Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design invites you to celebrate makers and the power of craft during their annual fundraising gala, the Makers Ball! The event’s festivities will include live and silent auctions, an open bar, a 3-course meal and artist demonstrations. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to get their bids in for our extensive silent auction, and stay late for a new late-night party, Crafted Confections, featuring pairings of Bissinger’s Chocolates and hand-crafted regional + local spirits.

The Makers Ball celebrates the imagination, skill, and dedication of makers in all media. The event highlights the beauty of handmade objects and the powerful stories they contain. Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design is at the forefront of promoting the community of artists who are reinvigorating the field with fresh ideas and interdisciplinary sensibilities. Join our community – share the joy of creativity!

Proceeds support education, exhibitions, and community programs at Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design

Event Timeline

6:00 PM               Cocktails, Maker Demos, Silent Auction

7:30 PM               Welcome, Live Auction

8:00 PM               Dinner & Program 

9:00 PM              Crafted Confections, Silent Auction

Ticket Prices

Individual Ticket: $250 (includes Crafted Confections)
Patron Ticket: $500 (includes Crafted Confections and a special Patron gift)
Crafted Confections only: $45
Table Sponsorships are available at a number of levels

MakersBall 2017 is sponsored in part by Edward Jones, Vital Voice, Sauce Magazine, Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolates, Spry Digital, Anders CPAs + Advisors, MVP Parking & Security Services, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, Big 0 Ginger Liqueur, Defiance Whiskey, and Pinckney Bend Distillery. V

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Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design is a non-profit art center dedicated to empowering and enriching communities through craft. Located in the Delmar Loop and the Grand Center districts of St. Louis, Missouri, Craft Alliance offers exhibitions, education classes for all skill levels, free community programs, artist residencies and a gallery shop. Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design is funded in part by the Arts and Education Council; the Regional Arts Commission; the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; and the generous support of its members. For more information, please call 314.725.1177 or visit