What a night ~ Thank you for joining us at the Designer’s Ball - Bauhaus Bash!


What a night ~ Thank you for joining us at the Designer’s Ball - Bauhaus Bash!

“Best party ever in Rhode Island!” ~ Matt Paquin

THAT WAS THE BEST PARTY EVER. We really had such a great time ... and of course, the guests all rose to the occasion…! We’re hoping for a repeat performance next year! I hope heaven is something like that party.” ~ Kevin Musumano

“Not only was DESIGNxRI’s fundraiser a stellar event, it was an amazing visual experience that has now set the bar for how Providence can throw a party.” ~ Kimberly Holcolme

Design lovers, THANK YOU for coming in the hundreds to support DESIGNxRI at the inaugural Designer’s Ball 2018!

With you, we celebrated local design talent in style ~ with WILDLY inspired costumes and serious dancing at the Bauhaus Bash!

It all happened with some super support and creativity, thanks to:
High Output who really knocked it out of the park with the sound and lighting;
Alex and Ani for their jewelry and support of the party;
Ambo Studios and Andy Trench for spectacular interactive projections;
Jessica Kagan Cushman for her awesome bangle donations;
Philippe Lejeune for the mind-blowing mirrors;
Alec Redfearn and friends for the live Bauhausian music;
The Eddy for the design of the VIP Signature Bauhaus Cocktail;
Bauhaus Babes, Jessie Jewel and Phoenix Aviary, for the electric hula hooping;
DJ Nick de Paris for playing the hippest beats and creating such a cool vibe!

Very special thanks to the Festival Ballet Providence School students, their tireless teacher and choreographer Mary Ann Mayers, and balloon artist extraordinaire Janice Lee Kelly for creating a Bauhaus ballet that WOWed the crowd! It was magical.

“Now that is what a party is SUPPOSED to be! HIGH DEFINITION! What a fantastically rich swirl, on so many levels. I’m still dizzy! ... Brava!! to Kate and Vivi and all involved for pulling off the most uniquely creative DESIGNxRI fund-raiser to topple all fundraisers. Great Great fun.” ~ Robin Bowman

“You guys outdid yourselves. Thank you for creating such a fun event to promote how important art and design are in RI and the globe!” ~ Catherine Voute Wright

Our honorary co-chairs, Friedrich St. Florian and Toots Zynsky (for Rosanne Somerson) were delighted to welcome the crowd and we were pleased to have Mayor Jorge Elorza with us as well.

Thanks to all our honorary hosts and host committee for your energy and support!

Special kudos to the rock star party visionaries and organizing team:
Laura Burkett with Art Providence Holiday Show,
Kyla Coburn of Kyla Coburn Designs,
Meg DeCubellis of IllumiNITE Reflective Clothing,
Barnaby Evans of The WaterFire Arts Center,
Janice Lee Kelly with FLOAT Installations,
Kara Orr of DCI Gift,
Louis Raymond of Louis Raymond Designs,
Jae Wyllie Willard of Jae Willard Designs,
Pamela Danforth, Kevin Sciotto,
and our co-chairs Kate Petrie and Vivi Valentine!

And a super thank you to all our volunteers! We couldn’t have made the night happen without you.

Encore likely!

Photos by John Jacobson ~ JTJ Photography. Thanks for capturing the amazing night!

See more photos on his website!