Beaux Arts Ball 2022
You are invited to a special Spring edition of the Quincy Art Center’s 91st Annual Beaux Arts Ball on Saturday, March 26, 2022, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Oakley Lindsay Center. The Ball will be a celebration of nine local teens who have been volunteering and fundraising for the Art Center.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and there will be a cash bar. The awards ceremony to honor the participating teens for their hard work begins at 7 p.m. Following the ceremony, there will be dancing, a photo booth, and more. Ryan Mumma, host and producer of WGEM SportsCenter, is the emcee for the event.
Tickets are $20 per person or $100 for a table of eight in advance. Tickets will be sold at the door for $25. The senior and junior students are fundraising for the Art Center through ticket sales and donations. The student who raises the most money will be named Philanthropic Champion of the Year and receive a $500 educational scholarship. The student who volunteers the most hours will be named Volunteer Champion of the Year and receive a $500 educational scholarship. The teens participating this year are: Raea Rockwell, senior; Luke Dotson; junior; Saya Geisendorfer, junior; Evie Schuetz, junior; Evan Rockwell, sophomore; Amber Carmean, freshman; Charly Nicholson, freshman; Isaac Schuetz, freshman; and Alex Strong, freshman.
Funding from the Beaux Arts Ball helps the Art Center continue its mission to provide opportunities for growth and appreciation of the visual fine arts through exhibitions and programs in our community. This year, in addition to fundraising, the participants had the opportunity to attend four professional development workshops taught by area professionals. They also took part in an art workshop, and lead an art class for students in grades K-3 at The Art Center.
The Beaux Arts Ball began in 1930. Over the years, the people and places have changed numerous times, but the main focus of the Beaux Arts Ball has always been to support the arts in the community through the Art Center.
Junior Luke Dotson had this to say about his experience with the Beaux Arts program: “The Art Center has helped me find my various art-related talents through different medias. It showed me what I’m capable of, not just in art, but also in helping the community. The Art Center has made me learn what my strengths and weaknesses are and understand what I’m capable of. However, The Art Center has not just impacted in art. Through the Beaux Arts Ball, I’ve learned to understand the necessity for volunteerism and need for more people expressing their emotions through beautiful works of art.”
Freshman Charly Nicholson is part of the program because she wants to give back to the Art Center. “The reason I love to volunteer at the Art Center is because art has always been a part of me. When I was younger, I had taken art classes here and loved every minute of it. Volunteering here has made me want to give back to the Art Center for what they have given me over the years. They gave me the opportunity to express myself and find a love for art. I want to give that experience to someone else. By helping with fundraisers, as well as being a part of classes to bring people together is something I want to do to make a difference in this community. I want to show others the true love of art.”
Tickets can be purchased at the Art Center, 1515 Jersey St., between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday; on quincyartcenter.org or from a Junior or Senior Beaux Arts participant. Major sponsors for the ball include Argabright Electric, Blessing Health System, Calftown Cafe, McNay Truck Line, Popp’N on Maine, Quincy Medical Group, Quincy Recycle, Refreshment Services Pepsi, and TI-TRUST.