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The Rabbithole Recovery Benefit

on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 23:59


So many of you probably know that we're associated strongly with the Rabbithole art space and the artists and organizations operating out of there.  Justin, the founder of BKC, is actually one of the earliest artist collaborators with Rabbithole, and we support each others endeavors (like a real art community!).  Rabbithole has been an instrumental institution for the potential of art in all its forms, particularly in the neighborhood of Dumbo, with tons of openings, performances, screenings, installations, yoga... clearly adopting an anything-goes attitude throughout the years.

What many don't know is that Rabbithole has been allowed to thrive without being driven by profit because of its long-time guarantor, founder Shawn Lyons' primary business Rabbit Movers.  As such, when money was tight, this team of artist movers carried the load for the sake of the existing community.

Unfortunately, Rabbithole is now in a perilous place.  Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, Rabbit Movers had all its trucks wiped out from flooding on the banks of the Gowanus Canal (they park their trucks there, and yes, we're pretty sure it was gross).  In just a few hours, Rabbit lost tens of thousands in vehicles and equipment, and with it Rabbithole lost its guarantor.

The Rabbithole space, including BKC, also flooded.  Though the damage was not catastrophic, still floors needed and continue to need replacing.  But we made out much better than they did, and so we take it as a challenge to try to give back, to Rabbithole and its engine Rabbit Movers.

Please join us, therefore, for the Rabbithole Recovery Benefit, a silent auction with live performances from bands Monogold, CC Carana, Jason Bartell (of Fang Island), performance group Immediate Medium, and auctioned works from 31 artists, including international art star Dan Zeller and emerging artists Phillip Stearns, Pete Watts, Chrissy Lush and more!  We hope to raise money to help stabilize Rabbithole and its resident organizations after hurricane losses, and for continued repairs around the space.

THE RABBITHOLE RECOVERY BENEFIT
In conjunction with United Photo Industries (creators of Photoville) and the Armory Arts Week Brooklyn Night

Sat Mar 9th.  7:00 - 11:00 pm
Admission is $10 advance, $12 door (includes 2 drink tickets!)
    $25 admission plus raffle ticket and 3 drink tickets

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Find out full details about the benefit by clicking here
Rabbithole has recently gained 501(c)3 fiscal sponsorship via Fractured Atlas.  This means all donations are now tax-deductible!  If you cannot make the event but still want to help, you can donate here

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