Nude Night Philly returns

For its second year, the event will highlight tasteful nude artwork.

An artist from Daytona Beach, Fla. who goes by the name, Perego, sketches model, Denielle Zeevi, at Nude Night Philly in 2016.

After a successful first year in 2016, Nude Night Philly will be returning this year on Saturday, Oct. 7 to the Sculpture Garden, located at 1714 Mascher St. Doors will open from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and then again from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. to an exclusively 21-plus crowd.

Hosted by Victor Perez, who founded Nude Night in Orlando, Fla., in 1996, the event will feature 40 local artists whose tasteful nude artwork will be for sale. Of these sales, 35 percent of the proceeds will go to breast cancer research foundations.

Last year, Nude Night Philly had more than 300 people attend, and sold 12 pieces of art to raise $800 for its benefactor, The Tyanna Foundation.

“The Tyanna Foundation is our benefactor again this year,” Perez said. I picked breast cancer because Philly is really behind that scene and I wanted to be a part of that. I had a friend in Florida who passed from breast cancer, she was a great artist. Also I felt it fit nude night and the art that we have on display.”

In addition to the artwork, there will be body painting demos, nude figure classes, rope silk dancers performing from the ceiling, video projections, food prepared by local restaurants and wine and beer from local distributors. There will also be jazz bands, saxophone and horn players, four DJs, a raffle table and 50/50 raffle tickets available for purchase.

Through supporting local artists, the community will simultaneously be raising money for a great cause, making new friends with similar interests and enjoying an overall beautiful evening.

“We need [people’s] help in fighting cancer with nude artwork. It’s fun buying nude artwork, and at the same time you get to meet some new friends and maybe run into some old friends you haven’t seen in years,” Perez said. “Be a part of art history in Philadelphia.”

Tickets to the event from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. are $5, and tickets for the second half, from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., are $15. Additionally, an after-party will be held at the El Bar, located at 1356 N. Front St., from 11 p.m. until 2 a.m.

With questions about the event, contact Perez at (257) 296–2055, or visit facebook.com/nnphilly.