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OddBall: Masked

OddBall: Masked
Sat, Sep 8, 2018

 Example of CV Dazzle inspired mask - Source: Pinterest

Example of CV Dazzle inspired mask - Source: Pinterest

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UICA Members: $178.28
Public: $197.28
*Ticket includes: Admission, dinner, hosted beer and wine, entertainment, and self-parking in Downtown GR parking ramps.

A contemporary twist on the classic masquerade ball, join UICA for OddBall: Masked.
Dress in, a mask, identity concealing makeup, or Trompe-L'oeil inspired costume or couture and enjoy a cocktail hour and seated dinner featuring fine food and drink. The highly anticipated annual gala welcomes art enthusiasts, emerging and established creatives, and visionary industry supporters for a night of immersive entertainment.

This year, the revelatory event marks the official opening of UICA's exhibition series, Coming Home, featuring works by Emily Najera, Pat Perry, Jason Quigno, and Zachary Trebellas and is the city’s premier contemporary arts fundraiser. Event proceeds support UICA’s exhibitions, films, and programming year-round.                      

DJ at previous event

Schedule of Events

6:00 pm     
Drinks, hors d’oeuvres

7:30 pm     
Seated dinner and live entertainment

8:30 pm     
Celebratory remarks and award presentation

9:00 pm     
Live entertainment

10:00 pm   
Evening concludes

Image source: Pinterest -Costume idea. Man wearing goggles.

What to Wear

Find outfit inspiration on our Pinterest board. From surveillance-concealing makeup to modern camouflage and costume, anything goes at this year's OddBall event. 

A Special Honor

Eddie Tadlock

The 2018 Arts Advocate Award will be presented to Eddie Tadlock, Assistant GM at DeVos Place Convention Center.

The Arts Advocate Award recognizes someone whose actions advance the arts as an essential part of life and what make a community thrive.


Host Committee

Visionary Sponsor
Conduit Studio

Applause Catering and Events
Carbon Stories

A Growing Frenzy
Smitten Booth

Matt Anderson
Anna Baeten
David Castro
Ruby Chaise
Taylor Hammond
Lynette Kruk  
Jeffrey Augustine Songco
Matt Sova     

Get Involved

UICA is currently seeking volunteer support during OddBall: Masked. Sign up to join us at the event. No experience necessary. Training provided.

Guests exploring the galleries

*Ticket quantities are limited. For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kristen Taylor or 616.454.7000 x17. A portion of each ticket purchase is a gift to UICA of KCAD of FSU. You will receive acknowledgement of your gift from The Ferris Foundation.

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations should contact Megan Bylsma, Associate Director, at 616.454.7000 x11 or at least 72 hours in advance.