After School Special: SPACES' 43rd Annual Benefit

Saturday, November 6, 2021, 7:00PM

Join us in celebrating our 43rd year of making alternative art the best thing about Northeast Ohio.

Through thick and thin, we’ve persevered and we deserve a pizza party. On Saturday, November 6, 2021, SPACES will throw it back to the mallrats and pizza punks with a 1990s themed evening. Dust off your COOGI sweaters and Calvins and join us at Cent’s Pizza for an After School Special.

With a dance floor, lounge spaces, a silent auction, raffle, and more, we promise it will be better than your middle school dance.

So we’re mixing it up this year and honoring SPACES’ staff for the roller coaster year we’ve been through. Our team, which is entirely women and nonbinary folks, deserves the kudos and recognition for the work we’re doing.

In 2021 we worked to bring 10 national artists’ exhibitions to life, supported an art writer in residency, co-produced a massive art supply drive for youth in detention, and administered 30 grants to artists around Cuyahoga County, to name but a few things.

We’re giving ourselves straight A’s, time to celebrate!

Due to the ongoing nature of COVID-19, we will be requiring all guests to provide proof of vaccination or negative test results from the prior 72 hours.

What can you expect?

Curated Care Package Silent Auction
Curators, gallerists, and artists from around the country are curating creative care packages that we will auction off during our annual benefit. Their instructions? You can curate whatever you want into a box that is roughly 9”x6”x6”. We hope you get creative-- sketches, trinkets, found items, love notes, hate notes, etc.

Some of our totally radical friends who are already packing up their care packages include:

  • the curatorial team at moCa Cleveland
  • the curatorial team at the Cleveland Clinic
  • Jessica Hong, Toledo Museum of Art
  • Michael Rakowitz + family
  • Anna Burckhardt Perez, MoMa
  • the curatorial team at ICA Philadelphia
  • Laura Bidwell and Lauren Davies, artists
  • Mourning [A] BLKstar, artists
  • Lisa Kim, Ford Foundation Gallery
  • the curatorial team at Akron Art Museum
  • Barbara Tannenbaum & Mark Soppeland, Cleveland Museum of Art and the University of Akron (respectively)
  • Key Jo Lee, Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Pope.L
  • Jeff Chiplis, Sam Hubish, Angelica Pozo

Raffle

Featured raffle donors include: Larder, Pulpo Beer Co., Blank Canvas Nails, CMA, Forest City Shuffleboard, Blank Canvas Nails, Cleveland International Film Fest, Literary Cleveland, Third Eye Oracle, Lynette Ramos, The Side Quest, M. Gentile Studios, & Zygote!

DJ Dance Party
Dance to the best (and worst) hits of the 90’s!

Toasts & Games
In addition to toasting ourselves, we’re going to be toasting the incredible artists in our regranting programs and the amazing patrons who help us do the absolute best. Study up for a SPACES Trivia Game!

TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!

Join us in celebrating our 43rd year of making alternative art the best thing about Northeast Ohio.

Through thick and thin, we’ve persevered and we deserve a pizza party. On Saturday, November 6, 2021, SPACES will throw it back to the mallrats and pizza punks with a 1990s themed evening. Dust off your COOGI sweaters and Calvins and join us at Cent’s Pizza for an After School Special.

With a dance floor, lounge spaces, a silent auction, raffle, and more, we promise it will be better than your middle school dance.

So we’re mixing it up this year and honoring SPACES’ staff for the roller coaster year we’ve been through. Our team, which is entirely women and nonbinary folks, deserves the kudos and recognition for the work we’re doing.

In 2021 we worked to bring 10 national artists’ exhibitions to life, supported an art writer in residency, co-produced a massive art supply drive for youth in detention, and administered 30 grants to artists around Cuyahoga County, to name but a few things.

We’re giving ourselves straight A’s, time to celebrate!

Due to the ongoing nature of COVID-19, we will be requiring all guests to provide proof of vaccination or negative test results from the prior 72 hours.

What can you expect?

Curated Care Package Silent Auction
Curators, gallerists, and artists from around the country are curating creative care packages that we will auction off during our annual benefit. Their instructions? You can curate whatever you want into a box that is roughly 9”x6”x6”. We hope you get creative-- sketches, trinkets, found items, love notes, hate notes, etc.

Some of our totally radical friends who are already packing up their care packages include:

  • the curatorial team at moCa Cleveland
  • the curatorial team at the Cleveland Clinic
  • Jessica Hong, Toledo Museum of Art
  • Michael Rakowitz + family
  • Anna Burckhardt Perez, MoMa
  • the curatorial team at ICA Philadelphia
  • Laura Bidwell and Lauren Davies, artists
  • Mourning [A] BLKstar, artists
  • Lisa Kim, Ford Foundation Gallery
  • the curatorial team at Akron Art Museum
  • Barbara Tannenbaum & Mark Soppeland, Cleveland Museum of Art and the University of Akron (respectively)
  • Key Jo Lee, Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Pope.L
  • Jeff Chiplis, Sam Hubish, Angelica Pozo

Raffle

Featured raffle donors include: Larder, Pulpo Beer Co., Blank Canvas Nails, CMA, Forest City Shuffleboard, Blank Canvas Nails, Cleveland International Film Fest, Literary Cleveland, Third Eye Oracle, Lynette Ramos, The Side Quest, M. Gentile Studios, & Zygote!

DJ Dance Party
Dance to the best (and worst) hits of the 90’s!

Toasts & Games
In addition to toasting ourselves, we’re going to be toasting the incredible artists in our regranting programs and the amazing patrons who help us do the absolute best. Study up for a SPACES Trivia Game!

TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!

When & Where

Saturday
November 06, 2021
7:00pm - 11:59pm

Cent's Pizza
5010 Lorain Ave
Cleveland, OH 44102

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