NO SLEEP TIL ZIEGFELD
Urban Arts’s 2023 Color Ball, the most dynamic gala of each season, once again broke fundraising goals raising over $650,000 in a single Wednesday this March. The event was awash in color and shine with splashy dopamine dressing, sky-high energy and stacked with diverse powerbrokers from tech, finance, art and media. Massive thanks to our partner Microsoft as well as our Honoree Tammy Levine, Game Developer Marketing, who delivered a deeply personal speech. Thank you to @timothygoodman for his stellar live-draw during cocktail hour. And finger snaps and thank yous to our Color Baller of the Year @BigFreedia who freestyled over her—and Beyoncé’s—hit “Break My Soul” in a storm of confetti.
“I am truly honored to be celebrating with such a wonderful organization and mostly, amongst all of you students! For me as a young kid from the streets of New Orleans in the 80s, I was different… Creativity was an outlet that nourished me. So find what nourishes you. Whether it’s coding, computers, calculus, or painting—doesn’t matter what it is… Here’s to finding your passion and like my momma always taught me—go out there and be yourself.”
Congratulations to Giselle Muriel, Nagler Scholar 2023 who made everyone b-a-w-l.
Thank you to the Urban Arts board who always go far above and far beyond. Thanks to the Creative Professionals Board who are total pros. We’re so grateful for the advocacy of such good people. Deep breath because we are full STEAM ahead. #iykyk
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