Sneakerheads, art aficionados, and local Brooklynites filled the Brooklyn Museum on Thursday night (July 16) to celebrate the museum’s new exhibit, “Art Off the Wall: The Rise of Sneaker Culture.” And what better way to do it than with one big dance party?
I Love Vinyl co-hosted the event and filled the museum’s Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion with throwback hip-hop, r&b, and funk sounds that inspired everyone to get up and move. And while the breakdancers, poppers, lockers, and a few animators were in the crowd, it wasn’t necessarily about the moves you brought to the table — more the fact you were having a lot of fun doing it. No one could help but cheer when an epic trick was thrown down on the dance floor.
Aside from the dancing, partygoers also had the chance to check out the exhibit, take part in a community mural, and even give back to charity by donating their old kicks to Heeling Soles, a nonprofit aimed at making sure no one walks around barefoot.
The Art Off the Wall: The Rise of Sneaker Culture exhibit will be open at the Brooklyn Museum until October 4.