Held in conjunction with the special exhibitions Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum and Elizabeth Turk: Wings, it promises to be a festive night of food, fun, and characters right out of the 16th century. As always, costumes are encouraged (but not required), so break out your fanciest garb!
The DAI has partnered with the Ohio Renaissance Festival for the Ball, and more than a dozen performers from the festival, including the Queen and her court, wandering minstrels, and musicians, will take part in the festivities from 7-9 p.m. From 9-11 p.m., Liftoff Entertainment will provide great music for dancing and a photo booth to capture all the evening’s merriment!
Elite Catering has another fantastic special menu planned, featuring mini meatloaf cupcakes, turkey puff pastries, mini Tuscan chicken pot pies, smoked white cheddar risotto, grilled vegetables, mini apple cobblers, pecan tarts, pumpkin mousse and more. Great drinks are also part of the mix and The DAI’s resident mixologists will serve up themed cocktails, as well as special offerings of craft beer and mead and samples of the new Budweiser Project 12 beers,
The Renaissance Ball will include a raffle, featuring many great prizes, including a Budweiser fire pit donated by Heidelberg Distributing. The highlight of the raffle will be two jewelry items from the John Hardy Naga collection, donated by James Free Jewelers, a gold and silver bracelet values at $595, and a gold and silver round drop pendant on chain necklace, valued at $995. Tickets for the raffle will be sold during the Renaissance Ball.
All of The DAI’s Prime Time Parties feature a connection to art on display at the museum. As part of the Renaissance Ball, the special exhibitions Object of Devotion and Elizabeth Turk: Wings will be open to party guests during the party.
The Prime Time Party Rental Series Renaissance Ball takes place on Friday, November 15, 7 – 11 p.m. at The Dayton Art Institute. Advance tickets are $35 for museum members, $40 for non-members. Tickets purchased at the door are $40 members, $45 non-members. Prime Time Party Rental Series tickets include all food and entertainment for the evening. A cash bar is available with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.daytonartinstitute.org/primetime, by calling 937-223-4ART (4278) or in person at the museum’s Guest Services Desk during regular hours.