Saturday, April 6, 2019
8pm - 12am
DISCO, DRAG QUEENS, AND DUMPLINGSJoin us for Forest City Gallery's annual fundraising party, 45th Anniversary Edition for 2019! Join us on the third floor BALLROOM of Goodwill for performances by London's most notorious drag queens: Nico Lavender and Myss Taiken, killer DJ set by Empyrean, cash bar, lots of activities (see below), and dumplings by So Inviting! To commemorate our inaugural year, 1973, this party is disco themed, so make sure to dress up! Proceeds from this event go towards exhibitions and programming for 2019/2020.
This year's activities include:
DRAG MAKEOVER STATION Get a make-up makeover with several looks and a signature Nico Lavender look, by Hailey Benedict
LIVE T-SHIRT PRINTING WITH ANTLER RIVER PRESS Watch a limited edition shirt get made for you right in front of your eyes! w/ Robin Henry
RAINBOW PORTRAITS Artist, Andres Garzon, will draw an elegant and quick portrait of you in their signature style
Filthy Rebena Vintage PHOTO BOOTH Downtown vintage clothing store will have a disco dress up booth for that perfect selfie
BIG thanks to our title sponsor McIntosh Gallery; our silver sponsors: Brian Meehan, the Beckett Family, and anonymous x 2; our bronze sponsors: Mario Longtin, Joel Faflak, Patrick & Barbara Mahon, and anonymous x 2; our beer sponsor Wellington Brewery ; and wine sponsor Noble Estates Wine & Spirits!
Avoid the ticket line and buy in advance on Eventbrite⬆️⬆️! 1️⃣//MORE ACTIVITIES 2️⃣//LESS LINE-UPS 3️⃣//MORE BATHROOMS 4️⃣//DISCO THEME 5️⃣//WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE VENUE (elevator) 6️⃣//ALL AGES 7️⃣//ADVANCE ONLINE TICKETS 8️⃣//FREE PARKING (for those not drinking)
Poster by Kevin Vansteenkiste
What is this fundraiser for and who/what is Forest City Gallery?
In a nutshell we are an artist-run-centre comprising one full-time employee (our Gallery Director) and an equally hard-working board Board of Directors. Our role is to make sure artists in London have a community and the supports in place to hone and improve their artistic practice. We offer workshops for artists (how to photograph/document your art, how to write grants, etc.), we put on exhibitions all year long, host artist talks, install an annual exhibition for all our members to exhibit their art, produce an annual print publication to showcase writers and artists, and regularly host concerts, of which all the above are either free or a very accessible price. The biggest thing we do is fairly pay artists ($25,324 in 2018!), which *shockingly*, is not commonplace. Funds raised from this party will go right into producing more exhibitions and programming, right here in the Forest City.