By: Sumona Roy
Art +SMASH+ Gourmet Cuisine +SMASH+ Performances +SMASH+ Sold Out = SMASHing SUCCESS!
The first-ever SMASH party at the Gardiner Museum was hosted by the Young Patrons Circle and curated by Art Director Justin Broadbent, along with support from Event Partner RBC was a “SMASHing SUCCESS”.
There were over 300 guests who enjoyed the contemporary art installations, gourmet cuisine, and special performances that were unique at every hour.
The live performances of classic schoolyard Double Dutch by the Lincoln Leapers, along with 90s nostalgia artist James Kirkpatrick blew the crowd away with an incredible “chiptune” set, creating sounds and beats using a Game Boy and other reclaimed childhood toys. The party continued with DJ Bambii spinning late into the night.
The gourmet menu was developed by Adrian Niman and Matt Blondin (of Food Dudes, Rasa, Pantry, & Ossington’s Omaw), included fast food favourites with a gourmet twist—Big Mac sliders, wagyu chili dogs, tacos al pastor, mini sprinkle donuts, and (the author’s favourite) FREEZIES!
Patrons enjoyed the high energy, fun and interactive night. There definitely was never a dull moment throughout the night.
Of course, the Gardiner Museum was the perfect venue to host the inaugural SMASH event.
Images courtesy of bkonthescene