First of all, let me share some of the press we got on it:
I can’t explain how fun it was.
We didn’t get a precise head-count, but there were somewhere between 100-150 people there, at Swarm Gallery
DJ Peter Van Tassel, & his rockstar sidekick Tony cranked out the Oaktown beats for us, as all 8 artists delved into their paintings, while MC Dan K. Harvest helped choreograph them around the circle of canvases & paint. Lagunitas Brewery donated 140 pints of beer. Deb Levine & her husband Richard Foxall – all the wine & non-alcoholic drinks. Lanesplitter’s Pizza – 5 party-sized pizzas. Cole Coffee – a generous 3-gallon trof of coffee. Bakesale Betty – 200 cookies, Ruby’s Garden – a gorgeous floral arrangement with peacock feather adorning the center, & the list goes on. Swarm Gallery looked as swank as ever – another night out at a fabulous gallery, until you walked into the back room with the MESS! Our colorfully splattered dropcloths adorned the columns (avoiding any costly “memories” to the wood!), & a tarp made for a barn roof covered the floor with more of our uniquely splattered dropcloths as that night’s royal “carpet”.
I could not help but dance.
The dj, the MC, the artists, the food & drinks, the ambiance all came together to provide the right concoction for a completely energetic night of live painting, raising $5,700 for Peralta Elementary Schools!
Throw it on our plate – we’re ready for more!