Momenta Art Benefit 2009

large detail of one of the four walls of artist-donated art installed at Momenta last week

Tonight is the night of the Momenta Art annual benefit party, and we've just learned that there are still a few tickets left. The event, which includes a raffle and a live auction, will be held at the Sara Meltzer Gallery in Chelsea this year (525-531 West 26th Street). The works can be seen there all afternoon today, beginning just about now, as I'm publishing this post, at twelve. The party begins at five, the live auction starts at 6:30pm, and the raffle will follow that.

I've said it before, but it's worth repeating: This artist-run non-profit space based in Williamsburg is absolutely as good as they come; they totally deserve and definitely can use our support. Having stopped by their space when the curated donations were first displayed I can say that this year the work looks even better than what we've seen in the past, and for those who have heard me talk about it before, that's saying a lot.

A $225 ticket gets two people in for free food and drink, and you also get to walk out with a terrific work of art!

The number of tickets is limited by the number of works available (approximately 130 or 140), and as of this writing at least, there are still slots available. Go on line from the Momenta site to get one or more tickets through PayPal. You may also call the gallery at 718-218-8058 for more information.

Even if you aren't able to get to the scene inside Sara Meltzer's great space, you can still order tickets and arrange for a proxy to make your selection from among the items in the raffle.