Last Thursday evening I attended 1st Thursdays at the AGO – a very happening ‘art-y’ party!
On the first Thursday of every month the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) closes its doors and lets the party begin.
Designed to engage and entertain the 19+ crowd (alcohol is served!) 1st Thursdays are interactive art nights that feature performances, art-making activities (free nude life drawing and yarn bombing to name a few) artist and curator tours, talks and live events allowing people to see, make, do and hear as much art as they can. The evenings theme, City Scrawl: Urban Intersections, was to bring Toronto’s diverse cityscape inside the AGO for one night.
Of course there were DJ’s spinning tunes throughout the gallery getting the sold-out crowd in the groove.
No party is complete without food and drinks so pop-up bars located in various areas provided signature cocktails and food. The Galleria Italia before and after!
At the Wheatpasting Workshop the evening’s theme ‘Urban Intersections’ challenged the idea of city and space through the practice of street postering creating collaborative murals that are appreciated as street art.
It was a fabulous night, lots of fun and a whole new way to see the AGO. Check out the website http://www.ago.net/1stThursdays and consider booking a 1st Thursday event.
All images via Modmissy