Black is Beautiful: The Art F City Goth Benefit

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When: April 18, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Collapsable Hole, 55 Bethune Street, New York, NY
Tickets: $75-$2000




Do you have a pair of pleather pants that haven’t gotten enough wear lately? Is your black victorian lace dress collecting dust in the closet? Has corporate America kept you from realizing your desire to put on black lip stick every morning?

Well, dust off that Bauhaus album and pull out the white face paint, because on April 18th, those problems are gone. You’re invited to Art F City 12th anniversary benefit and Goth Opera at the Collapsable Hole—and the more black you wear, the better your night will be.

We’re not kidding. Those who come coupled, and in full goth garb will receive a $50 discount. Show up at the door together, and we’ll hand cuff you for an additional $25. We’re not going so far as to offer neck leashes, but anyone who has had a rib removed for better corset shaping gets in for free.

That’s important because we want the setting to be dark and romantic for Joseph Keckler, who will perform a 20 minute set of some of his greatest goth opera masterpieces. (Get your stage side table ticket for two, for the full date night experience.) It will be a show you won’t forget. While there, artist and Instagram star Sean Fader and crew will take your photo and print it out for you.

Coming to this event should feel good. It means supporting Art F City, one of New York’s most storied online publications—a brave voice in these challenging times, unafraid to take hard positions and lay out what’s at stake. And ultimately it’s this sensibility that’s driving this event. It’s not just that the goth aesthetic has taken over the art world (though it has), but that goth culture, with all its sensitivity, with all its courage, is what’s needed. Surely that’s something to celebrate.

Art F City is a 501c3 and non-profit registered in the State of New York. Your donations are 100 percent tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Benefit Committee

Chair: Marisa Sage.
Committee:  Robin Cembalest, Meryl Cooper, Nicholas Cueva, Matthew Deleget, Amanda Devereux, Robert Dimin, Purdy Eaton, Carla Gannis, Sarah Landreth, Matthew Leifheit, Ellisa Levy, Lisa Levy, Danielle Mysliwiec, Kelani Nichole, Marsha Owett, Paul Skiff, Michelle Vitelle, Jaimie Warren, Jessica Wessel, Helena Willner.

Auction Committee

Co-chairs: Danielle Mysliwiec and Paddy Johnson.
Committee: Joshua Abelow, Tim Doud, Marc Handelman, Rod Malin, David McBride, Adrianne Rubenstein, and Jessica Wessel.  

Promo image: Jaimie Warren

Graphic Design: Northern Southern

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