The Pocono Mountain Arts Council (PoconoMAC) teams up with Desaki Restaurant and Pocono 96.7 radio to present Bubbly and BLING!, a fundraiser in support of PoconoMAC’s children’s art programs. The event takes place on Thursday, September 19th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM in The Garden at Desaki Restaurant, Route 611 in Swiftwater.
Getting things off to a “bubbly” start, guests are invited to lock lips with a Starving Artist (the signature champagne cocktail created by Desaki for this event). Beverages – alcoholic and non — will be available at the cash bar and those who wish can join PoconoMAC’s officers and members in an inaugural toast before digging in to free sushi and appetizers.
Guests who want to work up an appetite can join the dancers from TC Dance Club International who’ll be swinging, salsa-ing and line dancing to music provided by Desaki’s master programmer DJ Ivan Jones. For those who prefer to watch, video screens throughout the restaurant will feature PoconoMAC member artwork plus a few unexpected surprises.
Throughout the evening, guests can shop for original jewelry and accessories created by PoconoMAC artists. Working in bead, crystal, precious and semi-precious materials, and hand woven or hand-painted fabrics, these creative and award-winning designers will be on hand to display, discuss and sell their creations.
For pure fantasy fun, a green screen photo booth, courtesy of Paparazzi Party Pics will let guests be photographed in the setting of their dreams, without ever leaving the room.
Highlighting the event will be a painting demonstration by multi-award-winning artist Jim Smeltz.
Painting in “a loose, impressionistic style using drips and spatters to paint landscapes, seascapes and colorful florals,” Mr. Smeltz’s work is prized by collectors worldwide. His Art Cards and Doll House Miniatures (a recent addition to his catalogue) are bought, collected and even traded among literally thousands of fans. As a finale to his appearance, Mr. Smeltz has agreed to donate an original work of art which will be awarded to the highest bidder in a silent auction.
Wrapping up the evening will be a multi-prize raffle. Winners who leave before the party winds down will be contacted and arrangements will be made to get their prizes to them.
Tickets for Bubbly and BLING! are $10 in advance or at the door. For information or to purchase tickets, call PoconoMAC at 1-866-817-9722 or visit our website at www.poconomac.com.
Pocono Mountain Arts Council is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization supporting and promoting the arts on the mountain. Proceeds from this event will go to support PoconoMAC’s children’s arts programs.