City Arts Magazine and Blue Moon co-presented the Art Walk Awards on Jan 24 at private venue 1927 Events. The warm, festive space was filled with people eager to support the artists and vote for their favorite piece. Women and men alike were dressed well for the event—smart ensembles, quirky pieces and stylish cocktail looks aplenty.
Besides the surly hipster element—the type who bring their own Pabst to a Blue Moon-sponsored event, and wear grungy sweaters—people were pulled together and styled. Artist Allyce Woods wore a smart over-sized blazer and dress, while her friend partnered a sporty men’s look with funky Doc Martens. Other girls were dressed in classic cocktail dresses paired with chic jewelry or leather boots. Artist Caroline Roosevelt wore this look particularly well—a fitted red skirt and patterned hosiery. From Rare Medium gallery and Polaroid camera shop, Cory Verellen sported a whimsical jacket perfect for an art occasion. The white shredded material had a sheepskin quality in synch with Scandinavian trends this year. Artist Juan Alonso, wore a beautiful shirt with seam detailing and a silk neck piece of his own making. Lastly, the polka-dot trend continued; both I and Priscilla of the downtown boutique Pirkko wore them to the event.