On Friday, Brightest Young Things and the Embassy of Spain joined forces to put on a fabulous party, bringing new life to a previously-abandoned (though totally beautiful) building. This event, YES!, marked the opening of the new SPAIN Arts & Culture program which produces a variety of programs highlighting Spanish culture and will be using the former Ambassador’s residence as an event space in DC. Events coming up on the calendar include Euronight 2011, an exhibition of the work of young Spanish architects, and a film series examining cinema from shortly after the end of the Franco regime.
The space was perfect for the event, which made use of several rooms in the residence as well as a lovely outdoor area. While located right on 16th Street, it felt like a secluded garden, washed in colorful lights and the music of a variety of DJs in different rooms. The crowd was a mix of fancy diplomatic types and younger kids there to party – all of whom seemed to commingle well.