Please plan to join us at the Springfield Art Museum on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 7 to 9 PM for the annual 99 Times Party, as we transform YOUR Art Museum into a fantastical fairground of living art tableaux and magical performances - from the hottest local artists, tastemakers, and trendsetters - all inspired by classic American circus acts and attractions.
This year's event raises funds to restore works in our collection by noted Regionalist Ben Messick. Originally from Strafford, Messick earned his fame in Los Angeles as a sketch artist for Disney and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and as a painter of urban American street scenes. His circus drawings, paintings, and lithographs - particularly his clown studies - became his trademark work.
At 99x: Cirque Americana, you will enjoy live performances from Randall Shreve and The Blacklist Variety Show: The Ozarks Premier Circus Sideshow, and become a part of 16 interactive art installations styled and inspired by:
Rachel Barks, Rachel Barks Design
Andie Bottrell, Actor/Artist/Filmmaker/Photographer
The Bed of Nails
Madeline Brice, Artist
The House of Mirrors
Nicole Chilton, Artist/Writer
The Fortune Teller
Amy Grace & Jennifer Grace Duran, Floral Designers - The Greens
Marianne Jones & Caleb Bunselmeyer, Marianne Jones Interior Design
The Puppet Show
Heather Kane, Creative Director - SugarKane Designs
Colby Kern, Photographer
Danielle Million, Photographer
The Bearded Lady
Emily Robb, Artist
David Samples, Artist
The Illustrated Person
Tamara Styer & Kristen Lentz, Deitra Magazine
Sharon Taylor, Interior Designer - Pickwick House
Behind the Curtain
Jacqueline Warren, Artist in Residence - Drury University
Jennifer Vaughn, Sew-It-All/Fashion Designers Society
Paige Whitcomb, Artist
Returning this year, is the VIP Sponsor Hour from 6 to 7 PM sponsored by O'Reilly Hospitality Management featuring complimentary beverages by Macadoodles. Sponsorships begin at $100 and include a range of benefits, including event tickets.
Purchase your sponsorship today!
General Admission tickets $35 (on sale August 24) include complimentary beverages, small bites, desserts, event Look Book, live entertainment, and valet parking; Door tickets $45.
Join the revelry at this three-ring ritz that you won't want to miss! Creative cocktail attire encouraged. #99xCirque
99x: Cirque Americana is Presented By: