Technology and art met fashion and fun at this year’s Power Ball. The Old/New World themed philanthropic events was an absolute blast! Art was all around: from a throne of computers and sexual anatomical mannequin installations to a room video and projections and more.
Toronto’s who’s who of the philanthropic, arts, entertainment and influencer communities were in attendance at the picturesque Harborfront location, as they are every year for Power Ball. The event raises funds for The Power Plant’s free exhibitions and public programs. At Addicted, we’re strong supporters of art being accessible! It’s programs like this that need our attention and advocacy.
Perhaps, due to the garish Gardener blocking the Harbourfront from view and mind, one may not be familiar with The Power Plant. So for a brief background, The Power Plant is Canada’s leading public gallery devoted entirely to contemporary art. Their doors are open to everyone to view exhibitions, read their publications, attend their lectures and symposia, and other excellent programming.
Now down to party essentials. There were ample bars evenly spread out throughout the venue. There was good flow to the space for the crowd to easily mingle (and easily find your friends after you wander off). Delicious food from Food Dudes was handed out and the gourmet hot dog stand out on the patio totally hit the spot! Fun and fabulous music filled the air, and soon into the event the dancefloor was just as full with designer clad dancing feet. Beautiful dresses and gowns, handsome suits and tuxedos and even a few creative and eye catching costumes were on full display as Toronto’s party lovers celebrated a fun night on the town for a great cause.
Remember the name for next year: Power Ball! We’ll be there, and so should you.
*photos by Henry Chan