Celebrating 16 Years of RxArt with Tequila Casa Dragones
Tequila Casa Dragones was proud to join RxArt’s 16th Anniversary party at Manhattan’s Stephen Weiss Studio, and co-chaired by Rachel and Neil Blumenthal and Stephanie and Peter Brant. VIP guests, honorees and donors were able to enjoy Tequila Casa Dragones Joven during a special dinner before joining the rest of the event’s over 200 attendees downstairs for cocktails featuring Casa Dragones Blanco, a silent auction, award ceremony and finally, a live auction which included two one-of-a-kind Casa Dragones Joven bottles created by artist Rob Pruitt.
Just under 50 VIP guests began the evening early with an outstanding 4 course dinner provided by Peter Callahan Catering on the second floor of Stephen Weiss Studio. Before the first course was served, dinner guests raised glasses of Tequila Casa Dragones Joven in a toast to RxArt, to the evening’s honorees, and to many more years of making a difference in children’s hospitals by helping them to heal through the power of visual art.
After dinner, guests moved downstairs into the studio’s main space for cocktails featuring Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco on the rocks, or in the signature craft cocktail, the “Cuerpo de Cielo” – an original recipe by mixologist Ulysses Vidal of Employees Only. During cocktails guests mingled throughout the venue’s main exhibition space while browsing through displayed auction items and placing bids.
Later, Jenna Lyons of J.Crew took the stage to present this year’s Inspiration Award to artist Rob Pruitt, followed by Neil Blumenthal of Warby Parker who introduced this year’s Innovation Award Winner, TJ Parker. After hearing from the event’s guests of honor, Sara Friedlander, Vice President of Sales at Christie’s steered the event into the night’s main attraction – the live auction. This year’s auction included donated pieces of contemporary art with everything from paintings, to sculptures and even full installation pieces. This year’s list of items also included two completely one-of-a-kind bottles of Tequila Casa Dragones with unique motifs by artist and honoree, Rob Pruitt.