For those in the know, Powerball at The Power Plant is a highly anticipated annual celebration.  For the gallery’s 25th anniversary, Power Ball’s “Quarter Life Crisis” was a well-attended evening with 1,700 guests.  Those in attendance read like a who’s-who of Canadian and Toronto socialite fame including Melissa Grelo, Mary Kitchen, Jian Ghomeshi, Tanya Kim, Rick Mercer.

Greta Constantine

Greta Constantine

We spotted our own personal favourite musician, Clara Venice, who performed at our recent Local Artist event at ING.  Looking forward to her next performance at Drake Hotel!

Clara Venice

Dragonette performed for the VIP portion to kick off the night and DJ’s Alex Merrell and Diego Armand kept everyone dancing late into the night.

Many guests were dressed in fashionably provocative attire, Perrier cocktails and Kronenbourg 1664 beer were available at many bar stations (albeit with lineups at each due to the massive turnout), and Chef Marc Thuet of Petite Thuet kept us well-fed with a bison sandwiches from a 400 pound bison roast and BBQ corn.

It was good to see #PowerBallTO trending worldwide and the reasons were obvious!  Looking forward to Powerball again next year!

About Power Ball:

Power Ball is the gallery’s largest annual fundraiser. From its inception in 1999, Power Ball has set the standard as the most influential, vibrant and original contemporary art party. Attracting a sophisticated “who’s who” crowd of artists, fashionistas, celebrities, and financiers from the world of film, advertising, music, design, and art, this is one sensational party providing vital funds to the exhibition and public programs at The Power Plant.

About The Power Plant:

The Power Plant is Canada’s leading public gallery devoted exclusively to contemporary visual art. It is a vital forum for the advanced artistic culture of our time that offers an exceptional facility and professional support to diverse living artists while engaging equally diverse audiences in their work. The Power Plant pursues its activities though exhibitions, publications and public programming. It fulfills its mandate by generating: exhibitions that represent the range of advanced practice in visual arts; publications that increase knowledge of contemporary art; lectures and symposia that encourage debate and further understanding; interpretative tools that invite visitors to question, explore and reflect upon their experiences; programming that incorporates other areas of culture when they intersect with visual art.

For more information, please visit the The Power Plant website.

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