Art Galleries… the mere term conjures up images of wine and cheese and well dressed patrons… or maybe you take your art on the grittier side, with multi-media events installed in unfinished lofts with sawdust strewn floors… Whatever your association, having a special event in an art gallery offers an opportunity to design a particularly creative, one-of-a-kind experience for your guests.
Art gallery venues can be almost any size, particularly in New York City, where you can find art galleries in nearly every corner of every borough and outlying district. One of the immediate benefits of holding an event in an art gallery space, is that the décor is already established. Many galleries will appreciate the opportunity to showcase their exhibitions to the participants of a special event – for them it is tantamount to an invited audience!
When choosing an art gallery for your event, spend some time in the room to make sure the feel of the work matches the mood and energy you want to convey to your guests. Decide if you are looking for art that creates a soothing atmosphere, or work that is more kinetic and dynamic. Depending on the nature of your event, it may very well benefit you to be surrounded by work that is controversial and guaranteed to stimulate dialogue. Or it may not… only you can be the judge.
Depending on how far in advance you book the art gallery space and how long the exhibition is showing, it may not be possible to experience the art in person prior to your event. If that is the case, make sure you are familiar and comfortable with the artist’s work that will be showing, so you can make sure it supports your event properly.
Some art galleries may be open to renting their space between exhibitions. In that case, you will be able to combine the benefit of an association with a particular artistic institution with the flexibility of designing an event in a raw space. With the selection of art gallery venues at eventwist.com, you will be offered a variety of options for creating a one-of-a-kind, esoteric experience for your guests.Photo by moriza