An annual ball has been an Asheville Area Arts Council tradition since 1952! The colors began in 2003 under the creative guidance of local party expert Rick Ramsey. Last year’s party was the fabulous Tangerine Ball, with three local venues hosting glittering preparties.
The French Broad Chocolate Factory, with hosts Dan and Jael Rattigan, was a tasty speakeasy with Dr Sketchy’s burlesque and truffles with Troy & Son’s moonshine.
5 Walnut, with hosts Kristie Quinn and Laila Boggs, was a fashion event in the street with local designers.
The Hotel Indigo, with hostess Jess McCuan, held the Beautiful and Damned party.
The finale at the Orange Peel featured great local swing, jazz, dj’s and more. Locally designed and and crafted moonshine cocktails were enjoyed throughout the event.
To better improve an already great party we are thinking ahead this year. Please enjoy this video from last years Tangerine Ball and take a moment to fill out our Color Ball 2013 Survey below.