15 December 2009
For additional information, contact:
Kathleen Rast, or 303-443-2122 ext. 11

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art to Host First New Year’s Eve Party: “BMoCA’s Silver Screen Ball”

Event location: BMoCA—1750 13th Street, Boulder

Date: New Year’s Eve, Thursday, December 31, 2009

Time: 9pm to 1am

Ages: 18 and up

Boulder, Colo.— The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is proud to present “BMoCA’s Silver Screen Ball,” the museum’s official New Year’s Eve celebration. The evening will feature live music, video art installations, desserts and drinks in the museum’s new upstairs multipurpose room.

“Throughout the year, BMoCA’s newly remodeled upstairs has served as a great community gathering space,” said Director of Operations Kathleen Rast. “It makes sense to offer it as a space for the public to come together, ring in the New Year and enjoy art and music.”

Rast, whose aim for the evening is to provide an affordable alternative to Boulder’s pricier New Year’s dinners and concerts, has set the evening’s admission at $20 in advance ($25 at the door).

“New Year’s Eve is a great time for Boulder community members to support local art,” said Lindsey Cash, who is helping to organize the evening. “All of the proceeds from the evening will be used for 2010 arts programming.”

Specifically, Rast and Cash intend to use the money raised from the evening to increase young professional participation within the museum through new events catering to art enthusiasts ages 20 – 40 years.

“BMoCA wants to be able to reach all generations of art lovers,” said Rast. “Hopefully, catering to Boulder’s younger crowd will increase awareness of the arts in our community and give our twenty and thirty-something adults a way to engage with the museum.”

The evening will feature an “Old Hollywood” atmosphere, and local video artists Tres Altman and Alan O’Hashi of Boulder Community Media will install one-night-only video pieces, reminiscent of the Golden Age of Cinema.

DJ Josh Haimes will play a throwback and jazz-influenced party soundtrack, and Boulder band Fellow Citizen, as well as DJCJ will round out the evening’s musical line up.

Attendees will be asked to dress in black, white and silver cocktail attire, though red attire will be accepted as well. is pleased to sponsor “The Red Lounge,” which will transform BMoCA’s Union Works Gallery into a scene complete with red lanterns, drinks, comfy chairs, and neo-noir cinema.

Also included in the evening will be a streamed projection of the New York City Ball Drop, as well as, desserts provided by The Boulder Creek Restaurant Group. Attendees will be treated to a champagne toast, compliments of the museum. Rast and Cash are seeking additional drink sponsors.

BMoCA is a dynamic venue dedicated to the presentation of significant art of our time. Through an innovative program of regional, national and international exhibition and performance, the museum inspires and educates its communities and visitors from around the world to explore the forefront and evolution of contemporary art. BMoCA is open to the public Tuesday thru Saturday 11am – 5pm and Sunday noon – 3pm. For more information, call the museum at 303-442-2122 or visit the website at

For additional information, photo and interview opportunities, please contact Kathleen Rast at 303-443-2122 ext. 11,

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