Date(s) - 01/20/2018
The Art Studio, Inc
TASI Bacchanal Beaux Arts Ball set for Jan. 20
The Art Studio, Inc. will host “Bacchanal,” a costume-themed dance party and fundraiser, Jan. 20, to raise funds to repair Hurricane Harvey damage.
Each year, the Beaux Arts Ball is organized as The Studio’s largest and most important fundraiser and is always designed with a specific theme in mind.
“To say Hurricane Harvey had a damaging effect on the community would be an understatement, but it certainly left many people and organizations impacted, and we want to do something to lift everyone’s spirits after the new year and address our own damages at The Studio,” Bacchanal event coordinator Olivia Busceme said.
Bacchanal is taken from Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, which loosened the chains of social restraints in ancient times and is meant to do the same for this event.
The Studio chose the irreverent theme as an excuse to have fun while supporting the organization.
“The ball each year has the mission of raising funds to support The Studio’s art education programs and encourage membership, and celebrate the year’s accomplishments of tenants and local artists,” John Roberts, event co-chair said. “While The Studio has struggled getting past the storm, we want everyone in the community to know we’re coming back better than ever.”
Costume-themed parties are one of The Studio’s specialties and Bacchanal promises to continue the tradition, Busceme said.
“The event, with all who attend in costume, like it always is, will be an exhibition in itself,” she said. “There is going to be music, dancing and a drag show. It’s going to be one of the best art events of the year — there will be nothing else like it.”
In addition to all the activities, music and shows, there will be a cash bar, heavy hors d’oevres and sweets with a distinct Mediterranean flavor and appeal.
Tickets are $50 a person through Jan. 19 online and at The Studio, and are $60 at the door the day of the event.
Click the tickets link to purchase with a credit or debit card on The Studio homepage at www.artstudio.org. Tickets are also available 1-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays at The Studio, 720 Franklin in downtown Beaumont.
For more information, call 409-838-5393, visit www.artstudio.org. or see the event Facebook page.