Thanks to everyone who came out for our informal six-month anniversary celebration, which quickly became a big ol’ party at our Williamsburg office. While Paddy Johnson didn’t make balloon animals, there was food, drinks, balloons, artist-made music videos, and Perrier galore from our pioneering sponsor.

We are thankful for our regular writers and occasional contributors who were able to make the fete, including Brent Burket, Nicole Caruth, Sam Horine, Olympia Lambert, Tim McCool, Nick Riggle, Amy Shaw, Sarah Walko, An Xiao, and possibly @MuseumNerd — we’re not quite sure.

Thank you to all our readers and supporter who joined us for a special night to cheer our small milestone. And here’s to bigger and better in the year ahead.

Also, a special thank you to our first six months of sponsors: Perrier, Pernod Absinthe,, Vartali, Materials for the Arts, Mattress Factory, Momenta Art, Tyler School of Art, and our upcoming sponsors the Escape From New York exhibition and Hunter MFA Thesis Exhibition. Thanks for believing in the work we do and helping make Hyperallergic possible. And thanks to William Sterling Walker for acting as the unofficial photographer during the evening.

A general view of the party.

James Kalm doin’ his thing.

Guests mingling, Houri & Vana

Publisher Veken Gueyikian and me blowing out the candles arranged in the form of the number six on our “cupcake cake” quickly (& masterfully) assembled by Nicole Caruth.

Our “cupcake cake”

Erica, performance artists Nate Hill and Peter Dobill

Piet, Grace and Henry Chilling in the lounge

Dorfman Projects manager Brett Downey

Gallery owner Janet Kurnatowski and editor/artist Ben La Rocco

Boston-based artist Tim McCool, Gabriel Birnbaum, critic Brent Burket, and Claire Sexton of Art in General.

Artists Joe Cernius and Erik Sanner

Publisher Veken Gueyikian, writer/philosopher Nick Riggle, and artist Summer Wheat.

A view of the festivities

Artist Jeffrey Dreiblatt and fashion journalist Sergio Alain Barrios

Blogger Paddy Johnson flashes a smile

Party goers

Art21’s man-about-town Marc Mayer and art tech guru Jonathan Munar strike a pose

“The Revelation of @ManBartlett” — click photo for back story

We had a piece of paper in our vintage typewriter welcoming everyone to the space and some people took the liberty of adding a few words to the original text … we thought it was a lovely thing to discover post-party. (click to enlarge)

More photos from last night on the Hyperallergic Facebook page:

Hrag Vartanian is editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic.

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