Great size (# of attendees). great for conversation. a nice mix of people and and overall feel of the event was intimate/friendly.
Free alcohol was nice. this is just my impression, but, it felt like the event seemed more helpful for people who were interested in networking in art careers than to actually converse about the broader topic. it feels strangely pretentious to go and just mix and mingle.
here's some actual feedback, take it or leave it: have voluntary introductions in the beginning. there might be some really interesting people in the crowd who come at the topic from a different perspective.
The artists & curator were all good speakers, but the space was a bit awkward for such a big crowd.