This Is Ingenuity | A BEAUTIFUL Dreamer’s Bal May 4, 2019!

THANKS TO ALL WHO CAME OUT! A few photos from Jerry Mann, Kevin Jackson, Bob Perkoski, Michael McFarland . . . More to Come!

Ingenuity’s annual fundraiser is an off-kilter gala unlike anything else in town! Once known as the Bal Ingenieux, the yearly spring event now boasts a different theme with each incarnation, featuring the region’s artists, makers, and creatives while paying homage to Cleveland’s exclusive arts club that dominated modernist arts in the city from the 1910s until the 1940s. The Kokoon Club’s annual “Bal Masque” challenged artistic norms with the most unconventional parties around. 

Today, Ingenuity’s Bal supports our year-round programming in an exciting and creative way. Experience one-of-a-kind immersive artwork, live music and performance, local food and drink, all while contributing to the creation of a year-round center for innovation that supports creative entrepreneurs and welcomes the entire community with open doors.

Thanks to all who attending in support free weekly programming for the neighborhood and creatives alike, the new Ignite! sessions for entrepreneurs, IngenuityLabs Incubator, as well as our annual collaborations with the partners of the Hamilton Collaborative, . . .  become part of Cleveland’s home for creativity!

What will I behold in my Wildest Dreams?
Visitors will enter unique second-floor space of our hundred-year-old factory to find a dreamscape filled with larger-than-life artwork, including a bedroom that shrinks guests to ankle level and floating dreamboats that explore the idea of “what your bed becomes while you sleep” . . . climb aboard pirate ships, snuggle in a giant birds nest, let your dreams roar to life in a race car, or float amid the crowd in a hot air balloon.   

Musical guests range from the intimate – Taylor Lamborn and Uno Lady perform solo – to the extravagant funk-focused New Orleans Style Jazz of Revolution Brass Band.    We’ll also feature Gypsy-Jazz project Moustache Yourself, neo-soul groove project Nah Nah (think: Postmodern Jukebox) and, to make sure no one leaves before dancing the night away, the irresistible jams of  DJ Byron SquareBiz Lee.  

Performances will include dance offerings from Get Hep! Swing and Viva Dance Studio, plus the quirky roaming characters of Nerdy Dancers of the CLEFire and Light Performing Art, and Sam Novak, performance artist. Enjoy dazzling Aerial and Pole performance from the strong and sultry students of Be Studios/Be Fitness. Plus immersive meditation from Selfspace.

Libations, Little Bites, and Other Partnerships We’re thrilled to present a range of custom cocktails from our friends at Watershed Distillery, plus new flavors and classic favorites from Platform Beer

And we couldn’t be happier to announce a new partnership with Ohio City Galley, the foodhall-meets-incubator bringing offerings from all four kitchens: Poca, Sauce the City, Tinman, and The Rice Shop! Enjoy sweets from Pierre’s and Sweet Costo, and commemorate the evening with a special snapshot from the themed photobooth built by Liza Sue Productions.

Multimedia Installations include projections by Kevin Jackson and Ross Bochnek, the Artwork of Amanda Nyx, Michael McFarland, John Kasunich, Tom Stoll, Paige Knoefel, Ian Keating-Mullaney, Adam Patterson, Ryan Kinney, and many more talented artists who work every week with The Ingeneers.

Attendees should plan to wear “the costume of their dreams” . . . whether dreamwear means the fantastical trappings of knights and princesses and fairies, the Sandman’s ensemble or garb of a monster under the bed, or even cozy PJ’s! We’d love you to consider the environment in creating your costume – visit our friends from Upcycle Parts Shop and mention “Ingenuity Dreamer’s Bal” for a special discount!All ticket sales support Ingenuity Cleveland’s low-cost, accessible year-round community programming! Purchase now! 

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A huge thank you to all of our year-round sponsors!

Without them, Ingenuity wouldn’t be possible:

Supporters

Ingenuity Exists with Major Support from:

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture • The Cleveland Foundation • The George Gund Foundation • Educational Foundation of America • Ohio Arts Council • National Endowment of the Arts • Burton D. Morgan Foundation • Hamilton Marquette LLC

Showcase Sponsors:

Case Western Reserve University • Cumberland Development • Dominion • Forest City Enterprises • Parker Hannifin • Thompson Hine The William M Weiss Foundation • Jencen Architecture • Snavely Group • Agnes Studio • Ulmer Berne LLP • Automotive Events • NextGen Climate • CoverMyMeds

Benefactor Sponsors:

BakerHostetler  • Cleveland Institute of Art  • Eckart Effect Pigments • Labatt • Blue Technologies • Medical Mutual • Port of Cleveland • Stretch Tape • Sherwin Williams • Soulcraft Woodshop • Apple Mobile Leasing • Cleveland Color Imaging • The Westin Downtown Cleveland • DeChant Art Consulting • Carter Lumber • Burns Industrial Equipment • Creative Concepts in Catering • The Harry K. & Emma R. Fox Foundation • State Farm Better State • Globe Sewing Machine • Hathaway Brown School • The Reminger Foundation • Lutheran Metro Ministries • Mission Clay Products • Nature’s Bin • Provenance • BNY Mellon • Cuyahoga Community College • Squire Patton Boggs LLC • McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA

Individuals:

Alecia Mouhanna
Allison Kolodziej Baker
Anita Rothschild & Steven Wexburg
Anurag Sharma
Bill Beane
Bob Rose
Bryan Jaketic
Connie Karlowicz
Constance Sarvay
Dan Apitz
Dana Konschak
Daniel Petricig
Darlene Hauserman
David & Saroya Tabor
Deborah Wilcox
Dennis & Kathy Barrie
Douglas Hoffman
Frances DiBello
Frank & Sue Evan
Geoff Hardman
Grafton J. Nunes & Julia Breslin
H. Scott Westover
Hamilton & Lillian Emmons
Helene Weiss
Holly & David Little
James & Debra Vail
Jamie DeRosa
Jean Bonness
Jeanette Graselli-Brown
Jeff & Elizabeth Weiss
Jim & Lisa Camp
Jim & Sally Little
Jules Belkin
Katherine Bang
Kristen Hoover
Kyle & Ana Muskoff
Lawrence Waldman
Lorraine Wagner
Louis & Elizabeth Kish
Mark Wallace
Mary M. White
Michael & Lisa Grenig
Mike Reed
Patricia & Terrence Dobro
Pauline Wagoner
Robert K . Lintern
Robinson Family Philantrhopic Fund
Sam Mercurio
Steve & Elise Auvil
Todd Mesek
Tony Sias