Time Party, a late-night disco where guests danced to music by DJ duo Chances With Wolves and enjoyed sandwiches by Parm

Waris Ahluwalia, Nicholas Braun

The annual fundraiser supports Creative Time in its mission to amplify artists’ voices, ignite conversations on current issues, and engage audiences in dynamic public art. The evening hosted notable guests Sofia Coppola, Rachel Weisz, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Ronson, Nicholas Braun and Waris Ahluwalia.

images // courtesy of BFA/Mike Vitelli