Old-world charm blended with young art lovers this week as Young Friends of Save Venice gathered for an epic night at Let’s Spritz!
The lovely philanthropist and activist Lizzie da Trindade-Asher chaired the soiree, which took place at the splendid Carpenters Workshop Gallery.
The Initiative is determined to unite a younger generation of philanthropists and reawaken the institution of charitable giving.
Notable attendees included: Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Adelina Wong, Casey Kohlberg, Ashlee Harrison, Olivia Perez, Timo Weiland, Christopher Liu, Joanita Titan, Daniel Ezra, Katie Lovejoy, Michele Levbarg-Klein, Kate Curkin, Henry Gans, Christina Senia, Silvia Mella, Chris Ochao, Angelica Forlefac, Guido Callarelli, Emma Snowden-Jones, Shana Davis, Skylar Pinchal, Noah Koeppel, John Wagner, Alexis Light, Anthony DeWitt, , Markus Dochantschi, Susan Chase, Jamie Nicholson, Keyen Ferrel, Adam Gordon, Becca Starr, Clare Ngai, Eddie Howard, Mason Fennelly, Emily Armstrong, Quinn, Cassidy De Lonjay, Olivia Frame, Patrick Kenney and Peter Bradley.
The beauty and history of Venice, Italy has inspired the dedication to preserve the artistic heritage of the floating city. Invited guests rallied in support of Save Venice, which selects restoration projects based on artistic merit, historical importance and urgency. In collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Culture and with the help of renowned international experts, Save Venice has funded the restoration of more than 500 artworks in Venice including the recent completion of Tintoretto’s 1561 Wedding Feast at Cana in the sacristy of the church of Santa Maria della Salute.
Lizzie has stated, “Venice is a city that is beloved by all and you could feel that throughout event! Where else could we host such a magical evening other than New York City where people from 10 different countries came together to toast the riches of Venice and all the incredible work that Save Venice has done to restore its masterpieces and architecture. Now that we relaunched our Young Friends group, we have big dreams to contribute to the mission of Save Venice and, who knows, even visit those restorations in person during the 2020 Masquerade Gala in Venice during Carnevale!”
The Let’s Spritz! host committee was inspired by the time-honored Save Venice galas, held in its native city, and one of the most anticipated black-tie balls, held annually in New York City, Un Ballo Maschera. Coining the name Let’s Spritz! was to honor the classic Venetian aperitif cocktail, the Spritz, which was served blending an exceptional selection of Galliano L’Aperitivo, the evening’s sponsor, Macchu Pisco, co-founded by Lizzie with her sister Melanie, and Spritz. Let’s Spritz! provided attending luminaries, socialites and distinguished guests with an unforgettable evening.
Guests enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres crafted by traditional Italian catering company, Acquolina. Sponsors included: Macchu Pisco, Galliano and Valdo Prosecco.
Photo Credit: Vladimir Weinstein/©BFA