Press release from Asheville Area Arts Council:
The Asheville Area Arts Council is thrilled to celebrate the 15th Color Ball. This year’s Ruby Ball will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the AAAC on September 21, 2019. Over 600 patrons of the arts will don festive attire in ruby jewel tones as they amble from one party to the next in what is sure to be deemed Asheville’s most bacchanal buffet of the season.
The Ruby Ball will take place in four different venues in both the South Slope and River Arts District in tradition with the Color Ball’s history of simultaneous soirees. Each location will be jeweled in a unique theme, lavish decorations and local entertainment.
The VIP Party 5:00 – 7:00pm | AAAC Refinery Creator Space
The South Slope – 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
The ball begins at the Asheville Area Arts Council’s The Refinery Creator Space at a party exclusive to those who love to spoil and splurge. This avant-garde affair will feature a few of Asheville’s most eclectic artists and a deliciously eccentric vibe.
RB Squared 7:00 – 9:30 pm | Eco Depot Marketplace
River Arts District – 408 Depot St #100, Asheville, NC 28801
Shelley Schenker of Eco Depot Marketplace makes her Color Ball host debut with RB Squared – a Soul and R&B themed event with swagger in the historic Glen Rock Hotel building.
The Cotton Club 7:30 – 9:30 pm | Asheville Cotton Mill Studios
River Arts District – 122 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801
Debut host Asheville Cotton Mill Studios (Jannette Montenego) partners with seasoned Color Ball hosts, District Wine Bar (Lauri Nichols) and Smoky Park Supper Club (Kristie Quinn), to create this dark and sultry soiree which will transport you to The Cotton Club with a Cuban Cabaret twist.
The Final Ball 9:30 pm – midnight | The Funkatorium
The South Slope – 147 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
As the River Arts parties wrap, the main ball will just be getting started. Attendees of all the pre-parties convene into one final bash in the Funkatorium’s new event space. Guests will be transformed into a world of living art.
The evening will be peppered with performances that are as unique as the arts community we live in. Live music and performance artists will abound at all venues.
Three Tiers for Tickets: Arts Access for All
$175 TICKET: All Access VIP ticket to all four parties includes mounds of morsels and wrist band with an open bar at all events. Also includes dedicated shuttle transportation from VIP event to the other venues.
$100 TICKET: Provides access to both River Arts parties – The Cotton Club and Eco Depot – and the main event at Funkatorium, plus suppertime snacks. Includes three drink tickets to be used at venues of choice.
$35 TICKET: Provides access to main event at the Funkatorium with ample late night snacks. Able to purchase drink tickets with cash or card for use at the bar.
Tickets can be purchased now at: https://ashevillearts.com/RubyBall