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On May 5, Attend Smack Mellon’s 2018 Kentucky Derby Party and Art Auction

For more than 20 years, Smack Mellon has supported emerging, under-recognized mid-career and women artists in the creation and exhibition of new and ambitious work.

Smack Mellon’s 2017 Kentucky Derby Party

Attend the best Derby Party outside of Louisville! Smack Mellon will hold its annual benefit and art auction on Saturday, May 5, 4–8pm in its gallery space in Dumbo, Brooklyn. One ticket admits two and includes one work of art. Guests bet on horses, which determines the order in which the artwork is selected. Betting window opens at 4pm and closes at 6pm. Party goes until 8pm.

View Silent Auction and Artworks available with your ticket on Smack Mellon’s web site.

Enjoy live music, delicious mint juleps, and home-style southern food. Don’t forget to wear your best hat! Prizes go to the best hats in 2 categories: Most Creative and High Fashion.

MC: Legs Malone
Music: The Hot Papa Jazz Band
Food: Superfine
Hat Judge: JiaJia Fei

Benefit Art Exhibition
On view April 28–May 4
Opening Reception: April 28, 6–8pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12–6pm

The Smack Mellon benefit will raise funds to support our programs, which include an Exhibition Program that features ambitious large-scale projects by emerging and under-recognized artists; an Artist Studio Program that provides artists with free studio space, access to fabrication and media equipment, and a $5,000 fellowship; and our free education program, Art Ready, that provides innovative art programming to disadvantaged NYC youth.