In 2019, Art Ball netted $169,564 in revenue, DAI officials said.
“When we do host this prestigious community event, we want our guests to enter the museum doors with excitement and a sense of safety,” Roediger said. “We want to welcome our members and guests back with open arms.”
A new date will be announced and the museum, working with Art Ball chairs Ariel and Brian Walker, will determine what format is most appropriate for this year’s event, the release says.
Art Ball, Dayton’s oldest black-tie gala, dates back to 1957.
Organized by the DAI’s Associate Board and traditionally held on the second Saturday in June, it has included a cocktail hour, dinner in the galleries, and music and dancing.
“My wish is that when we do all gather again, we will come together stronger and ready to embrace the future of the museum and the events we all love so dearly,” Roediger said.
Like most institutions, the Dayton Art Institute is currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Programs through at least the end of April have been postponed or canceled.
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