Hello Monaco magazine Winter 2018 - issue HM02 - Page 122

Partner Event International Committee of Action T On this photo from left: Sandrine Garbagnati-Knoell, Franco Ziviani (Audemars Piguet), Rita Rovelli Caltagirone he «Art Ball» which took place on the October 6, 2017, during Frieze Lon- don – the famous art fair featuring the world’s leading galleries and attracting the most powerful art dealers together with the world of finance - became an unmissable London event! This charity gala, one-of-a- kind event, arises from the idea of Sandrine Knoell-Garbagnati, founder of the Monaco based event agency Five Stars Events. This unique project was realized and elabo- rated with Rita Rovelli Caltagirone – found- ing collector of «m u s e – Cultural Consult- ing Monaco» and president of the cultural association Monaco Project for the Arts. The «Art Ball» is the fusion of two different worlds: Art and Art of the Ball. The event at- tracted prestigious collectors from around the world and brought together gal- lery owners and contemporary art enthusiasts. A glamor- ous ball par excellence, the «Art Ball» was also a wonderful showcase for t he Principa l- ity of Monaco, thus strengthening the cul- tural, social and eco- nomic links between Monaco and London. Guests of the first edi- tion of the «Art Ball» gath- ered at the Dorchester Hotel, one of Lon- don’s most iconic hotels. Ideally located between the upscale Mayfair district and the legendary Hyde Park, the Dorchester Hotel was the perfect setting for this gala evening. The «Art Ball» celebrated Art, with Frieze London as a backdrop. During this evening, an elegant dinner was proposed followed by an auction organized by Sotheby’s in favor of the Princess Charlene Foundation of Mo- naco which raised more than 50 000 €. Later guests were invited on the dance floor by Andrea T Mendoza, famous DJ of the Billionaire. The Art Ball is chaired by Sandrine Knoell Garbagnati and Rita Rovelli Caltagirone and co-chaired by a committee of patrons: Tiqui Atencio Demirdjian, Lady Monika Bacardi of Bayfield Hall, Inna Maier, Jes- sica Bunford, Safia El Malqui, Marie-Louise Lynch and Paula Traboulsi. This event was made possible thanks to the great support of the main sponsors: the watch brand Audemars Piguet represented by Arije and MetaEnergia Energie et Gaz, the philanthropist Lady Monika Bacardi from Bayfield Hall and «Muse - Cultural Consulting Monaco» as well as Hello Mo- naco, media partner, that contributed to the promotion of the Art Ball event. Next Art Ball London will be at the Dorchester on October 5th 2018. Booking and press contact: Five Stars Events • T: + 377 97 70 78 75 • Email: events@5starsevents.com 120 / Hello Monaco – Winter 2018