Wednesday night, Artsy and SIXTY hotels hosted a Frieze Week celebration at SIXTY LES, turning the Tiki Tabu bar into a phenomenal tropical paradise and live art installation for its summer re-opening. Bushwick-based designer Misha Kahn, who has a self-proclaimed "tikki obsession," was responsible for intricately decorating the bar. As soon as I entered the rooftop space, I was dragged by several party guests to go and touch the felt peach cutouts on the walls. The majority of the decor was just like this—textured, exotic, and festive.

There were (deceptively strong) tequila and vodka cocktails in tiki mugs, and hand-blown glass lava lamps adding a rosiness to the rooftop views. Attendees included Artsy CEO and founder Carter Cleveland, SIXTY hotels owner Jason Pomeranc, The Met Community Producer and social media art phenom Kimberly Drew (@museummammy), fashion designer Cynthia Rowley, and many other influential designers and gallerists. Mia Moretti was DJing, playing everything from ambient house music to songs from Beyonce's Lemonade.

Midway through the party, performance artists Petra Collins and Madelyne Beckles (who are friends of Misha's) seemed to appear from thin air behind the bar, wearing scarce, nymph like clothing and flowers in their hair. As everyone surrounded them eagerly with cameras, they squashed fruit on their bodies and in their mouths while swaying to sultry 1950's rock. They mixed drinks from the "fruits of their labor" with hibiscus flowers (and also, more tequila), and everyone was clamoring to grab one. These drinks were magenta, and definitely had notes of sweat—but you kind of had to finish them.

The overseer of Artsy Projects, Elena Soboleva, explained that this installation/celebration is explained that this installation/celebration is the latest in a series of "activations" in which Artsy invites contemporary artists and designers to reimagine diverse international spaces as a more interactive alternative to gallery shows. Artsy Projects reflects Artsy's mission to make art more accessible to contemporary audiences, and Artsy Projects: Tiki did this in the best way possible—transforming a 50-degree New York Wednesday night into a kaleidoscopic tropical vacation.

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Tiki Party with Artsy & SIXTY LES

Tiki Party with Artsy & SIXTY LES

Tiki Party with Artsy & SIXTY LES

Tiki Party with Artsy & SIXTY LES

Tiki Party with Artsy & SIXTY LES

Tiki Party with Artsy & SIXTY LES

Tiki Party with Artsy & SIXTY LES

Tiki Party with Artsy & SIXTY LES

Tiki Party with Artsy & SIXTY LES

Tiki Party with Artsy & SIXTY LES

Tiki Party with Artsy & SIXTY LES

Tiki Party with Artsy & SIXTY LES

Tiki Party with Artsy & SIXTY LES

Tiki Party with Artsy & SIXTY LES

Tiki Party with Artsy & SIXTY LES