And just like that, it's that magic time of year again - the downtown social event of the season, The Tribeca Ball, is upon us. The fanciest open house around, the evening features floors upon floors of festivities, as attendees like Mary-Kate Olsen, Naomi Watts, Brooke Shields, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Donna Karan and more weave their way in and out of studio spaces displaying the remarkable works of the New York Academy of Art's students. With their projects and pieces sold off to the haute crowd, proceeds from the evening go to support scholarships for the school's talented artists and public programs.

Busy April 9th? Couldn't snag an invite? No worries, you can still totally swipe that amazing painting right out from under Naomi Watts. Paddle8 is hosting a preview auction of the works set to be on display! And as always, there's some pretty cool shit. 

Click through for an edit of some of our favorites!