Nude Nite: 2015 photos of extreme dreams

Drop your inhibitions and embrace your dreams

click to enlarge In a tip-of-the-hat and a slight jab to Kim Kardashian 's much maligned bare bum shot for Paper Magazine, artist Mel Fiorentino exhibits her  painting talent. - Chip Weiner
Chip Weiner
In a tip-of-the-hat and a slight jab to Kim Kardashian 's much maligned bare bum shot for Paper Magazine, artist Mel Fiorentino exhibits her painting talent.


Nude Nite Director Kelly Stevens explains that the theme for this years event is "Extreme Dreams." It is meant to be a fantasy experience where those in attendance visualize fantasies and challenge some of their own inhibitions by participating in interactive exhibits. Stevens has shifted her staff from just being models to being active performers, creating an atmosphere in which attendees participate in more exhibits than in previous years. Stevens is attempting to move away from simple observation and more into performing and participation.She believes it is an art experience you will dream about for nights to come.

click to enlarge Bob Miles of Tampa poses with the performers in the Doll House exhibit. The models, many of whom dressed in cirque style looks, offer an interactive experience for those at the show. - Chip Weiner
Chip Weiner
Bob Miles of Tampa poses with the performers in the Doll House exhibit. The models, many of whom dressed in cirque style looks, offer an interactive experience for those at the show.
According to their website, Nude Nite has been the largest nude art show in North America since 1996. Art genres represented range from sculpture, mixed media, metal, oil, acrylic, watercolor, digital, photography, glass, woodcraft, found object and film — contemporary to traditional, abstract interpretations to literal. Nude Nite is a juried exhibit.

click to enlarge In the exhibit  "Shredding Garments" art show-goers are invited to cut out their inhibitions (printed on the  garment) 1 inch at a time, eventually revealing the body of the performer. According to Nude Nite director Kelly Stevens, getting people involved and asking them to face their fears adds to the interactive experience. - Chip Weiner
Chip Weiner
In the exhibit "Shredding Garments" art show-goers are invited to cut out their inhibitions (printed on the garment) 1 inch at a time, eventually revealing the body of the performer. According to Nude Nite director Kelly Stevens, getting people involved and asking them to face their fears adds to the interactive experience.
click to enlarge In the Leopard experience participants are invited to  rub the Leopard fur on the wall while listening to the sounds coming out of three sets of headphones. You can see the typical reaction from the couple in this photo. - Chip Weiner
Chip Weiner
In the Leopard experience participants are invited to rub the Leopard fur on the wall while listening to the sounds coming out of three sets of headphones. You can see the typical reaction from the couple in this photo.
click to enlarge Burlesque returns to Nude Nite following the theme of extreme dreams. Angelique Deville shows her saucy and sassy talent. - Chip Weiner
Chip Weiner
Burlesque returns to Nude Nite following the theme of extreme dreams. Angelique Deville shows her saucy and sassy talent.
click to enlarge Creative Loafing Lust List award winner Ms Aly shows her award-winning style in a pole dance at Nude Nite 2015. - Chip Weiner
Chip Weiner
Creative Loafing Lust List award winner Ms Aly shows her award-winning style in a pole dance at Nude Nite 2015.
click to enlarge Artist Nix poses in front of some of his creations in his exhibit. He is a perennial favorite at Nude Nite. - Chip Weiner
Chip Weiner
Artist Nix poses in front of some of his creations in his exhibit. He is a perennial favorite at Nude Nite.
click to enlarge Umm...whaat the fuu...Oh! - Chip Weiner
Chip Weiner
Umm...whaat the fuu...Oh!
click to enlarge Part of the fantasy included stilt walking artists. This one dressed as a chandelier. - Chip Weiner
Chip Weiner
Part of the fantasy included stilt walking artists. This one dressed as a chandelier.
This year's three-night exhibit returns to an old broom factory which has been transformed into a pop-up art gallery with a modern industrial sort of feel. The backbeat music fills the space and adds to the mystical feel. It ran through Saturday night in Ybor City at 3606 E. 4th Ave. Warehouse, Tampa, FL 33605.


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