Known as the ‘Burning Man of Galas’,the Chashama Gala is a kaleidoscopic array of over 200 magical performances.
Chashama presents brilliant artists from a wide range of disciplines. Attendees will swirl in a sea of sensation, with 50 interactive installations and 30 roaming artists.
The gala spawns a dazzling, carnivalistic playhouse that brings together everyone from suit-n-tie corporate executives to enchanting artists who will push the limits of your perception.
Delirious Hair Designs will adorn guests with fantastical hair designs, using everything from flowers to googly eyes to mousetraps. Using Shibari rope-tying techniques and live floral arrangements, Dillon’s Rose Garden will transform two models into human rose bushes. Fire artist Flambeaux is orchestrating an oracle experience, during which audience members will receive the answers to their prayers through burning candles and melting wax. These examples are only a small taste of what Chashama has in store for their guests; secure your ticket and discover the labyrinth of interactive art and sensory delight that you’ve been dreaming about.
Honorees for the evening are Gary Rosenberg, of Rosenberg & Estis, P.C., who has supported Chashama for 27 years as well as BroadwayHD, the accessible Broadway theater streaming service created by Bonnie Comley & Stewart F. Lane.
This year’s gala has received support through the generosity of Jordan Roth, Barbara Tober, Walentas Foundation, GFP Real Estate, Rockrose, Chicago Title Insurance, Turner Construction, and Fidelity National Insurance.
Tickets are on sale now. All proceeds will fuel the power of creativity to keep artists in New York by transforming vacant real estate into free space for gallery exhibitions, public events, and free art education for underserved communities. To date, the organization has served 30,000 artists, hosted 4,000 public art events, given storefronts to over 1,000 small businesses, and provided 1,500 free art classes. If you can’t attend this year, please consider donating to Chashama at chashama.org/donate.
For nearly three decades, Chashama has played a central role in sustaining New York’s vibrant creative community and increasing accessibility to the arts.