5 Reasons You Should Attend the Makers Ball

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Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design’s Makers Ball is fast approaching and if you don’t have your tickets, you’re going to want to purchase some before it’s too late. Why? We teamed up with Craft Alliance to bring you five reasons why you should attend the Makers Ball.


1/ Experience Live Artist Demos
Watch as some of St. Louis’ most celebrated artists craft their unique work right in front of you. Artists will hand-pull clay vessels on the potter’s wheel, and wield fiery torches to craft unique glass beads throughout the evening.


2/ Live and Silent Auctions
Bid on crafts as well as unique experiences in the live and silent auction. Whether your tastes run towards ceramics, hand-blown glass or the fiber arts, the Makers Ball Auctions represent the best that St. Louis makers have to offer. With proceeds from the work going directly to funding Craft Alliance programs, you can jump-start or fill out your collection while supporting and sustaining arts programming right here in your community.


3/ Support Community Arts Programming
Proceeds from Makers Ball go to support regional programming, including Craft Alliance’s nationally recognized Artist-in-Residence Program and Crafting-A-Future, a teen mentoring program that gives St. Louis-area high school students the invaluable chance to work in the Craft Alliance studios under the direct mentorship of local artists and Craft Alliance Artists-in-Residence.


4/ Meet the Makers
Many nationally recognized, local artists—including Craft Alliance’s Artists-in-Residence—will be mingling at the Makers Ball, which makes it the perfect opportunity to get the inside scoop on their studio practice, learn what’s hot and have an intimate discussion with the people behind the jewelry, ceramics and other artworks that you adore. This party is the perfect setting for introductions, as many of the artists in attendance also teach at Craft Alliance. Get to know them over cocktails and then sign up for their class.


5/ The Perfect Night Out
If you are looking for a glamorous night out and the social event of the season, look no further. At Craft Alliance’s Makers Ball enjoy a delicious dinner, classic drinks and a fantastic night out with friends, family and best dressed luminaries of the St. Louis art world.

Don’t have your tickets yet? Purchase today.

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