A recap of our Studio 200: Into the Future gala

Technology, holograms, colorful wigs and lots of silver were the wardrobe of choice for guests at The New Children’s Museum’s futuristic fundraiser held on Saturday, November 9. Over 500 guests were in attendance, the majority of which were decked out in costumes showing their unique take on what future fashion trends may look like. Check out photos and costumes from the evening here.

The entire 50,000-square-foot museum was transformed into Studio 200 on Island, a vibrant after-hours club complete with flashing lights, DJ, live band and special performances. Our annual fundraiser theme, Into the Future, played on the Museum’s mission to develop skills children need for the future through art and play.

Notable party guests included co-chairs Cami Rosso, Chanelle Hawken and Pamela Pendrell; Congressman Scott Peters and his wife and board member Lynn Gorguze; Councilmember Chris Ward and Thom Harpole; building architect Robert Quigley; architect/designer Jennifer Luce; as well as a host of philanthropists, sponsors, donors and members. Local artists in attendance included Marisol Rendon and Perry Vasquez, as well as several San Diego arts and museum leaders.

Entertainment was nonstop throughout the night in an atmosphere enhanced by futuristic lighting and production design by Maktive. Party goers tried their hand at virtual reality, played laser tag and packed the dance floor, rocking to music by BetaMAXX. Other entertainment included neon dancers, electric stilt walkers and a surprise appearance from the Blue Man Group after performing their show at the San Diego Civic Theater!

The annual event brought in $262,000 in support of the Museum’s access programs. Look forward to next year’s fundraising gala set for November 7, 2020. Stay tuned!

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