Next Occurring: October 31, 2015
The Onyx Ball will feature a special performance by local band Zansa! The music of Zansa, a Nouchi slang word from Ivory Coast meaning “combination” or “blend,” is a synthesis of traditional and modern styles of West Africa. The Asheville, NC-based ensemble melds modern afropop with African folk music, African drumming, and the fiery dance-oriented Ivorian street music called Zouglou.
The Onyx Ball will also feature a performance by Lycaonfire. Lycaonfire is an Alchemist of mystical movement. He weaves dream dances with crystal spheres, levitating wands, and illusory manipulation hoops. His stories stem from old-world mythologies, taking form in the contemporary world through extensions of the creative body. From the Dark ~ sprung forth all of the Mysteries.
Live Art Auction:
The following Asheville area artists and businesses have contributed to our silent auction.
Call for Volunteers:
Seeking quality volunteers to dress in your finest onyx gowns or robes and indulge in one of the biggest nights of the year for the Asheville Area Arts Council! We are requesting your presence for our annual fundraiser, the Color Ball and encourage you to find out about all the wonderful volunteer opportunities today. Fill out our volunteer application or email email@example.com to find out more!
Thank You to Our Sponsors:
Lewis L. Manes Foundation, Brown Family Foundation, EBJ Builders and Brown Properties, Street Fair
Proceeds from the Color Ball directly support the AAAC’s year-round programming, newly revitalized to enhance the capacity and impact of the local creative sector. The Asheville Area Arts Council is the collective voice for the arts, advancing Buncombe County by providing access to resources, developing innovative collaborations, and fostering creativity in the community. The Asheville Area Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution. Thank you for your support!
In 1895, George Vanderbilt opened his Biltmore Estate; this year marked the crowning moment on years of construction. The Estate fostered a community adorned with lovers of art, beauty, and culture. The 2014 Color Ball wass dedicated to the same elegance and energy of a golden age.
September 27, 2014 - September 28, 2015
The Emerald Ball was held at Pink Dog Creative, former home of the Asheville Area Arts Council as well as a variety of great art studios and restaurants were transformed into the Emerald City, the capital of OZ from L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of OZ.
October 5, 2013 - October 6, 2013
2012‘s color ball was a tribute to that unique era of Asheville’s history early in the 20th century when much of the allure and charm of our fair city was born. In honor of our great literary traditions, in honor of our ghosts, in honor of an opulent and abundant time, when the Asheville style was influenced by the creative, expressive, and just a bit…special.