Creative Alliance Presents
Marquee Ball 2014: Road to Rio
Saturday, April 26th
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Creative Alliance’s spring extravaganza, our biggest fundraising party of the year, rolls Brazilian style. As always, we take our cue from film and this year we look to Baltimore gal Dorothy L’Amour and the wacky antics of the 1947 film Road to Rio. Expect a mad-fun Brazilian style dance band, a vaudeville style variety show running in the main gallery, and a curated silent art auction and other amazing vacations, great restaurant deals to bid on.
At dinner, we are excited to shine the spotlight on two of Baltimore’s most creative citizens. Creative Alliance honors recently retired Gary Vikan with the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award for his 18 years as Director of the Walters Art Museum. CA is also honoring Spike Gjerde with the Golden Formstone Award for his leadership and community building commitment to the art of eating locally.
At 7:30pm, if you prefer the sizzle of Carnival stop by the Marquee Lounge featuring a hot latin style party including cocktails and a buffet. Get the conga line going after 9:30 pm, as the evening transitions into a Dance Party.
Cruise ships and crooners, vaudeville and adventure–this is a celebration of the exotic comedies of the 1940s! Dress like Carmen Miranda or like a vaudevillian gent who just stepped off the stage with a straw boater hat and cane.
Three parties in one night! Dinner Cabaret @ 5:30pm. Tix $185 ea $1,650 table of ten. Cocktail Buffet @ 7:30pm Tix $90 ea. Dance Party @ 9:30pm @ $30 ea Mbrs $25 ea, Door $35 ea.
Golden Formstone Awardees
2013 - Robert W. Deutsch Foundation
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2012 - E. Scott Johnson
Suzanne F. Cohen
Joyce J. Scott
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Arent Fox LLP
Miles & Stockbridge, P.C.
Barbara and Lou Denrich
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Kempton & Tonya Ingersol
Cho Benn Holback
Hodes Pressin & Katz, PA
Lat & Barbara Naylor
Morgan Carlo Downs & Everton, PA
Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP
Bradford J. Roegge
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Decaro, Doran, Siciliano, Gallagher & DeBlasis LLP
Kollman & Saucier
Natalie Magdeburger and Pessin Katz. PA
Neuman & Associates
Pessin & Katz, PA
Semmes Bowen Semmes
Smith, Gildea & Schmidt, LLC
TR Klein & Company
Wharton, Levin, Ehrmantraut & Klein PA