One of our favourite events of the year is back, and we love this year’s theme and the creations in both wardrobe and art it will surely inspire. The Power Plant, Canada’s leading contemporary art gallery, presents Power Ball: 15 Minutes on Thursday, June 6. The must-attend event will attract more than 2,500 guests from Toronto’s art, fashion and entertainment communities, who will indulge in an evening of art, cuisine, cocktails, visual and sensory stimulation and discovery. Power Ball is the largest annual fundraising event for The Power Plant and always a memorable way to kick off summer with fellow young professionals (YPs).
Andy Warhol predicted 45 years ago that, “In the future, everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes.” Whether this is the case or not remains to be seen, but we know one thing: the stylish set of guests will certainly look the part as this year’s party explores fame in our contemporary world.
The indoor/outdoor party will accommodate a larger crowd than ever before as it flows outside the gallery and around the world with an expanded outdoor footprint, a new online component and art installations that promise to put all guests at the centre of a world of celebrity. “This year’s event will go beyond the traditional venue, spill onto Toronto’s iconic Harbourfront, and enter the online world with interactive artist projects,” said event co-chair Anthony Novac.
Like last year, the evening begins with a VIP experience at 8:00pm in a summer-evening perfect oasis overlooking the lake where guests will experience a private installation by Toronto-based artist Scott Lyall and enjoy private bars, a special menu by famed Toronto chef Chef Marc Thuet and cocktails from Ketel One and Grand Marnier.
The party surrounds the VIP lounge outdoors and fills the expansive lower level gallery spaces inside with installations by artists Ryan Trecartin, Zeesy Powers, Alexis O’Hara, KTL & Sybil, and Thunder Horse Video, as guests enjoy the sounds of NYC-based Physical Therapy and Toronto-based Deko-ze. Highlights will include an outdoor movie house, late-night outdoor dancing, hot dog stations and LA-themed food from large outdoor BBQ lodges, plus more to be discovered upon arrival. The event always yields surprises and fun ways for patrons to interact with the art and to create their own. Check it out for yourself to find out exactly what fame is – and how you can achieve it.
For more information, visit The Power Plant website and follow the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #PowerBallTO.
$155 for members of The Power Plant; $180 for non-members
Party packages are available.
VIP tickets: $500, includes partial tax receipt.
VIP packages are available.
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