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Art Ball

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Art Ball 2014Thank you to everyone who attended the sold-out 2014 Art Ball, presented by PNC, which took place on Saturday, June 14! Be sure to mark your calendars for the 2105 Art Ball, to be held Saturday, June 13.

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 Galleries & Features

Dayton Daily News Photo Gallery #1: Art Ball 2014

Dayton Daily News Photo Gallery #2: Behind the scenes at Art Ball

Dayton Daily News Feature: Behind the scenes as museum prepares for Art Ball

Dayton Daily News Feature: Dayton icon turns 99, honored at Art Ball

The 2014 Art Ball Chairs, Tamera Geesling and Thomas Roehrig, selected Seth Velsey’s Art Deco-themed sculpture Flight as the centerpiece for this year's 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.”

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

VIP COCKTAIL RECEPTION
An expanded VIP Cocktail Reception offers 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. Space is limited for the VIP Cocktail Reception.

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 are 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. Ticket holders need not be present at Art Ball to win.

Read more about the Grand Draw Raffle

Click here for official contest rules

2014 Art Ball Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

PNC logo

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
Reynolds and Reynolds

Supporting Sponsors
Burke Orthodontics
Cirrus Consulting
The Dayton Racquet Club
Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway
Lexus of Dayton
LWC Incorporated

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.
   
SPECIAL GALLERY HOURS
DURING OKTOBERFEST
SEPT. 25 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SEPT. 26 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SEPT. 27 Noon - 6 p.m.
SEPT. 28 Noon - 6 p.m.
Leo Bistro will be closed Sept. 26
through Oct. 6.