What began as an after-party to the bi-annual Blanton Museum of Art Gala, Art on the Edge stepped into the spotlight this year as a stand alone event. Hordes of the city’s social movers and arts supporters descended on the museum for a fun packed evening.
Positioned around the opening of the Blanton’s Come As You Are: Art of the 1990’s, the event attracted more than 400 revelers who mixed, mingled, noshed and sipped the night away. With full access to the exhibition, guests slipped seamlessly between the party and the more quiet environs of the galleries.
DJ Mel spun tunes before and in between sets from Memphis Train Review throughout the night. An upstairs photo booth kept patrons engaged while a vodka lounge upstairs and a massive downstairs bar quenched the thirsts of the collective masses.
When the clock struck midnight, most in the still-packed house kept dancing … not wanting the night to end.
Host Committee co-chair Kate Perez assembled a crack committee of influencers (including the team from Austin Social Planner), who helped set the mood and drove up attendance numbers in an effort to fund the Blanton’s education programs.
Suffice to say that Art on the Edge now stands on its own as one of the must-attend spring events. We can’t wait until next year!