“Get Out! Making Art Public” Annual Party to Benefit Franklin Street Works

Kristina Bicher

September 16, 5:00 PM–8:00 PM

We will honor Connecticut arts advocate Tamara Dimitri and Chicago artist Cheryl Pope at its benefit party, “Get Out! Making Art Public” on Saturday, September 16, 5:00-8:00 pm. This is Franklin Street Works’ biggest fundraiser of the year, making it an important event in sustaining their award-winning exhibitions and free, public educational programs. The party will include dinner by the bite created by Sweet Pistachio with Franklin Street Works Cafe, an open bar, music with EXPLOIT AND INDUSTRY (the DJ team of artist Emily Larned and producer Chris Ruggiero), a silent auction of unique art items and experiences, and more! Tickets start at $65.

The party, which takes place on Franklin Street Works’ tented back patio, will celebrate Dimitri and Pope’s commitment to expanding contemporary art beyond the gallery and into the public sphere. The event is generously sponsored by: Fifield Piaker Elman Architects; Reckson, A Division of SL Green; and Sharon and Steven Chrust. Moffly Media and WPKN 89.5 listener supported radio are the event’s media sponsors. Special thanks to our in-kind sponsors Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, Santa Energy, TIto’s Handmade Vodka, and The Farmer’s Cow.
General admission tickets are $65 with a member and student discount of $55. Tickets can be purchased online. For more information, to donate in an honoree’s name, or to become an event sponsor, email Franklin Street Works Executive Director Bonnie Wattles, at bonnie@franklinstreetworks.org.