The last week of April is all about galas. We’re pretty sure we’ve never seen this many galas in one week, so the choice is yours. From Drawing Center Gala to the annual Village Fête at Pioneer Works, get ready for a fun and exciting week ahead!


April 25th

Event: Young Patron Circle of American Friends of the Louvre: The Astronomer’s Ball / Tickets

photo // Samantha Deitch/BFA

This year’s American Friends of the Louvre Young Patrons Circle Gala will celebrate Johannes Vermeer’s masterpiece The Astronomer. This exquisite work is part of the Louvre’s current exhibition Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting, which will travel to the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. this fall. Dress code: Black tie and celestial attire.

Forbes On Fifth, 24 5th Ave, New York, NY 10011



Event: Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture Awards Dinner at Plaza Hotel / Tickets

Photo // courtesy of Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, one of the preeminent artist residencies worldwide, will hold its 46th annual Awards Dinner at the Plaza Hotel. Three awards will be presented: the Skowhegan Medal for Painting, to artist Jack Whitten; the Skowhegan Governors’ Award for Outstanding Service to Artists, to The Studio Museum in Harlem and to William T. Williams; and the Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Award for Outstanding Patronage of the Arts, to the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and its Chairman & CEO Charles C. Bergman. Dress code: Dress for Spring!

The Plaza768 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019



April 26th

Event: Drawing Center Annual Gala at Capitale / Tickets

Photo// courtesy of Drawing Center

Drawing Center 40th Annual Gala will honor Marcel Dzama, Teresita Fernandez, Rashid Johnson, and R.H. Quaytman. Cocktails begins at 6:30 PM, followed by dinner at 7:30 PM.

Capitale130 Bowery, New York, NY 10013



Event: Free Arts 18th Annual Art Auction / Tickets

Photo // courtesy of Free Arts NYC

This year’s Free Arts NYC Annual Art Auction will honor Taryn Simon, a multidisciplinary artist working in photography, text, sculpture and performance. Cocktails & Silent Auction from 6 PM to 8:30 PM, followed by VIP Seated Dinner & Live Auction.

Free Arts NYC2 East 79th St. New York NY 10075



April 27th

Event: Young Folk Benefit Party / Tickets

Young Folk is hosting an annual benefit party Thursday, April 27 from 8:30 PM to 12 AM at Madam X. Join us for drinks, music by DJ James Mulry, and visuals “The Arena” by Jennifer Reiland. The event will raise money to support Young Folk and the American Folk Art Museum.

Madame X



April 28th

Event: ProjectArts Presents: My Kid Could Do That Evening Benefit / Tickets

Photo // courtesy of ProjectArt

ProjectArt Presents: My Kid Could Do That, a benefit exhibition that celebrates ProjectArt’s mission and creativity by displaying childhood artwork created by some of today’s most highly esteemed artists. The evening will act as a preview for the exhibition, which will be open to the public on the following day.

Red Bull Arts, 220 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011



April 30th

The Fourth Annual Village Fête at Pioneer Works / Tickets

Photo // courtesy of Pioneer Works

The night will start at 5:00 PM with Specialty Don Julio CocktailsAura Photography by Radiant Human, silent auction. Dinner will be served by Union Square Events at 6:30 PM with special performances and happenings followed by live auction. After party begins at 9 PM with EXO-TECH feat. Special Guests and late night set by Actual Magic (Chances With Wolves + Javelin).

Pioneer Works159 Pioneer St Brooklyn, New York, NY 11231