Last night, the Bas Fisher Invitational celebrated five years of artistic innovation and its newest portfolio, "Wow We Have Come This Far," a tribute to past exhibits and a variety of works by 12 BFI alumni. The project is being sold to match a Knight Foundation grant and raise money for future BFI programming. There were cocktails, and cupcakes, and creatives all drinking in the latest collection - an homage of sorts to a place that embraces everything alternative and serves as an incubator for the anti-commercial.
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