By the last half hour of ARTafterDARK: So Sari!, not one more person could be squeezed into Central Court where it seemed like an entire Indian village jumped for joy to the bhangra beats of DJ Rekha. People of all ethnicities wore saris and shalwar khamees to celebrate subcontinental culture. The line to get into the Academy wound around the block, and inside people waited to get a taste of chef Nick Salvi’s meat samosas and potato curry, and have their hands filigreed with henna. A less cool aspect of ARTafterDARK are revelers who treat invaluable statues as photo props and paw artwork on the walls. Look and learn, but don’t touch, please.
Next get ready for ARTafterDARK: Hawaii Ink, when Makana takes the stage.