State of the art: Ix Project comes to life with Bridge PAI’s annual Revel

ON THE TOWN

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Flashlight-bearing performers doubled as spotters and entertainers during the live auction. Photo: Amanda Finn Flashlight-bearing performers doubled as spotters and entertainers during the live auction. Photo: Amanda Finn

The Bridge PAI’s annual Revel, a “rebellious rendition of the non-profit fundraiser,” came to the Ix Project on Saturday, May 3. It was a wild night with street performers, live graffiti and art-making, and a vivacious auction featuring one-of-a-kind experiences, acted out by costumed performers. The auction got competitive with attendees bidding on high-value items like a catered dinner for eight at the McCormick Observatory or a Scotch tasting and scavenger hunt at Daedalus Bookshop. The street party atmosphere was supported by live music, local food trucks, and drink sponsors, and later moved indoors for a DJed dance party.

3 Yana McLaughlin
Photo: Amanda Finn

Yana McLaughlin
Freelance artist, dressed as Virtus from the Virginia State flag

“Tonight is a chance to experiment with  collaboration. I’d like the atypical to become more typical around
here if that means more fun, relaxation, and enjoyable productivity for everybody.”

7 Kelli and Andy Block
Photo: Amanda Finn

Kelli and Andy Block
After winning big-ticket live auction items like the tech shootout with Zack Worrell

4 Kate deNeveu and Dave Murray
Photo: Amanda Finn

Kate deNeveu and David Murray
Co-owners of Telegraph, which sponsored the evening’s silent auction, featuring prints, paintings, and live art—Amanda Finn

  • leTigre

    Wow, graffiti! I remember when that was cool. It’s been more than 30 years but boy was it cool back then!

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