Chashama Gala and Art Party Shakes Up Spring Art Gala Season

“This isn’t your grandmother’s charity fundraiser.” Arts patron and Chashama Artistic Director Anita Durst sets the stage with this quip for the upcoming Chashama Gala, billed as the most outrageous art party of the year. The event takes place on Thursday, June 7 with the gala running from 6 pm-9 pm and the Afterparty from 9 pm-12 midnight.

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Sean Langhaus’ AcroYoga from Chashama 2017 Gala (courtesy Sunny Norton)

Over 30,000 square feet of unused office space will be repurposed as a platform for an artistic carnival for the senses, complete with a wide array of interactive art experiences with entertainers, artists and performers engaging guests throughout the evening. The dazzling artistic program will take place at 4 Times Square in New York City. The labyrinthine array of encounters at this year’s Gala will honor renowned artist Tony Bechara and IVY: The Social University.

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Flambeaux Fire – Living Candelabras – (courtesy Manny Inoa / Chashama)

Securing opportunities for 15,000 artists since its beginning in 1995, Chashama partners with property owners to secure spaces for artists to exhibit. All proceeds from the events will support Chashama’s mission to give artists space to create and present their work, while providing free art programming in underserved communities. For more information on Chashama’s programs and mission please visit the organization’s website.  For further information on the event/ticketing, please contact Suzannah Kellner- 646-5946347; email: Suzannah@chashama.org 

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