Dream Ball 2024

8:00 pm
June 1, 2024
June 1, 2024
Art Students League of New York

The Art Students League of New York’s Dream Ball, a beloved century old tradition, returns! Join us for a night of fantasy you don't want to miss, featuring renowned artists, live music, and entertainment. This year's theme is Maximalist Fairytale. Those dressed to impress to will be eligible to win a fabulous prize for best costume!

This is a 21+ event. IDs will be checked at the door.


Maximalist Fairytale

What to Expect:

  • Open Bar
  • Costume Contest
  • Artist Activations
  • DJ Set
  • Live Performances
  • Immersive Rooms
  • Photobooth (by Digibooth)

Tickets are selling out fast!

General Admission is $100; League Students are $75; League Members are $50.

Host Committee packages are also available:

  • Fairy Queen's Sponsor Package, $5,000
    Includes 15 tickets, your name on the program, and a copy of the event poster. Sponsors receive their name or logo on promotional materials, step & repeat, a shout out on social media, and naming opportunities.
  • Syrin's Sponsor Package, $1,000
    Includes 5 tickets, your name on the program, and a copy of the event poster. Sponsors receive their name or logo on promotional materials, step & repeat, and a shout out on social media.
  • Host Committee Package, $250
    Includes 1 ticket, your name on the program, and a copy of the event poster. Supporter names will appear in promotional materials.


History of the Dream Ball:

Started in the 1920’s the Dream Ball was a fundraiser for the League’s scholarship funds. 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.

Last year, for the first time in almost 70 years, we relaunched the infamous Dream Ball with the theme Masquerade of Your Wildest Dreams. Students, members, nightlife enthusiasts, and revelers flocked to this historic institution to take part in a night of celebration. Guests came dressed in dazzling hand-made costumes and spent time enjoying the scenery of four unique immersive rooms.


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Step into the spotlight at the Dream Ball 2024 with the DigiBooths selfie experience! Elevate your evening with our state-of-the-art booth, from DigiBooths, a premier service offered by DigiGroup Entertainment. Make sure to check out their DJ services provided by Pittsburgh Digital DJs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

See below for frequently asked questions, or contact our clerks at 212-247-4510, ext. 6 or
Is there an age restriction for this event?

This event is 21+. Because we are serving alcohol, we will check the ID at the entrance. 

What is included in the ticket price?

Your ticket includes access to a 4-hour event with an open bar, music, dancing and chance to win a best costume prize. 

Is the ticket fee considered a donation?

We aim to keep ticket prices as low as possible so more people can access the event. The face value of the ticket covers only a fraction of the costs and is not tax deductible. Support us by making a tax deductible donation by going to Eventbrite and choosing “Donate” at the checkout.

What is the entrance policy?

We open doors at 8pm and the last entry call will be at 11 pm. The event will be over by 12am and everyone should leave the building no later than 12am. The last bar call will be at 11:40pm. To fully enjoy the Dream Ball, we recommended coming no later than 9pm. 

Can I reenter?

Yes, reentry is allowed if you have a stamp that confirms that you are eligible to enter.

Should I bring my ID?

Yes, ID will be checked upon entrance. This event is for people age 21+.

What is the theme of the event?

The 2024 Dream Ball theme is Maximalist Fairytale. 

Do I need to wear a costume to be admitted?

We encourage everyone to come in a costume.

Should I have a special registration to take part in the costume show? 

Every attendee that comes in costume will be considered for a prize. The costume parade will happen at approximately 9:30pm, at the end of which the best costume prize will be awarded by the Jury. 

Who will be attending the event? 

League artists, alumni, students, members as well as art patrons, art professionals, and people who love dancing and costumes. 

What does open bar mean? 

The venue will provide free drinks between 8pm and 11:40pm.

I’m out of town but want to support the event. Is there a way I can do that?

Please consider making general operations/unrestricted donation to help offset the event costs and support the mission.  On Eventbrite, choose “Donate” at the checkout.

Dream Ball 2024

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