AO Photoset: On Site at Brooklyn Artists Ball Gala Dinner At Brooklyn Museum, Wednesday, April 24

May 1st, 2013

Inside the Brooklyn Artists Ball at the Brooklyn Museum
Inside the Brooklyn Artists Ball at the Brooklyn Museum

The annual Brooklyn Artists Ball took place last week on April 24th, featuring award presentations to Barbara Knowles Debs, Vik Muniz, Wangechi Mutu and Roxy Paine for their collective contributions to the vibrant and growing arts scene of New York’s second borough.  The event also featured a series custom designed table settings from a number of New York artists, including Jules de Balincourt, Njideka Akunyili, Daniel Arsham, FAILE, Jennifer Catron and Paul Outlaw, a performance by Brooklyn’s The Push Pop Collective, and more.  Art Observed was on site for the event, and took these photos showcasing the highlights of the night.

Emily Noelle Lambert's Table Arrangement
Artist Emily Noelle Lambert’s Table Arrangement


Another Table Arrangement, New York City presented in miniature

The honorees and participating artists join Arnold Lehman onstage
The honorees and participating artists join Arnold Lehman onstage

Part of the table design by Street Art Collective FAILE
Part of the table design by Street Art Collective FAILE


Artist Jules de Balincourt at his table with guest


Arnold Lehman Presents an Award ” Brooklyn Bridge” to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz

Performance troupe The Push Pop Collective
Performance troupe The Push Pop Collective



Joey Frank


Jillian Choi and Alyse Archer-Coite from Maker Magazine


Artists Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw in Costume
“The World’s Best,” Artists Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw in Costume


Artists Vik Muniz, Wang Echi and Roxy Paine Accept their Awards on-stage

Arnold Lehman with

Arnold Lehman with John Tamagni

Honoree Barbara Knowles Debs accepts her award
Honoree Barbara Knowles Debs accepts her award


A Table Arrangement by Navin June Norling

Gallerist Allegra La Viola and artist Vadis Turner
Gallerist Allegra La Viola and artist Vadis Turner

DJ's Mia Moretti at the Brooklyn Artists Ball Afterparty
DJ’s AndrewAndrew at the Brooklyn Artists Ball After-Party

All photos by Elene Damenia for Art Observed