Event Details

Saturday, August 20th, 2022
|  5:30pm - 8:30pm

Artpark Carnival

Saturday, august 20, 2022 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Mainstage Theater Terrace

 

Artpark is celebrating its 49th season of expanded, innovative and global programming with a carnival celebrating the world’s revival and renewal.

The main attraction will be a story of the Renaissance giant, Leonardo da Vinci, born of the time of passionate and boundless expectation and striving of an aging epoch thirsting for a new youth. The show built with massive inflatable puppets is preceded by a carnival-inspired by the age of Rabelais’ Gargantua and Pantagruel, the famous giants of the Middle Ages.

“Carnival is not a spectacle seen by the people; we live in it.” as it was famously said by M. Bakhtin.

Carnival is the feast of time, the feast of becoming, change, and the suspension of all-limitations and prohibitions. Everyone participates because its very idea embraces all the people with a universal spirit.

We invite you to take part and celebrate with us.

 

Christopher & Leslie Leardini
Marcy & Michael Newman
Event Co-Chairs

 

ARTPARK CARNIVAL BENEFIT

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Artpark Mainstage Theater Terrace

Attire: Festive Cocktail Party 
(Masks and creative attire encouraged)

Featuring food catered by Oliver's Restaurant, a three-hour open bar, and auctions followed by the North American premiere of "Leonardo, Dreams & Nightmares," an outdoor spectacle created and performed by France's Plasticiens Volants.

 

PATRON OF THE ARTS OPPORTUNITIES

$10,000 - Leonardo

  • Two reserved tables and tickets for twenty-four (24) to Artpark Carnival Benefit, with a performance by Plasticiens Volants to follow
  • Top recognition as lead Sponsor on all event materials and on-site recognition via signage and audio announcements
  • Premium Ad in Digital Program
  • Recognition on Artpark’s Jumbotron Screens during all concert events Amphitheater concerts during the 2022 concert season
  • Corporate logo and recognition with links on Artpark’s website, social media, and printed material, with an opportunity for sponsored content on an outgoing Artpark email blast.
  • A champagne toast with Artpark President, Sonia Clark and evening’s performers
  • Tickets for twenty (20) additional guests to attend Plasticiens Volants performance ($400 value)

 

$5,000 - Gargantua: an affable prince, a giant who travels over the world, fighting wars from which all prisoners are set free, straightening out disputes in other kingdoms, and helping his friends achieve their goals

  • A reserved table and tickets for twelve (12) to Artpark Carnival Benefit, with a performance by Plasticiens Volants to follow
  • Corporate logo and recognition on Artpark’s website, social media, and printed signs at the benefit
  • Premium Ad in Digital Program
  • Recognition on Artpark’s Jumbotron Screens during all concert events Amphitheater concerts during the 2022 concert season
  • Corporate logo and recognition with links on Artpark’s website, social media, and printed material
  • Tickets for ten (10) additional guests to attend Plasticiens Volants performance ($200 value)

 

$3,000 - Pantagruel: Gargantua’s giant son, accepting with good nature the responsibility of aiding the oppressed, spends a good deal of his time traveling the earth. In his travels, he visits a land where all citizens have noses shaped like the ace of clubs and a country in which the people eat and drink nothing but air.  

  • A reserved table and tickets for twelve (12) to Artpark Carnival Benefit, with a performance by Plasticiens Volants to follow
  • Corporate logo and recognition on Artpark’s website and printed material at Benefit
  • Recognition on signage during the Event and Benefit  
  • Ad in Digital Program Book
  • Advanced notification and purchasing opportunities to all Artpark concerts during the 2023 Season

 

$1,000 - Anurge: a beggar and Pantagruel’s companion, who knows sixty-three ways to make money and two hundred fourteen ways to spend it.

  • Tickets for four (4) to Artpark Carnival Benefit including a performance by Plasticiens Volants to follow
  • Corporate logo and recognition on Artpark’s website
  • Recognition on signage during the benefit
  • Ad in Digital Program

 

"LEONARDO DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES"

In the brilliant mind of Leonardo da Vinci, everything was connected -- anatomy, mechanics, drawings of interlacing patterns, bird flight studies, and even the face of his Mona Lisa. His mastery of a wide-range of disciplines reminds us of the infinite possibilities of human understanding and that our minds and imaginations are limitless.

“Leonardo wanted to paint the wind. Plasticiens Volants reinvent the master’s fantasies by sculpting the air.”
- Thierry Collin, Plasticiens Volants

In the North American premiere of “Leonardo, Dreams & Nightmares,” Plasticiens Volants returns to Artpark by popular demand to lead us on an all-ages journey into the mind and insatiable curiosity of Leonardo.

Plasticiens Volants is a 46-year-old institution based in Toulouse, France. Their unique street theater performances featuring giant original hand-painted inflatable creations have been seen in more than 23 countries by millions of people. They have performed at countless international festivals, major events such as the Olympic Games in Rio and Sochi and much more. They have also given unforgettable performances at Artpark which hosted their U.S. premieres of “Big Bang” in 2017 and “Pearl” in 2019. Audiences have been eagerly awaiting their return!

More information on this performance can be found here!


TICKETS are On sale now!

Tickets:

Single: $300/ Couples: $550

Purchasable online at ticketmaster.com or through our Box Office!

Sponsorship Opportunities

$1,000/ $3,000 / $5,000 / $10,000 

Please call or email Anna Olson at [email protected] or (716) 754-9000 ext. 132

Ticket prices include Facility Fee; *additional fees apply for online and phone orders

By Phone

(716) 754-4375 between the hours of 10AM-4PM, Monday-Friday.

In person

For current box office hours check HERE