The Art Production Fund and Fort Gansevoort Host an Intimate Lunch to Kick Off Art Sundae
June 28, 2017
On Tuesday in New York, the Art Production Fund and Fort Gansevoort gave new meaning to the phrase a sweet escape when they hosted a luncheon at Cecconi’s Dumbo to kick off Art Sundae—a new program that brings together a diverse group of children ages 5 to 15 for artist-led, interactive public art workshops at no entry cost. Art Production Fund executive director Casey Fremont and Fort Gansevoort cofounder Carolyn Tate Angel welcomed friends, including Thakoon Panichgul, Athena Calderone, and Jessica Joffe, all of whom happily made the journey to Brooklyn for a midday respite from the office in the name of a good cause.
The afternoon got underway outdoors as guests enjoyed sun-drenched views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges before moving inside for a relaxed meal served family style. After plates of fluke crudo, calamari fritti, potato gnocchetti, organic salmon, and roast asparagus, Fremont thanked everyone for carving out a few hours midweek to support the program, which is set to launch the fall—but not before raising a glass to toast the participating artists, Zoe Buckman, Raul de Nieves, and Elise Peterson.