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SAVE THE DATE! JUNE 14

Art Ball 2014The most elegant night of the year is almost here! Mark your calendars and reserve your place for Art Ball, presented by PNC, on Saturday, June 14!

Art Ball Chairs Tamera Geesling and Thomas Roehrig selected Seth Velsey’s Art Deco-themed sculpture Flight as the centerpiece for the elegant evening.

“We have always considered the building to be a work of art in itself, so as we started looking at pieces for Art Ball, we were hoping to find a piece that was created in the same era and with a Dayton connection,” said Tom.  “Something to complement the building’s beauty and give a nod to its rich history.”

Flight was a natural fit,” shared Tamera.  "Standing over six-and-a-half feet tall, the plaster and aluminum leaf model was a proposed commission for Wright Field in Dayton and the artist served as an instructor at the School of The Dayton Art Institute.  When we first saw the piece in storage, we knew immediately that we wanted to share her with the entire community.  Bold, yet elegant, the piece is the perfect inspiration for Art Ball.  We look forward to taking a Flight of Fancy with everyone on June 14!”

Art Ball begins at 7:00 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by an elegant seated dinner in the museum galleries. Following dinner, guests will enjoy live music, dancing, open bars, specialty martinis, cigars, liqueurs, and much more. 

Photo Gallery: Were you spotted at the 2013 Art Ball?

Photo Gallery: Art Ball through the years, 1957 - 1981

VIP COCKTAIL RECEPTION
An expanded VIP Cocktail Reception returns this year, offering early entry to the event for a private reception with high-end wines and hors d’oeuvres.  In addition, VIP lounge guests will be treated to an exclusive art viewing, featuring rare Tiffany glass artwork. Space is limited for the VIP Cocktail Reception – make your reservations early!

GRAND DRAW RAFFLE
Art Ball is a major fundraising event for the museum, and a key to that effort is the Grand Draw Raffle.  Only 600 tickets will be sold for $100 each, with the chance to win one of 100 fabulous prize packages, which include high-end jewelry, travel, dining, entertainment, and much more.  Even if you aren’t able to attend Art Ball, you can still take part in the Grand Draw Raffle – winners need not be present to win.

Purchase Grand Draw Raffle tickets online

Click here for official contest rules

ART BALL RESERVATIONS
Advance reservations are required for Art Ball - last year's event sold out! Tickets start at $275 each; VIP upgrade is an additional $50 per person. Don’t miss the area’s premier black-tie gala!

Purchase Patron Tickets
$275/person, includes valet parking

Purchase Grand Patron Tickets
$350/person, includes valet parking, recognition in the Art Ball Program and commemorative photograph

Purchase Champion Tickets
$450/person, includes one VIP Reception ticket, valet parking, recognition in the Art Ball Program and commemorative photograph

For more information, to make reservations by phone, to make arrangements for parties larger than 10, or to inquire about a Corporate Leadership Table, contact Elaine Gounaris, at  937-512-0153.

Art Ball Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

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Benefactor Sponsor of the Shaw Gothic Cloister
The Cornell/Nicholson Team at UBS Financial Services

Benefactor Sponsor of the VIP Lounge
Heidelberg Distributing Company

Benefactor Sponsor of The Moonlight Lounge
Dayton Superior Corporation

Patron Sponsors
Bonbright Distributors
Furst Florist and Greenhouses
James Free Jewelers - The Official Jeweler of The Dayton Art Institute
Oregon Printing
Pickrel, Schaeffer & Ebeling Co. LPA
Prime Time Party Rental

Supporting Sponsors
Burke Orthodontics
Cirrus Consulting
The Dayton Racquet Club
Lexus of Dayton
LWC, Inc.

Additional Support from:
Arrow Wine & Spirits
Enterprise Roofing

Image: Seth M. Velsey (American, 1903-1967), Flight (Proposed Model for Wright Field Museum), n.d., Plaster with aluminum leaf, Height: 78 inches (198.1 cm), Gift of the artist, 1900.111
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REGULAR MUSEUM HOURS
MONDAY Closed
TUESDAY 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
WEDNESDAY 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
THURSDAY 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
FRIDAY 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
SATURDAY 10 a.m. - 5 p.m
SUNDAY Noon - 5 p.m.