For years, I heard everyone rave about the Cleveland Museum of Art Solstice party. The big day would roll around and I’d see all the pictures and I’d have serious FOMO. So, this year, I decided to put an end to it, as we finally attended our first Solstice party. And what better year to do that than on the Museum’s centennial year?!
Mad props to Sara for organizing a huge group of us to go to dinner and the attend the soiree (stay tuned tomorrow for our dinner experience). Sara and I both got our dresses from Rent the Runway and they were the perfect fun, summery choices for Solstice.
Solstice encompasses both the inside and outside of the Museum. The beautiful atrium had live music and food and drink bars (while there is food for purchase, I’m glad we ate before the party so we could just drink and dance.) Also, all the galleries were open for perusing and finding the fun “selfie spots” with some of the Museum’s best known pieces of art.
Our group made sure to check out the Centennial Exhibition of Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt, which features great artwork, as well as postcards exchanged between these two famous artists and friends. The exhibition is open through Sunday, July 31.
We then headed outside to dance the night away under the summer stars. The huge outdoor stage featured a range of international musicians.
The crowd really loved the gigantic balloon hats that got passed through the sea of 6,000 attendees, making for amazing pictures…
…and inspiring some awesome dance moves!
I also loved the projections on the side of the Museum, from cool lines and shapes to photographs showing the history of the Museum over the last 100 years.
Solstice made me feel like I was celebrating somewhere in south of the border, not in Cleveland. The party has a cosmopolitan feel that transports you, but also reminds you what an amazing cultural institution we have right in our own backyard!
Everyone told me Solstice is THE party of the summer and I have to agree! It doesn’t get more festive and fun than this. It might have been our first Solstice, but it won’t be our last!
***Disclosure: I received two complimentary tickets to Solstice courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***