October 25, 2010 | 12:00pm
Around 300 art-lovers showed up Saturday at RedLine Gallery for a second anniversary bash on the theme of "This is Where We Live." Other than fundraising, the event's purpose was to provide an active interface between artists and the public; to that end, there were interactive installations by Jay Dion, Viviane Le Courtois, Gretchen Schaefer and the L.A. collective Fallen Fruit and plenty of opportunities to rub elbows with the artists. Here's to a third year of the same: Cheers! The following images were taken by photographer Steve Crecelius.
MCA's Adam Lerner trades a pledge for a jar from Jay Dion's installation.
Sarah Wallace Scott demonstrates the artistic process in action.
Up close and personal with artist in residence, Theresa Cowles
Honorary chairman John Hickenlooper strikes a pose with RedLine founder Laura Merage and executive director P.J. D'Amico.
Ballet Nouveau Colorado gives a flash performance from "Kill the Anthem."
Attendees were encouraged to participate in art creation at a series of interactive stations.
Mayor Hickenlooper with local high school students wearing silent auction items focusing on "the art of experiences."
Peter Kudla, Laura Merage and John Hickenlooper.
Bobbi Walker of Walker Fine Art, center, with Walker artists Marie Vlasic and Sabin Aell.
Peter Kudla signs his name on a silent auction item.
Viviane Le Courtois shares the background on her interactive piece, "How to eat an artichoke."
The Fallen Fruit collective harvested fruit from the ground below trees in local neighborhoods and then infused it into vodka served on Saturday night.
Michiko Itatani's untitled painting/installation in the RedLine community room features 58 canvases offering fragmental views of personal taboos and obsessions. This show can be viewed through November 23.
Next up at RedLine: Cross Ties Across Time, an annual showcase of resident artists, including five newcomers. Cross Ties opens Friday.