UNRESTRICTED The Artadia 2016 Benefit Auction took place on Wednesday, June 1 at an enchanting studio in the East Village, NY. The evening featured a silent auction, tarot card readings by Meghan Boody, personalized haiku by The Haiku Guys & Gals, and balloon art by Brooklyn Balloon Company. Dishful Catering provided bountiful Mediterranean fare and Casa Dragones Tequila served up “Unrestricted”, the evening’s signature cocktail. The night ended with an inspiring live auction hosted by Sotheby’s auctioneer Gabriela Palmieri.
All proceeds raised at the event go towards supporting the Artadia Awards program, which provides curator-driven direct grants to artists in the seven Artadia Award cities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. Artadia Awards are always unrestricted; Awardees use the funds for their individual needs, enabling artists who demonstrate exceptional promise to continue doing what they do best — making art.
Thank you to all the generous artists who donated work to support fellow talents, to the enthusiastic Artadia Board for their ongoing support, and to the 2016 Benefit Committee for making the event successful in every way.
All images courtesy of BFA.