The Creative Time Fall Ball - Flaming Youth
A masquerade fete in tribute to the legendary Chelsea Arts Ball. Dancing, drinks, and outrageous fun!
Thursday, November 17, 2011 / 8-11pm
The WIP New York, 34 Vandam Street, NYC
This fall, Creative Time is continuing its tradition of organizing some of the most exciting, unique and—above all—fun art world events in New York City. On November 17, Creative Time’s Creative Council, a group of young art patrons who are helping to steer the organization into the future, will host Creative Time’s annual fall fundraising event. This year’s theme is “Flaming Youth,” which takes its name and concept from a longstanding London tradition: The Chelsea Art Ball, a costume ball that supported the Chelsea Arts Club for artists and art students. Once called “the most scandalous event on the social calendar,” it was also referred to as “the unmissable event on the bohemian calendar.” The Chelsea Art Ball was discontinued in London in 1959, but 52 years later, it’s back in a new, NYC-influenced incarnation—and it promises to be as exciting and unforgettable as ever.
The venue for the event is the The WIP New York, the latest project by nightlife impresario Jon Bakhshi, the man behind Greenhouse and the Juliet Supperclub. WIP is especially unique—and particularly suited to Creative Time—because a roster of well-known artists create the constantly changing décor. The spirit of the event represents a break from the typically stodgy, homogenous art world gatherings that patrons and artists are often obligated to attend. The event aims to be a highlight on the modern “bohemian calendar,” where artists and art lovers can come together to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of the New York art world. Guests are encouraged to come in costume and be ready for anything!