Fine Arts

Houstonians enjoy night out at museum with drinks, gift bags

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston Mixed Media designed by IKEA brought out Houston’s socialites to enjoy a night of art, dance and live high-energy music Friday evening.

The MFAH was transformed into a club-like atmosphere designed entirely by IKEA Houston.

“The real idea behind this event was to bring art and culture and bring kind of a youthful experience into the Museum of Fine Arts,” said Kim Castillo, IKEA Houston’s marketing manager.

New York City artist Drop the Lime and disc jockey sets by Ceeplus Bad Knives and Damon Allen were the night’s entertainment.

In addition to the performers, IKEA Houston also worked with museum curators to help promote other talent.

The first 100 guests who entered were treated to exclusive limited-edition gift bags that featured artist Ali Rapp’s textile design.

The guests also received bottles of Neuro and flyers for Art Crowd, the museum’s membership group for young art enthusiasts.

Partygoers were also treated to a variety of food trucks as well as vargtass drinks, a specialty cocktail mixed with IKEA lingonberry juice and vodka.

“The demographics of the event says a lot of the art community and diversity of Houston,” Castillo said.

The party area was filled with museum regulars and stylish young adults. From sneakers and T-shirts to polished suits with suspenders, attendees did not disappoint in the fashion department.

The diverse crowd of Houstonians as well as the unique overall style of the event defined the night.

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