You’re invited to the 3rd annual Columbus Arts Ball on August 17, 2013. The event will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio and will include a dance party, live art and more.
You can conveniently purchase tickets online now at: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e7ceijez6b776c12&oseq=&c=&ch=.
Find group ticket information at http://columbusartsball.com/tickets/.
Now that you’ve bought your tickets to the hottest event of the summer, what outfit should you wear? A common misconception many people have involves the dress code. This masquerade event is NOT black tie attire. However, we ask that you refrain from wearing casual clothes, such as a plain t-shirt or summer shorts. The Columbus Arts Ball is a semi-formal event, therefore cocktail attire is the most appropriate clothing to wear. For this year’s masquerade dance party the colors are black, white, navy and silver. Your outfit may incorporate any or all of these colors.
To clarify, cocktail attire for men includes many options, such as wearing a suit and tie, dress jacket or no jacket.
Women can dress to impress! Cocktail attire for women typically means a short, elegant dress. Please steer clear of nightclub dresses. Many former guests have stated that the “little black dress” is the ultimate cocktail attire for a woman. You can always glam up your outfit with accessories and help showcase the colorful mask you picked out to wear for the evening.
Another exciting element to this party is the mask. Your mask can be as colorful as you want. Stay tuned for a future blog that will go into details to help you design your own beautifully unique mask.
One last note; keep in mind this event will be held outdoors at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in mid August, thus the hot temperature should be a factor when choosing your attire.
Fun Fact: Do you know who named the style of semi formal attire?
Christian Dior, the famous fashion designer was the first to use the term “cocktail dress” to refer to early evening wear, in the late 1940s.