SAVE THE DATE
6th Des Moines Art Center Big Hair Ball
Saturday, June 1, 2013
8 pm – midnight
Des Moines Art Center
Presented by the Des Moines Art Center's Art Noir
The Big Hair Ball, which began in 2004 and occurs every other year, is one of the most highly anticipated events in the Des Moines area and statewide. Known for its modeled hairstyles, live music, and special performances, which celebrate hair as a form of artistic self-expression, the Big Hair Ball has been profiled extensively in local, state, and national media. The highlight of the evening is an hour-long choreographed runway program, produced entirely by local salons and a volunteer committee. Local boutiques also participate in the event by offering hair, nail, and make-up artistry to event attendees, which average more than 700.
The Big Hair Ball is organized and presented by Art Noir, a member group of the Art Center whose mission is to engage adults in their 20's and 30's in Des Moines Art Center programming and to encourage charitable giving to the institution.
Advance tickets go on sale April 19, 2013. Please check back for more information on purchasing tickets.
2013 Big Hair Ball Salon Call to Entry
In preparation for the 2013 Big Hair Ball, Iowa-based salons are invited to submit a proposal for an individual runway program by January 28, 2013.
Each runway program includes 8-10 models displaying extravagant hair, makeup, and costume looks, and should be choreographed to music. Salons may choose to include elements of video, dance, and other stage components. Each program will be 2-5 minutes in length. Up to six salons will be selected to participate.
Entries must be submitted digitally or delivered by post to the Des Moines Art Center by January 28, 2013 by 5 pm. Entries will not be accepted after the due date.
Salons selected to participate will be notified by February 15, 2013. All salons will be notified by late February 2013.
Please contact Art Center Membership Manager David Schmitz at 515.271.0327 or via email for an application or for more information.
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