The New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation is delighted to announce Celestial Sunset, our 4th Annual Spring Benefit and Silent Auction. Join us on Wednesday, April 22nd for an evening orbiting the stars from our home in Sunset Park. Spring will be in bloom giving way to a time meant for dancing under the paper moons and reveling with friends old and new. The walls will be alive with art and the cocktails will be flowing. So tuck away your sweaters, put on your party outfit and dancing shoes, and come celebrate another year of successful programming with us! All ticket and artwork sales go directly towards artist fellowships and our educational outreach programs.
As we enter our fifth year of programming, we look back and are proud of our progress since our founding in 2006 and the launching of our programs in 2010. The support of our community is essential to our continued growth and strength throughout the next year. We continue to provide professional development opportunities to artists through our growing international residency programs and short-term national and international studio spaces, serving over 30 emerging and mid-career artists in the past year. Our exhibition programming has given voice to the vision of 60 curators and artists from all over the world. Additionally, our monthly free family educational programming of exhibition tours and children’s workshops has expanded and become even more popular in our local community. We are pleased to have partnered this year with PS 172, an elementary school in Sunset Park, with whom we present an after-school animation workshop, giving children greater access to the visual arts. Our annual benefit is an opportunity to engage with and reaffirm our commitment to our community – to you!
On April 22nd, we’ll be celebrating at our home in Sunset Park so tell your friends, your family, your lover: any contribution to our Benefit will make a big difference. Help us to continue to grow and reach our goals to support artists, curators, and our community in 2015!