What is a Krampus?.. you should really google that the historical reference and also know in Detroit this event is not only crazy fun it is a toy and canned food drive for needy kids and the homeless!
They ask that you bring in some new toys or cans of food and get in on the cheap (and some good feels)! All toy donations are taken directly to a TOYS FOR TOTS center to benefit less fortunate children during the holidays and all canned donations go to BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS DETROIT to help feed the homeless.
Big thanks to Debbi Notemilie and Kyleigh Mathewson for running the auction for BWB!!! HUGE THANKS TO DVS and his amazing crew and all the performers, and the bar and the Tangent and and and… so many people make this event the success it continues to be.
…and drum roll….HERE is the result of that night and the Art Auction…
We would like to finally thank you all for making the 6th annual Krampus Night® charity benefit extravaganza an amazing night and success!! With your help, we collected three 55-gallon drums full of toys and an SUV full of canned food that tested the strength of our suspension system…great job everyone! And through the generous art donations of DAMNED and Corpus Illuminata artists, the art auction raised over $1,100 for Burners without Borders Detroit that will greatly help feed and clothe the homeless on our cold city streets
But before we continue with our thanks, we invite you to sign up to Krampus Newsletter or join the Naughty List Facebook newsgroup to keep informed of future Krampus Night events, as well as the art calls, crafting parties and bazaar opportunities:
Much deep gratitude goes to always awesome staff of Tangent Gallery / Hastings Street Ballroom for graciously hosting our event this year and allowing us to Kramp up the place!
Great thanks also goes to all the amazing artists and gingerbread house-wreckers of the Wreck The Halls® exhibition, as well as the wonderful merchants of the Krampus Bazaar! And much much thanks to the naughty crafting of the Krampus Recrafting Antidecoration Party (KRAP) for the awesomely disturbing “holiday” crafts that decorated the venue!
A hearty bow goes to the hilarious and talented performers of the Christmahanakwanza Variety Show Spectacular… Satori Circus, Lushes Lamoan, Sofia Syntaxx, Bootsie La Fontaine, Scott Dambacher and Konrad Lee, Lounge singer Extraordinaire! And a hearty howl into the air goes to the big man himself, Krampus, conjured to life by the insanely talented Luke MacGilvray!
Also a naughty salute to Noir Leather for the use of their throne for Krampus!
And most of all….THANK YOU who attended and made this all one fantastic night of fun and naughtiness! We look forward to doing this again next year. And once more, join our newsletter or group (links above) to be notified!
(Photo above by Ed Ballotts)