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Art Bash 2017 – DECADENCE


Magic City Art Connection presents ART BASH 2017!

February 25, 2017
in another cool Birmingham space:
Thomas Jefferson Tower Ballroom
1623 Second Avenue North, 2nd Floor

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About Art Bash
Magic City Art Connection’s Winter Benefit, Art Bash, is known for reinventing cool spaces you haven’t been to for a while, or ever, into parties that are super fun, fresh and standalone experiences. Get ready to eat, drink, bid, pose, dance and gawk as we build excitement and support for the contemporary art festival happening April 28-30 in Linn Park.


Tickets Options: $30/$50/$125/$200

*** ALL TICKETS include culinary bites, entry into door prize drawings, and 1 guest portrait. ***

$125 Single VIP 
($50 in Bash Bucks for bidding in auction + 3 wine/beer drink tickets)

$200 Couple VIP
($75 in Bash Bucks for bidding in auction + 5 wine/beer drink tickets)

$50 Decadence
($10 in Bash Bucks for bidding in the auction + 1 wine/beer drink ticket)

$30 General Admission
(cash bar – wine, beer & mixed drinks)


The Art Salon
Wonderful works for auction from 2017 exhibiting artists, plus other local talent.  

Art Bash Guest Portraits with Liesa Cole of Studio GoodLight
Pose on our Decadence set for Art Bash’s 10th annual collaboration with award winning photographer, Liesa Cole of Omni Studio. Over the last 9 years, Magic City Art Connection’s partnership with this amazing Birmingham creative has produced a series of amazing, unique guest portraits. They are highly coveted and fun to watch as Liesa works her magic.

Read about Liesa’s accolades from being chosen as 2014 ADDY’s Photographer of the Year to her 1st Prize at the Photography Masters Conference in Grado, Italy to photographing the Dalai Lama during his trip to Birmingham. Then scroll to bottom of this page for a look at some of the great portrait images captured by Liesa at past Art Bash fundraisers.

Interactive Installation
A Tableau Vivant of sorts, art bash-style

Culinary Bites by:
Kathy G & Company
Cantina Tortilla Grill
Naughty But Nice
Nothing Bundt Cakes – The Summit
Post Office Pies
Rae Rae’s Catering
Saw’s Soul Kitchen
The Filling Station

Video Projection
Katie & John Gaiser, a married couple

DJ Johnny

Production & Design
Magic City Art Connection Production Team: Alex Kunzman, Jess Marie Walker, Ashley Wingo, & Lucy Allen
Christophe Nicolet – lighting & design consultant

Think decadent for your ensemble. Dress opulently … to the 9’s … Over the top … Dramatic … Romantic. Go Elizabethan, Steam Punk, even Modern. Mix some of these fashion styles & periods, or create a modern take on them. Layer your look. Integrate elements like metallics, embroidery, ruffles, lace, organza, velvet, feathers, flowers, head pieces, bustling or flowing dresses, collared shirts, coats, jackets, hats, gloves. Wear lush, rich colors and patterns. Use gawdy or ornate accessories. NOTE: dressing up is not required, but it’s so much fun. And it will make for a great guest portrait! Check MCAC’s social media pages for more fun attire inspiration before the party. (Facebook & Instagram: @magiccityartconnection)

Door Prizes
Rosemary Caramels & Assorted Chocolate Bars by Birmingham’s new chocolatier, Chocolata
Corks & Chefs tickets
2017 Limited Edition Festival T-Shirt

Coat Check
A self check coat area for partygoers will be available.

Valet. Take 2nd Avenue North, then left on 17th Street – a one way.
On Street Parking available downtown

Security is in place for the fundraiser party.

Bash profits support an art-trip for Birmingham 3rd- 4th graders Friday, among the hundreds of children coming to the 3-day Festival. All kids  up to 15 enjoy Imagination Festival art workshops and experiences free of charge. Help support a memorable arts day for all of our kids over April 28-30 at the 34th  annual contemporary art festival. Magic City Art Connection is a 501c3 non-profit festival and sole recipient of all funds received through grants, donations, fees, ticket revenues and in-kind support.


Art Bash Sponsors & Partners


View Art Bash 2016 – Fire & Ice

View Art Bash 2015 – Once Upon a Forest

View Art Bash 2014 – Intergalactic

Art Bash’s amazing Guest Portraits, a collaboration with Omni Studio’s Liesa Cole.
CLICK HERE to see the 2016 Guest Portraits from BIG Communications’ GIF Booth.