VIEW MORE PHOTOS | Premiere Party for CHRIS Kids @ Mason Murer
The White After Memorial Day rule is in full effect, but gay Atlanta made it official on Saturday at Premiere Party, the annual CHRIS Kids benefit of white attire, a silent auction and flowing cocktails.
The event, often called a kick-off to summer, took place at Mason Murer Fine Art and packed the house as well as the coffers for CHRIS, a statewide program that includes the LGBT-specific TransitionZ Program that helps homeless teens and young adults move toward self-sufficiency.
Premiere Party historically raises tens of thousands of dollars with hundreds of attendees, who help the cause not only with their entry fee, but get even more for their donations with bids on items in a silent auction. They also got the beats of DJay McCracken behind the turntable this year and, of course, enjoyed looking fabulous in white.
The final tallies aren’t in yet, but the 2011 incarnation of Premiere Party attracted more than 500 people and raised more than $40,000—and counting, says Beth Keller, Director of Development for CHRIS Kids.
Was it as fabulous as last year’s event? See for yourself.
Photos by Sher Pruitt