Last night, Fairweather partnered with Fountain House, an amazing organization with the belief that people living with mental illness can be active participants in their own and other people's recovery, at their annual art benefit, “Mad About Art.” Located at Metropolitan West in midtown Manhattan, the event featured works by Fountain House Gallery artists, as well as a silent auction consisting of luxury items and experiences. All auction sales went to Fountain House Gallery, which provides an environment for artists living and working with mental illness to pursue their personal visions. An amazing turnout led the gallery to exceed their goal of raising $30,000 for a new studio space, where Fountain House artists can collectively create and collaborate in a safe place.
Volunteers, dressed as flight attendants, greeted guests with passport-themed programs, creating a jet-setting atmosphere for the evening, while the menu featured cuisines from around the globe. Details such as fall-inspired floral arrangements, created by Fountain House Horticulture members, and lively music enhanced the excitement and beauty of the evening.
The highlight of the event was the diverse array of Fountain House artists’ work, curated by Phong Bui, Agnes Gund, Matthew Higgs and Frank Maresca. Guests mingled with the artists, who shared their inspirations, stories, and creative processes. “Mad About Art” emphasized the incredible vision of Fountain House and Fountain House Gallery, as embodied in the successes of these artists.
Learn more about Fountain House Gallery and how you can visit here.