Wonderball returns for its 10th year of celebrating Columbus creatives

Wonderball 2024 is a black and white attire event, celebrating local creative minds at the Columbus Museum of Art in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

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Wonderball is far from your typical night at the museum. | Photo by Nathan C. Ward

It’s safe to say Wonderball is no one hit wonder.

The local art celebration is now 10 years old, becoming both a spectacle + highlight of some of the best creative minds in Columbus. And, it’s back on Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Columbus Museum of Art from 8 p.m. to midnight. Here’s what you can expect:

Art in many forms

Paintings, portraits, and sculptures are just the beginning. The night features musical performances, visual artists, high-end fashion designs, and professional dancers.

Keep an ear out for two Columbus-based artists: Lily Bloom, a pop rocker; and DJ Lady Sandoval, a DJ known for blending decades of hip-hop and R&B. Check out this Q+A the two did with the CMoA leading up to the event.

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Creativity will be on full display at Wonderball, from wardrobe to wall art. | Photo by Ryan Ransom (@rookieransom)

Black tie affair

Leave the blue jeans at home. Guests must wear black and white attire, and they are encouraged to add touches of gold and silver jewelry or accessories.

If you need some inspiration, virtually visit the Wonderball 2024 store to pick out something extravagant to complete your outfit.

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The Columbus Museum is located at 480 E. Broad St. | Photo by Nikole Breanna Prete

Cost of admission

Tickets are $150 and include:

  • One complimentary drink ticket
  • More than 12 different creative experiences
  • Samples from local restaurants

Speaking of food, local restaurants range from Aladdin’s to Hai Poke to TownHall. Additionally, local spirits will be on tap, including Jackie O’s craft beers + a selection of Watershed liquor.

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