A Surreal Soiree Inspired by The City That Never Sleeps

October 1, 2018

A Surreal Soiree Inspired by The City That Never Sleeps
Sueños de Dalí fundraiser returns to The Dalí Museum with “Dalí in NYC”

ST.PETERSBURG, Fla. (October 1, 2018) – A taste of the Big Apple will surprise and delight audiences at this year’s installment of The Dalí Museum’s Sueños de Dalí (Dreams of Dalí). On Saturday, October 20th at 8pm, The Dalí Museum brings the famed city to St. Petersburg’s glittering waterfront for one night only, with “costumes encouraged, delight guaranteed.” This fundraising affair features live music, cocktails, costumes and dancing – all to benefit the The Dalí Museum’s mission as a nonprofit organization, to serve as a cultural resource in the community. The 2018 theme celebrates the city where Salvador Dalí spent every fall for over 30 years, New York City. Proceeds from Sueños de Dalí help support Museum programs that directly benefit the community, including free student field trips, Junior Docent summer camp scholarships and the Dali on the Fly mobile art museum.

The evening promises a whimsical, effervescent night in the big city, from horse-drawn carriages, diverse street performances and tantalizing tastes in Central Park, to a light-up dance floor at Studio 54 and performances on Broadway. The exclusive VIP setting is inspired by the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Hotel, Dalí’s “studio away from home,” where he painted some of his most famous works.

In addition to dancing the night away, party-goers are invited indulge in outstanding themed food and beverages, inspired both by Dalí and the city that never sleeps. The evening will also include a variety of performers, including painted ladies, living statues, dancers and provocative performances by Amy Demilo. All guests will receive complimentary valet parking, access to themed bars including a Living Bar, custom cocktails, and a variety of tempting tastes and treats. VIP guests are invited to enjoy early admission at 7 PM (with a special performance to kick the evening off), exclusive catering from Sea Salt, access to VIP seating and a full open bar with custom craft cocktails.

The 2018 Sueños de Dalí is presented by CareValet, with support from The Cerf Family, Cynthia Faulharber on behalf of Suncoast Voices for Children, SMT, Fritz & Matthew Faulhaber, Nicolas Villanustre, MD, Plastic Surgeon, Reflections at St. Luke’s & Andrea Canedo Interior Design, St. Pete Pediatrics, and the DeBartolo Family Foundation.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event website.

The Dalí Museum, located in the heart of beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, is home to an unparalleled collection of Salvador Dalí art, featuring more than 2,000 works comprising nearly 100 oil paintings; over 100 watercolors and drawings; and 1,300 prints, photographs, sculptures and objets d’art. The Museum is dedicated to the vital mission, to care for and share an expertly curated collection of Salvador Dalí works to delight and educate our visitors and to provide unique inspiration for events, programs & special exhibits. The Museum serves as an active resource in the cultural life of the community and the world at large.

The building is itself a work of art, featuring 1,062 triangular-shaped glass panels – the only structure of its kind in North America. Nicknamed The Enigma, it provides an unprecedented view of St. Petersburg’s picturesque waterfront. The Museum has attracted the world’s attention, and among the other distinguished awards it has received, it is the first and only museum in the Southeastern United States to be recognized internationally by the Michelin Guide with a three-star rating.

The Dalí Museum is located at One Dalí Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. For additional information contact 727.823.3767 or visit TheDali.org.

Learn more about the history of the Museum, our building gardens and the artist whose life and works we celebrate, and our role as an Artist’s Museum.

Media Contact: Lorin Augeri | LAugeri@paradiseadv.com | 727.821.5155 x120