in a moment of inspired insanity, Ion Art decided to celebrate how terrific neon at night is with an illuminated party like no other outside Vegas. We decided to call it the "Surreal Jungle" because: Themes... we love those. We worked like ants, partnered up with Art Seen Alliance, and filled the lot with neon scenes, a couple of bars—(512) Brewing Company, our beloved neighbor—and a selection of food trucks. We'd 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.
The premise is the same: November 17th, Saturday at 7 PM. A night to celebrate the glow of LOTS of neon. Costumes and magic are encouraged. This year's theme is "Surreal Sea." Your Instagram page just got a jolt of fascination (check out #SurrealJungle). Early Bird tickets are on sale now for $15 plus fees (under $18/ticket). Buy now and use the extra money you save for flippers and body glitter. We'll see you there!