2018 Summer Social, hosted by the Junior Board 

Free Arts NYC’s Junior Board hosted the 6th annual auction at Freehold, Brooklyn!

Free Arts NYC’s Founder Liz Hopfan and Junior Board President Erica Kane welcomed the evening by sharing a short video of what Free Arts Means. Guests decorated bags for our FAD youth, enjoyed games in the courtyard, tried their luck with our 50/50 raffle, and outbid one another in our silent auction composed of artworks and unique experiences. 

Thank you to our corporate sponsors Bustle and Phillips for supporting our mission and to Uprise Art for curating an amazing selection of contemporary artworks for the fourth year in a row.

Brooklyn Overground and Watson provided beats while guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres from Freehold, ice-cold cans of Shiner Bock, signature cocktails from Bombay Sapphire, and Bluestone Lane shook up an espresso martini and affogatos in collaboration with Van Leeuwen Ice Cream. The evening would not have been possible without the generosity of our contributing partners.

All proceeds support Free Arts NYC’s arts and mentoring programs for underserved NYC youth. Thank you to everyone who attended!

Photographs courtesy of Samantha Nandez