Swimmingly Swell Swoon Scene at Secret Project Robot

A few hundred artists and fans and applicants for sailing the high seas

converged on Secret Project Robot in Williamsburg on Saturday night to witness and bid on a silent auction of artwork to raise funds for SWIMMING CITIES OF SERENISSIMA.

The planned voyage/community event/art installation will sail from Slovenia to Italy this spring, and a multitude of artists donated work to the show. Many more are hoping to be part of the trip itself.

The well organized event was quickly crowded with people signing up to receive their bidding code name and place their bids on forms next to the art.  A smartly dressed dj spun vinyl 45’s of 70’s soul classics while volunteers at tables offered screen-printed t-shirts and posters in the back rooom and projections washed over the walls.

The collaborative community spirit was palpable, and good humored fun-seekers romped about the space kissing cheeks (and pinching some too).

Cyclops has a lot on the mind (photo Steven P. Harrington)
Cyclops has a lot on the mind (photo Steven P. Harrington)

A Wall of Bidding Opportunity (photo Steven P. Harrington)
A Wall of Bidding Opportunity (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Swoon on the left, bid in progress on right (photo Steven P. Harrington)
Swoon on the left, bid in progress on right (photo Steven P. Harrington)

A beauty by Swoon on rusted tin (photo Steven P. Harrington)
A beauty by Swoon on rusted tin (photo Steven P. Harrington)

A final farewell fundraiser is this Saturday March the 21st.

Headed for the Mediterranean (courtesy Swimming Cities)

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