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Beaux Ball

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Date(s) - 12/21/2014
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Annual Beaux Arts Ball will be held Sunday, Dec. 21 from 7-11 PM at the Oakley Lindsey Center.

The Beaux Arts Ball is an annual tradition that first took place in 1930. It was sponsored by the Quincy Art Club and held at the Hotel Lincoln-Douglas. In 1938, Katherine Gardner, for whom the Stevenson Gallery is named, was crowned the First Beaux Arts Ball Queen for receiving the most ticket pledges.

1940 was the first year that the Queen candidates took part in selling tickets. During WWII, the ball was held but no Queen was crowned until 1950.
The signature white dresses are reminiscent of a debutant ball and have been a tradition since 1970 while the signature red poinsettias were first used in 1959.

Since 1930, the Ball has evolved and changed into what it is today. The people and place has changed numerous times, but the main focus of the Beaux Arts Ball has always been to support the Arts in the Quincy community.

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