The weather gods were not in our favor in early June – the rainy, cold weather seemed endless, but the party must always go on! A “Summer in the City” themed corporate reception designed especially for the outdoor plaza space at the Institute of Contemporary Art was swiftly relocated to the museum’s lobby. Though the view might have shifted from bustling Boston Harbor to the up-and-coming Waterfront/Fort Point Channel neighborhood, guests were not deterred.
Upon entering the ICA, guests were greeted by two living birch tree statues complete with wind chimes – always a hit, especially with our out-of-town guests. Two “men of many hats” were also on hand to entertain guests and help break the ice with their illusions and tricks. And caricature artists put pen to paper representing each guests’ individual interests and exaggerating their physical appearances (all in good fun, of course!).
A combination of elegant rentals and custom floral accents along with some of the ICA’s in-house furniture and the awesome existing exhibition helped transform the space; guests were none the wiser to the last minute venue change and mingled the night away.
And no experience is complete at the ICA without divine delights catered by Wolfgang Puck. (We couldn’t resist the miniature bottles of Tabasco sauce rounding out the raw bar!)
Capping off the evening, the living tree performers were granted an enthusiastic ovation upon their exit – such a treat!