The Art Students League's famous Dream Ball, a tradition that dates to the mid-20th Century, is back!
A magical evening of art, entertainment, cocktails, and masquerade in the historic Vanderbilt Gallery of the Art Students League of New York, the Dream Ball is this spring’s must-attend event.
The most creative outfit will be awarded a Dream Ball Costume Prize!
Early bird tickets start at $75 [$50 for League members & current students]
History of the Dream Ball:
The Dream Ball was started in the 1920’s as a fundraiser for the League’s scholarship funds.
The original Dream Balls were held in the Grand Ballrooms of the Waldorf Astoria and Plaza Hotel through the mid 20th-Century. Beloved for its eccentric handmade costumes, at the Dream Ball high-society met the radical artists of the Art Students League in a bacchanal inspired by an annual theme, from the gods and goddesses of the Greek Pantheon, to a celebration of The World’s Most Famous Sinners.
Each year, a Queen of the Ball was presented to the partygoers on a float. Former Ball Queens included Deborah Kerr and Anita Eckberg.
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