Cosmic Bash 2019
Team ATOMIC joined forces with the team at the North Museum to transform the Spooky Nook Sports Complex into the Amazon Rainforest for their yearly Cosmic Bash fundraiser. The fundraiser celebrates STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education by raising funds for the North Museum to support their mission of providing knowledge of nature and science by inspiration. Tom McPhillips and Brie Rogers conceptualized a design that incorporated many existing Rental Solutions products as well as custom rainforest-themed elements.
To compliment the event’s jungle theme, the ATOMIC Set Construction team installed a unique environment, complete with scenic trees, backdrops and interactive elements. Standing in the center of the room was a large rainforest tree supported by a central truss structure that was draped with soft goods and finished with LED “vines.” Adding to the rainforest theme, SuperColumns were placed around the space that were integrated with naturally bent PVC pipes and fabric to give the illusion of trees. Our Rental Solutions got the spotlight around the perimeter of the room, where our design team utilized our existing Burrito soft goods to add more texture to the space, along with SuperZipper Laser panels and Confetti drapes placed to look like trees with added rope light “vines.” Rain curtains added pizzaz behind the main stage and completed the look.
In the silent and live auction space, our design team chose to add our ground supported modular systems Mantis FastWall and Lola SuperColumn to complete the organic look. xPRESS made a huge impact in this space at the event, where the North Museum team worked with team ATOMIC to curate images from past fundraisers, groups, programs and previous Cosmic Bash events. Each guest could walk up to this interactive unit and press on the stretch fabric to enlarge the content on the fabric screens.
In the end, the event was a great success, successfully raising funds for STEM education while also creating an impactful night for guests. Many thanks to our client, partners and friends: The North Museum, Lighting Designer Nichole Perini, Stray, PA Audio and Sound and Triode.