In a game of word association, "art" would be more likely to precede "gallery" than it would "nightclub". If a Hong Kong location were required in continuing the theme, "Hollywood Road" would probably spring to mind faster than "SoHo". And, as far as surroundings go, "quiet environment" would, you'd think, be more preferable to "noisy party". Well, not any longer.
Having already scorched eyeballs in Paris, Barcelona and Ibiza, Street Art Fever is bringing its Party & Play Art shindigs to Hong Kong for the first time. And the nights will be bright.
On October 17, Drop nightclub, on Cochrane Street, will be transformed into a fluorescent world, complete with 3D artwork. Scenographer (someone who develops the appearance of a stage or other environment, apparently) and painter J.M. Robert and artist Acet will bodypaint a pair of dancers while the rest of the punters party the night away.
Two days later, patrons at Ice House Street's Club Fly will see Robert and Acet "construct and destruct a giant UV-light puzzle" before their very eyes - and get the chance to win their very own piece of the puzzle, which may or may not delight their taxi driver on the way home. Alternatively, clubbers might like to dabble in a bit of DIY and do their own UV body painting.
If you happen to be away that week, don't worry, there's more. On October 25 and 26, Lyndhurst Terrace's Club Nova will host an "art exhibition never seen before in Asia", "unique scenography" and a visual show featuring those painted dancing ladies.
For venue details and ticket information, visit the Street Art Fever website (www.streetartfever.com), where you can also get yourself something to wear for your big, bright night out: shoes, bags and other accessories from a range of artists.
Understatement is not an option!