Public Art Fund Party

PAF Party 2023

The annual Public Art Fund Party is Public Art Fund’s largest event of the year, where patrons, partners, artists, and friends come together to celebrate our work—and to raise vital funds to support exhibitions that enliven New York City’s five boroughs all year long!

In true Public Art Fund spirit, our PAF Party puts art and artists at the forefront. We hope you will celebrate with us and take part in our signature interactive artist projects and extraordinary silent auction, while enjoying cocktails and dinner. As always, we will end the night with our After Party, where guests of all ages join us for drinks and dancing.

Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011

6:30pm: Artist projects, cocktails, and silent auction viewing
8:00pm: Dinner by BITE
9:30pm: After Party with DJ set from Aidan Noell of Nation of Language, dessert from Bad Taste by Jen Monroe, dancing and signature drinks
Decor by Putnam & Putnam

For more information on our 2023 event, please contact Jenna Carrens, Associate Director, Development & Special Events, at [email protected] or 212.223.7806.

Susan K. Freedman

Artistic & Executive Director
Nicholas Baume

With special thanks to our 2023 PAF Party Co-Chairs:
Angelo K H Chan & Frederick Wertheim
William Floyd
Alexandra & Grant Frankel
Andrea Krantz & Harvey Sawikin
Alexandra Lebow
Jennifer & Jason New
Elizabeth & Richard Pepperman
Julie & Paul Rudd
Patty & Howard Silverstein
Allison Wiener & Jeffrey Schackner

Interactive artist projects by:
Yvette Mayorga and Typoe

Celebrating Public Art Fund artists with openings Spring 2022–2023:
Nina Chanel Abney
Leilah Babirye
Hugh Hayden
Dozie Kanu
Wyatt Khan
Bharti Kher
Tau Lewis
Aïda Muluneh
Layqa Nuna Yawar
Karyn Olivier
Wendy Red Star
Jacolby Satterwhite
Kiyan Williams

Party Champions
Nancy & Ziggy Alderman
Alice & Liddy Berman
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Elise & Andrew Brownstein
Ellen & Andrew Celli
Angelo K H Chan & Frederick Wertheim
James Cohan
Beth Ann Day
Katherine Farley & Jerry Speyer
Wendy Fisher, The Kirsh Foundation
Sara Fitzmaurice
William Floyd
Alexandra & Grant Frankel
Karen Freedman & Roger Weisberg
Nina Freedman & Michael Rosenbaum
Susan K. Freedman & Rick Jacobs
Donna Green & Michael Sternberg
Margot Grinberg
Liz & Steve Gruber
Agnes Gund
Jennifer & Matthew Harris
Patricia E. Harris & Mark D. Lebow
Kellie Honeycutt
Imperfect Family Foundation
Randye Kaplan & Gerald Blitstein
Courtney & Charlie Knights
Andrea Krantz & Harvey Sawikin
Alexandra Lebow
Linda Lennon & Stuart Baskin
Holly & Jonathan Lipton
Jane D. Martin & Stuart Z. Katz
Lindsay & Jason Martuscello
Ronay and Richard Menschel
Ruthard C. Murphy
Jennifer & Jason New
Audrey Ou
Elizabeth & Richard Pepperman
Douglas M. Polley
Danielle Polovets
Rasika & Girish Reddy
Nina & Ivan Ross
Cynthia Rowley & Kit Keenan
Julie & Paul Rudd
Allison & Paul Russo
Ann & Mel Schaffer
Eric Schwartz
Marie & Mark Schwartz
Karen & Sam Seymour
Carla Shen
Charles B. Short & Chet Krayewski
Patty & Howard Silverstein
Peggy & David Tanner
Allison Weisberg & Peter Barker-Huelster
Allison Wiener & Jeffrey Schackner
David Wine & Michael MacElhenny

Silent Auction Artists
Ai Weiwei
Farah Al Qasimi
Leilah Babirye
Felipe Baeza
Phyllida Barlow
Martin Basher
Chloë Bass
Maria Berrio
Daniel Boccato
Sean Connelly
Nolan Oswald Dennis
Awol Erizku
Fred Eversley
Ben Fink Shapiro
Nicholas Galanin
Donna Green
Martine Gutierrez
Sandi Haber Fifield
Hugh Hayden
Sabine Hornig
Wyatt Kahn
Dozie Kanu
Anish Kapoor
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Andrew Moore
Aïda Muluneh
Jordan Nassar
Karyn Olivier
Danielle Orchard
Adam Pendleton
Jacolby Satterwhite
Mika Tajima
Adrienne Elise Tarver
Hank Willis Thomas
Claudia Wieser
Layqa Nuna Yawar
Rufai Zakari

Lists in formation.

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Metropolitan Pavilion

125 West 18th Street New York, NY 10011

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