The Art Fag City Wienerfest and Fundraiser

“ARTINFO never got around to choosing its signature wiener. Now I wish we had.”
Ben Davis, ARTINFO
“We don’t have a signature wiener because it would be too small.”
Howard Halle, Time Out NY

This post has been updated:

This December 16th, pull out your paper hats and start dreaming of mustard because you’re coming to The Art Fag City Wienerfest and Fundraiser. Why? Because you haven’t heard enough dick jokes this year. This is a party and was always a party however the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy means that many people in the art world are now struggling with far more serious problems. Chelsea flooded. DUMBO was swamped. Many galleries, nonprofits, and residencies do not know when—or even if—they will be able to return to business. It wouldn’t be right to party without helping out. Smack Mellon is located directly across from Brooklyn Bridge Park, in one of the lowest-lying areas of DUMBO. They’re estimating the damage from Hurricane Sandy at $400,000. No amount of wieners will fix that on its own, but Smack Mellon sorely needs whatever help we can give them. So prices have changed to include your ability to donate to bringing this amazing place back.

Your ticket to this event not only guarantees you all the beer and hot dogs you can eat, but front row seats to our raffle drawing and the grand unveiling of the Art Fag City Signature Wiener. That’s right, folks, December 16th, Art Fag City becomes the world’s first critical outlet to have its own signature wiener.



Sunday, December 16th, 3 — 7 PM Postmasters Gallery, 459 West 19th Street, New York, NY, 10011


  • We’ve got performances by World Hot Dog Eating Champion Takeru Kobayashi and artist Cyril Duval (Item Idem).
  • We’ve got wieners by Jay Batlle!
  • We’ve got wieners by Michael Mahalchick!
  • MC by Guy Richards Smit
  • DJ Michael Magnan
  • A drawing booth by Daniel Davidson (Courtesy of ADA Gallery)
  • A silent auction including works by Jay Batlle, Timothy Hutchings,  Takeru Kobayashi and Cyril Duval, Liz Magic Laser, Marsha Owett, Michael Mahalchick, and William Powhida.
  • Plus, a raffle for a ceramic bong by Jesse Edwards (courtesy of The Hole), tickets to Irondale and more!

The best part of all? Proceeds from the Wienerfest ticket and raffle sales will go directly to keeping
New York’s best non-profit art blog running AND offering hurricane relief to the hard hit DUMBO
arts non-profit Smack Mellon. Tickets to the event are $90 for the masses ($45 for the ticket, $45 to
Smack Mellon), $35 for artists, and $25 for groups of ten or more. You’ll pay $5 more if you buy at the door.

Thanks So Much To Our Sponsors:

In-kind donations from: Beck’s, C-Town, Foodswings, Hofmann, Pioneer, Postmasters Gallery, Pratt Digital Department, Titos, The Pickle Guys, Zut Alors!.

Benefit Committee Members: Karen Archey, Christopher Austopchuk, Brent Burkett, Casey Burry, Saul Chernick, Nicholas Cueva, Lisa Davis, Deborah Fisher, Marina Galperina, Carla Gannis, Susanne Geiss, Nils Karsten, Meaghan Kent, Marsha Owett, John Pollard, Magda Sawon, Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, Andrea Serbonich, Sara Maria Salamone, Jonathan Schwartz, Brad Troemel, and Michelle Vaughan.

Tickets & donations are all 100% tax-deductible thanks to the New York Foundation of the Arts sponsorship program. All questions and inquiries can be sent to Corinna Kirsch at

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