This Saturday the New Yorker crowd is hosting their annual Passport to the Arts event, which consists of a self-guided tour of Chelsea galleries, an evening cocktail party, and a silent auction benefiting the CUE Art Foundation. $49 gets you into the cocktail party, plus a specially-designed New Yorker "passport." What's cool about the passport is that at each gallery on the self-guided tour, you get it stamped with a replica of a featured work of art by a different artist. Some of the designs are quite beautiful.
The passport becomes a collectors' item, and this year's participants include Kirk Reinert, Yann Gross, Ellen Kuras, Sarah Canright, Karen Knorr, Kelly Heaton, Allison Schulnik, and more. Some of their work will also be on sale at the silent auction, which goes to benefit the CUE Art Foundation, a non-profit arts organization dedicated to promoting culture by supporting the creativity of under-recognized visual artists, and by offering comprehensive arts education programs for artists and students.
The reception goes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hudson Studios (601 West 26th Street, 13th Floor); you can purchase tickets here, and peruse the list of participating galleries here. Safe travels!