PELHAM, NY — Attracting a flurry of social media posts and photo-taking passers-by, the flocks of pink plastic flamingos landing on lawns throughout Pelham are actually rosy guerrilla marketing messengers announcing Pelham Art Center’s “anti-gala” Flock Party spring fundraiser on Saturday, May 13th.
Starting at 7:30PM, the casual, self-proclaimed “tacky-ish” party will be held at the Art Center, and will feature light food and fun drinks, a DJ for some serious dancing; artist-decorated pink flamingos, and auction art (serious and otherwise). Auction buyers can bid on a range of interesting, creative auction items and experiences, from poker lessons to a North Fork limo wine tour to a stay in a choice of luxury Montage hotels or a Westhampton home; tickets to The John Oliver show, The Voice, Mets game, and NYC Ballet – and more. The Flock Party’s Presenting Sponsor is McClellan Sotheby’s International Realty.
The extraordinary paintings by Sammy Chong, this year’s winner in Pelham Art Center’s biennial exhibition, the Alexander Rutsch Solo Exhibition and Award for Painting, will be a stunning backdrop at the fête and available for sale, as are select paintings by the renowned Alexander Rutsch.
While the Flock Party is all about fun, the proceeds will support this nonprofit community art center’s mission to provide free and affordable arts access and experiences for all, including need-based scholarships, afterschool arts programs in underserved communities, gallery tours and workshops for schools, plus free exhibitions of gallery and public art, dozens of free performances, workshops, demonstrations and artist talks for the general public.
Besides the party-goers, who makes all this possible? The local businesses that support this and other communities with their generosity. Presenting Sponsor McClellan Sotheby’s International Realty and Platinum Sponsor Meridian Risk Management/Joan Solimine Real Estate are tirelessly supportive of their community. Also great contributors to local nonprofits are UBS Private Wealth Management, the Gold Sponsor; as well as Silver Sponsors Bayside Travel and ArtEffects.
Pelham guests will have a pink flamingo delivered personally to their home (within Pelham). Guests outside Pelham may pick up their flamingos any time at the Art Center, or upon arrival at the Flock Party. Party-goers are invited to decorate their own flamingos and bring them – prizes will be awarded.
For tickets, info, and daily sightings of pink plastic flamingos go to www.flockparty.org.