Exciting things are happening this week! Now that spring is finally here to stay (I know, I know we say it every week) it seems as if the art world is finally agreeing with us. With outdoor festivals, colorful openings, and eccentric parties, you can finally start to participate in the spring time fun!
For the Week
Film: First Monday in May
In lieu of the opening of Manus x Machina Fashion in the Age of Technology at the Met Museum, and the subsequent Met Ball, the documentary The First Monday in May will be in theaters this week. If you can’t wait to see what Anna Wintor and clan have in store for this year, this documentary may help you satisfy your excitement until May.
Don’t forget to check back in the next few weeks for our coverage of the upcoming Met Ball!
First Monday in May, In theaters all over the city
Event: Lucky Draw at the Sculpture Center
Lucky Draw is the perfect event for those who are looking to start their art collection. For the price of a $75.00 ticket, you are guaranteed to talk away with a new piece of art to add to your collection. The raffle will benefit the Sculpture Center and its programming, and will feature art by both established and emerging artists.
Sculpture Center 44-19 Purves St. Long Island City New York. Doors will open at 5pm Draw starts at 7:30. Tickets are required for this event
Public Art Fund Benefit
The Public Art Fund Benefit enables Public Art Fund to continue bringing dynamic contemporary art to the broadest possible audience. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner and a killer time at the after-party.
Metropolitan West, 639 West 46th Street, Tickets can be purchased here.
Brooklyn Artists Ball
Individual tickets may be sold out, but don’t let it stop you from getting dance party tickets.Special guests include legendary Swizz Beatz, along with DJ Runna with a special DJ booth created by artist Tom Sachs.
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York. Purchase tickets here.
Party: UP ⇡⇡ NYC Underground Performance NYC
If you looking for a fun night out, this new art festival has got you covered. Held at The Paper Box in Brooklyn the party will feature numerous live performance art pieces, as well as experimental music and art that focuses on dystopian aspects of the counter-culture movement.
Opening: Mike Perry at Garis and Hahn; Intoxicating Pollen Wiggling in a Moist Journey of Constant Blooming Tides
The relatively new Lower East Side gallery has scored big with their new artist, Mike Perry. Perry, whose brightly colored paintings and illustrations can be seen all over from book covers and magazines, to graphics in the show Broad City has produced some new large scale pieces. Though Perry’s work with Garis and Hahn show his evolution as an artist, you can still expect to see the bring colors and exciting imagery we have come to expect from Perry.
Event: Queens International Night Market Opening Night
The Queens International Night Market is back for another season! The open air market which features vendors selling food, merch, and art will take place every Saturday night all spring and summer long. It’s a great place to see small scale live performances as well as pick up some new art for your home.
6pm to Midnight
Queens International Night Market, at the New York Hall of Science, Opening night will take place 6pm-Midnight.