Art + Culture

Break out the Seersucker! The Derby returns to Smack Mellon May 6.

Smack Mellon’s annual Kentucky Derby Party & Art Auction returns on Saturday May 6, and there’s no better way to take in the action at Churchill Downs than from the comfort of Brooklyn!

One ticket admits two to the best Derby party outside Louisville and guarantees that you walk away with a piece of art. (How many other Derby parties can say the same? Right, we thought so.) Place your bet on your horse of choice: bet right and you’ll pick first from the diverse selection of talented artists. Pick last? Don’t worry, there’s art for all! And there’s more: entertainment by Master of Ceremonies Legs Malone, music by Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective, tasty treats from Superfine, a best hat contest, and a silent auction.

The Derby Party supports Smack Mellon’s stellar programs. Their mission is to nurture and support emerging, under-recognized mid-career and women artists in the creation and exhibition of new work, by providing exhibition opportunities, studio workspace, and access to equipment and technical assistance for the realization of ambitious projects.

See you at the race!