Ingenuity’s one-of-a-kind Bals!

Each spring, Ingenuity celebrates Cleveland’s entire creative class with a program that calls back the excitement of our city at its turn-of-the-century peak!

Support Ingenuity Cleveland at our Annual Fundraiser Bal! This year’s event is the Time Traveler’s Bal – a magical journey for the ages!

The Time Traveler’s Bal 
Saturday, June 16, 2018
8:00 PM – 1:00 AM
IngenuityLabs at The Hamilton Collaborative, 5401 Hamilton Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, 44114

Event is 21+.

Ticket information:
General presale ticket (includes entry and food): $25 (+ $2 Eventbrite Fee)
General door ticket (includes entry and food): $35
VIP presale (includes entry, food, tour of the Hamilton Collaborative and 2 drink tickets): $65 + ($3 Eventbrite Fee)  [$30 is tax-deductable; tours will leave at 8:15; tours involve stairs; sturdy shoes are recommended]
Purchase tickets here! 

Apply to vend, perform, or exhibit HERE!

Calling all who are brave enough to venture beyond time and through space: The Time Traveler’s Bal is a not-so-fancy–and slightly off-kilter evening – an unforgettable opportunity to celebrate our past and sustain our future in support of our year-round programming and IngenuityFest 2018: FuturePast,September 28-30.

IngenuityLabs, the Sixth City’s foremost space for inventors, Ingeneers, and intrepid itinerants, has suffered the explosion of a homemade time machine, opening portals to the Future and the Past! Pick your way through the frozen remnants of the last ice age, duck around mega flora and fauna of the late Carboniferous, and the steaming remnants of Earth’s volcanic beginning. Wear goggles and boots, spacesuits, corset and gloves, or whatever finery and accouterment best prepare you for a journey through the ages.

Our annual Bal unites artists, makers, entrepreneurs, and performers in the creation of a unique landscape that traverses time and space through interesting themed enclaves to explore, art, music, dance, and fabulous food.

Our 2018 theme, FuturePast, celebrates the return of cherished traditions melded with the drive toward a reimagined future. It represents a homecoming in many ways: we reawaken our home at a former-industrial facility with new art and manufacturing, whimsical ideation, and a hum of imagination from the many artists, inventors, and renaissance (wo)men who call the Hamilton Collaborative home.

What should you expect? Some of our favorite artists and partners, new and old, will be participating and performing!
  • Vertical Dance Sneak Peak: Missed “Leaping Off the Wall” last year at IngenuityFest? Get an exclusive preview of the Ingenuity/MorrisonDance partnership and creative process, which will be reprised in 2018!
  • Our newest IngenuityLabs member Madeline Finn (of Whiskey Hollow) will perform; catch her music entrepreneurship classes starting at IngenuityLabs this summer!
  • Ingenuity favorite In2ative (cello and flute), Stephan Haluska Harp, and Brian McCoy, the Hurdgurlder will bring their unique interpretations of timeless instruments
  • Performances and Improv from Maelstrom Collaborative Arts, Pirates of the Rusty Cutlass, Shanty Circus Jacrobats, plus belly dancers, magic and more!
  • Dance party by the Unplanned Crew will keep us groovin’ till late at night!
  • Small bites by local restaurants, and beverages by hometown favorites Platform Beer and Watershed Distillery!

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Want to get involved in 2018’s program? Get in touch with if you’re interested in sponsorship, donating products or services, volunteering or any other ideas you might have!

Past Fundraisers:

The Bal Ingénieux – this one-night only annual event has revived Cleveland historic Kokoon Arts Club parties. When they started in 1912, these events were emblematic of a city at the epicenter of creativity and innovation and whose best days lie ahead.   We think that’s as true today as ever.

006Bal Ingénieux 2015 took place on May 16, at the Kalman and Pabst photo group, where it highlighted the local firm’s exquisite refurbished warehouse.

Bal Ingénieux 2016 took place on June 6 at the historic former Tenk Machine Co., now operated by Tenk West Bank. The Enchanted Forest theme enlivened the Tenk Building over 20,000 square feet of programming in 5 rooms. The building is now on the rise with local businesses Six Shooter Coffee, Marigold Catering, a co-working space and much more!

Ingenuity’s 2017 Bal: Aquatique  was a magical combination of art, performance, and discovery, celebrating Cleveland’s creative landscape while raising funds for our IngenuityLabs incubator program, maker activities, and more. The event was our first program to open up the second floor at the new Hamilton Collaborative, where it once again channeled the spirit of the Kokoon Arts Club, while raising awareness for water-centered innovation in our region! It all took place over 25,000 square feet, complete with a deep-sea Day-Glo ball pit, water-themed makers and exhibitors, and enough programming to swim in, on May 6, 2017.