YES! They did it again on September 29th! They ate, chilled, and enjoyed each others company while expressing their inner artist on vinyl figures. This was their second social, but the first one that took place here at GMLV. Everyone loved the space with its exposed brick, heavy branded fixtures, pool table and glass conference room. With the help of Guru, Laytonic, and Joe Baron, Iquan and Aleesha were able to put together, sell tickets and decorate the space within two weeks, nearly a full month since the past Munny Social at Elbow Room. The goal was is to make Munny Social a monthly event and because of the awesome hype and support from the August event, they were able to expand their goal for yet another.
Guests arrived at 1pm, and unlike the previous Munny Social they decided to switch up the process. This time guests were greeted in the main lobby by Artoholik assistants Maurice and Lonell Jr. and were stamped with the RED Artoholik Astroman, certifying them as an Artoholik. They also switched up the way guests received their toy, on a first come first serve basis. Guests were then directed to a table full of three different types of KIDROBOT vinyl figures to choose from; Munny, Raffy and Foomi. Once the guests picked their toy, they were then directed to choose a table covered in drawing paper that had cups filled with markers and pencils.
They had a 50/50 split between returning guests and new guests, however everyone came focused and jumped right into their designs. After an hour in, their chef for the event, Charles Davis owner of Cliff’s Kitchen, greeted the guests and shared his menu for the event and the process for grabbing the grub. At this time the event turned into a social networking event. With everyone scrabbling for food, it opened up the opportunity for guests to kick it and exchange names, info, ideas and inspiration for their designs. Each attendee raved about Chef Cliff’s “Cheese Cake Shots”, as they threw them back after having 3 different types of Buffalo Wings and Chicken Empanadas.
Once the messy hands were cleaned up, Artoholik Aleesha W. started the giveaways with the help of Monee Perry from Sony Music Group, Louis Rodriguez of Mission & Company and Joe Baron repping Branded Baron.
Each winner received a ton of goodies, from T-shirts to Music CD’s, stickers from TheStylz and IquanW’s madCOWards collection. Speaking of Iquan, he rocked the event with a custom Munny Social music playlist and received props from DJ Laytonic who curated the list for of last month’s event.
Artohoik crew members Steve Cancel, Dominiqué la Reine and Kaylan Jones made it back to support and rock out but didn’t find a way to win the Artoholik Best Design award, which was won by “Mr. Get Your Swirl On” Laytonic and new certified Artoholik Dalila.
Overall, the mission was a success, everyone had fun, hung out with like- minded people, enjoyed good food, learned something new and expressed themselves in a creative way. They’re already working on the 3rd and final Munny Social for 2013. Lock in October 27th as the date and Newark, NJ as the place. . The exact venue is still in the works, but in meantime check out the photos and videos below put together by the hard working Artoholik Guru.