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SOLD OUT! – 2023 Marquee Ball: Creature Feature!

Dance Party: SOLD OUT! | VIP Dinner: Low Ticket Warning!

Sat, Apr 22nd 8:00 pm

SOLD OUT – Dance Party Tickets
SOLD OUT – Member Dance Party Tickets
VIP Dinner Ticket
Marquee Ball 2023 - Creature Feature
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2023 Marquee Ball: Creature Feature!

Creative Alliance’s biggest fundraiser of the year!

Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 5:30pm VIP Dinner – LOW TICKET WARNING! | 8pm Dance Party – SOLD OUT!
Featuring: Super City featuring Eze Jackson, Beach Creeper, & Special Guests

There will not be a wait list for this event. Email with any questions or to make a gift to fund the arts in Baltimore!

After 3 long years, the wildest party in town is back at Creative Alliance! The Marquee Ball returns in ALL NEW Techni-color with horrifyingly glamorous costumes, shocking décor, chilling cocktails, and bone-shakin’ bands. This is CREATURE FEATURE! Inspired by kitschy cult monsters of the 1950s, we invite you on a fascinating adventure into the unknown. Get your tickets early!

Dance Party Ticket Includes ($55, $50 Members): Costumed dance party, specialty cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music on 2 stages, pop-up performances, silent art auction of over 100 works of art, resident artist open studios, photo booth, and more!

VIP Dinner Includes ($250): Cocktail hour, full seated dinner and awards presentation, live auction, and entry to the dance party after dinner! Only a limited number of tickets are available. If interested in reserving a full table for 10, please contact Vic Yambao at

Costumes Encouraged! Not sure what to wear? Check out our Pinterest board for creep-tastic inspiration! Visit our fabulous friends at Milk & Ice Vintage for glamorously ghoulish costume and styling ideas. You can even contact them to set up a private, personal shopping experience!

The Marquee Ball is Creative Alliance’s annual fundraiser gala that includes a VIP dinner, live and silent auctions, open studios, and a wild dance party that honors The Patterson’s history as a movie palace. The movie theme inspires party decor and costumes with eye-popping results! Baltimore’s wildest party supports Creative Alliance’s free youth education and community arts programs!

2023 Marquee Ball Honorees

The 2023 Golden Formstone Award for formidable contributions to the Baltimore art scene will be presented to Tyde-Courtney Edwards, Founding Director of Ballet After Dark, a dance therapy program providing trauma-informed care, holistic resources, and somatic interventions to Black youth and women impacted by various levels of trauma and violence in Baltimore City.

The 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Diane Cho and David Benn, prominent architects in Baltimore City, responsible for the creative repurposing of many aging historical buildings in our city and strong believers in the arts as a catalyst for community revitalization. Their architectural firm was responsible for the revitalization of The Patterson theater and the design of the Creativity Center.

The Marquee Ball supports Creative Alliance's FREE Community & Youth Programs!

Sponsor the Marquee Ball!
Your support is essential. We can customize a package for you that include tickets, exposure, and more. Email for details.

Baltimore Lantern Parade Kids

Thank you to our Sponsors & Partners!

Support for the 2023 Marquee Ball provided By: 

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center  


T.Rowe Price

Barbara Denrich 

Gallagher, Evelius & Jones LLP  |  SETO Architects, LLC  |  Richman Foundation 

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co  |  Keith Lee 

American Institute of Architects  |  Brown Advisory Charitable Foundation  |  Kenneth Karpay  |  Gerry Hartung  |  Maronick Law, LLC  |  Ted Bayer 

C.E.A. Scholtes & Associates 

Special Thanks To: 

Our Event Sponsors
Milk & Ice Vintage | Recent History Prop Rentals | Pixilated

Our Libations and Raffle Sponsors
Union Craft Brewing | Total Wine & More | Baltimore Spirits Company | Amendment 21Steve Parke | Bazaar Baltimore | Sanctuary Glass | Dreamers & Make-Believers

Our Event Partners
Betty O. Scenic & Events | Earl Orrin Productions | Baltimore Rock Opera Society | Aurora Gorealis | Rola Z Niche Events | Ruby SpruceLemonTopia | The Lunchbox Lady | Rouge Fine Catering | Jays Valet


Creature Feature Family Portrait

Jenn Kwashnak as Bride of Frankenstein
Earl Orrin as Creature from The Black Lagoon
Lula Lioness as Vampira

Wardrobe and Styling by Milk & Ice Vintage | Creature Makeup by Betty O’HellnoPhotography by Heather KeatingShot at Fox Den Baltimore


Read all about our photoshoot here!

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