June 09

Power Ball: 21 Club@The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery-Thurs.,June 6th,2019

Photography By A.J.Lam and BKonthescene.
It was the 21st edition of The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery’s annual event, Power Ball, and party-goers played in the shadows, experienced dim lights and enjoyed a neon night, as The Power Plant transformed into an illicit prohibition-era speakeasy for one night only. The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery welcomed Toronto’s art fans to Power Ball: 21 Club.



Guests indulged in unique art, with the unbeatable Toronto backdrop featuring the CN Tower, and celebrated one of the biggest gala events of the year!

With all in the name of art, it was evening of grit, glitz and glamour with unique art installations, performances, cocktails and more–all in support of the ambitious exhibitions and programming with funds raised at original Art Canada’s annual gala.

It was  a night of indulgence, with artist projects, performances, cocktails and delicious food.
Guests instantly became the event’s main attraction with a visually experiential neon runway where they enjoyed a great photo op session, while sipping signature beverages  from one of the many bars surrounding the gallery.


Then patrons made their way into the pre-party experience designed by local artist-restaurateur Sarah Keenlyside who took partygoers on a spectacular journey that combined food and performance for her work Centerpiece. Performers transported guests into a space, which celebrated the dance of service, and then they indulged in exquisite cuisine and Chocolate.

At the Power Ball party, Toronto-based artist Bruno Billio presented a version of his Tron209 room, manipulating everyday objects and spaces with tape and black light. Mexican artist Chelsea Culprit presented a commanding neon installation Tru Bruja  and guests experienced Max Streicher’s large-scale inflatable sculptures, Sleeping Giants.


Power Ball: 21 Club featured performances by Toronto’s diverse LGBTQ community curated by Tobaron Waxman of the Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency: Carlotta Carlisle, Tynomi Banks, Flarington King, Gay Jesus, and Dainty Smith and Imogen Quest of Les Femmes Fatales Burlesque. Guests were also treated to a special, site-specific installation by Two-Spirit, Métis artist Michel Dumont, an alum of the Residency.
Canadian emerging artist Sarah Zanchetta, acquired through Bumble Bizz, invited guests to explore the hidden wonders of Sweet Digs.

Beverages were served up to celebrate the end of prohibition, and throughout the evening, party-goers discovered a food speakeasy  with food served from compartments, shucked oysters from a grand piano, and glow-in-the-dark Planta treats. They also enjoyed a dessert garden and 2000 Krispy Kreme donuts.



About The Power Plant
The Power Plant is Canada’s leading public gallery devoted exclusively to contemporary visual art. It is a vital forum for the advanced artistic culture of our time that offers an exceptional facility and professional support to diverse living artists while engaging equally diverse audiences in their work. The Power Plant pursues its activities through exhibitions, publications and public programming that incorporates other areas of culture when they intersect with visual art.
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We would like to thank  Lindsay Caradonna, ASC Public Relations for the invitation to this event.