Events

A Party 45 Anniversary Edition a party! presented by McIntosh Gallery

Saturday, April 6, 2019
8pm - 12am

BUY YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE HERE!

 

DISCO, DRAG QUEENS, AND DUMPLINGS

Join 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
TAROT CARD READINGS
Find out about your future from Paulina Szczesny and Danica Morningstar
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!
void 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.