Many moons ago, in a moment of inspired insanity, Ion Art decided to celebrate neon with an illuminated party like no other outside Vegas. In 2017, we partnered up with Art Seen Alliance and this led to the birth of our Surreal event.
Our first event, the Surreal Jungle, came at us with lightning speed. We worked like ants and filled the lot with neon scenes. We thought “Invite friends! Invite family! Invite clients! Why, I bet we could get 700 people to attend!”
When the night came with all the lights on, DJ Mixer Rogers set up, and the cocktails chilling to the roar of food trucks, we looked up and there were 2,500 people there. A quarter of them in costumes… forest goddesses, deer men, druid, winged creatures, aliens, freak flags were flown. The party was so social, positive, and fun that we decided to make it an annual event!