Beaux Arts Ball

Salt Lake Design Week 2014 culminates in the long awaited Beaux Arts Ball. This event will leave guests talking, and everyone else wishing they had been there. A team from AIA Utah’s Young Architects Forum, AIGA, Rend3r, and cityhomeCOLLECTIVE are working to design and execute this one of a kind event.

Hosted in the historic and storied Ladies Literary Club, guests will find themselves immersed in an evolving, and unexpected experience. Installations of choreographed lighting and engaging architectural elements will serve as backdrop for live performance and costumed muses.

Free valet parking for guests.

Eats and Drinks
All food and beverages are complimentary with your ticket purchase.

Chef Brooke Woffinden of Urban Pioneer will indulge palates with a custom crafted menu of local, seasonal ingredients.

Master mixologists Jacob Hall of Bar X and Scott Gardner of Naked Fish will be personally crafting cocktails using premium spirits including Beehive Distilling Jack Rabbit Gin. They will also be delighting drinkers with wine and hand picked selections from Epic Brewery.

As if this historic space, incredible food and liberal libations weren’t enough, the evening will unfold with performances by Salt Lake’s finest and most eclectic artists.

Stunning and Engaging Host – Bianca Pearman-Brooks

DJ – Concise Kilgore
Concert Pianist – Koji Attwood
Neo-Doo-Wop-Folk Trio – Bullets and Belles
Ukulele Playing, Folk Songstress – Selja Sini
Rock Cellist – Klaus
Utah Opera Sopranist – Rachel Sigman
Salt Lake’s Reigning Drag Troupe – The Bad Kids
Modern Ballet Dancers – The Penguin Lady Dance Collective
Aerialist – Holly Jarvis

Themed “Muse”, the event asks you to consider – What is your muse? What sparks your creativity? In this spirit, costumes are invited and your creativity may be rewarded with access to the VIP lounge. Need a little wardrobe inspiration? Visit the SL Design Week BAB Pinterest Board as well as NYC’s Beaux Arts Ball imagesfrom last year.

Not interested in dressing in costume? Come as you are and soak in the spirit and artistry of the evening.

Perched above the spectacle, VIP guests will be surrounded by the century old library collection of the Lady’s Literary Club with a balcony view of the scene below. VIP guests will be treated to exclusive performances, dedicated bar service and special culinary delights.

A Brief History of the Beaux Arts Ball.
Traditionally given by the architecture students of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, the ball is a hymn to beauty, a living explosion of the senses and a night of communal revelry for design in all forms. The first ball asked for “creativity and imagination beyond the scope of tamed human minds.” Such wild and debaucherous activity opened doors for future generations to explore creative costuming, elaborate installations, and evocative themes celebrating design in all forms. This themed costume party continues today as an homage to architectural history through a contemporary lens.

And a Bit About the Utah Heritage Foundation.
Established in 1966, Utah Heritage Foundation was the first statewide historic preservation organization in the western United States. Utah Heritage Foundation’s mission is to preserve, protect, and promote Utah’s historic built environment through public awareness, advocacy, and active preservation. Utah Heritage Foundation was chosen as stewards of the Ladies Literary Club building in 2013 and is working to preserve their great legacy.


When & Where
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Ladies Literary Club
850 E South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102