Friday, January 19, 2024

Art House Productions Announces Snow Ball Gala Entertainment, Festivities & Honorees


16th Snow Ball Gala: Midnight Bloom
WHEN: Saturday, January 27, 2024, from 8 pm - 11:30 pm, with a VIP Dinner beginning at 6 pm

WHERE: Move The Needle inside the Lackawanna Center in Jersey City.
General Admission tickets are $200 in advance ($300 at the door) and $500 for the VIP tickets that include the dinner reception. $95 tickets are available for patrons with disabilities and working artists.
Proceeds benefit Art House Productions, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to the development and presentation of the performing and visual arts in Jersey City, NJ.
A portion of your ticket purchase is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of the Snow Ball Gala with this year's theme where we celebrate arts and culture in Jersey City, and the dedicated individuals who champion our mission to support artists and bring quality arts to Hudson County.

This year, Art House is proud to honor Senator-Elect LD31, Angela V. McKnight; Jersey City HEDC Director, Annisia Cialone; and JC Director of Love & Leisure, Anthony "Dancing Tony" Susco. We applaud their commitment to the Jersey City arts sector and Art House's new Performing and Visual Arts Center. 

Be part of the honoree celebration at the Snow Ball Gala VIP Dinner, taking place from 6 pm to 8 pm. With your VIP ticket, enjoy an exquisite three-course meal from CSW Catering, raise your glass in a toast to the honorees, be the first to explore our silent auction, and enjoy a live performance by Riverview Jazz.

From 8 pm to 11:30 pm, revel in a night of enchantment featuring an open bar, light fare, live music, DJ sets, a costume contest, and auction. Hosting this magical experience is none other than Jersey City's beloved "Queen of the Night," Harmonica Sunbeam. Embrace the Midnight Bloom theme as we set the stage for an event that promises to be the most thrilling of the post-holiday season.

This creative black-tie gala is more than just an unforgettable evening; it is pivotal in generating crucial funds for the new home of Art House Productions and supports an ambitious season of arts and educational programming. 

Anna Gundersen, Art House Associate Executive Artistic Director, says, “We are thrilled to invite you to our 16th Snow Ball Gala: Midnight Bloom! This extraordinary event is not just a unique experience full of art, entertainment, and celebration, but also a testament to the community spirit in Jersey City. We sincerely hope you can join us for this unforgettable evening, coming together to support Art House’s bright future.”

Michael Griffiths, Chair of the Art House Board of Trustees, says, “I draw inspiration from the essence of Snow Ball—a citywide convergence of imagination and creativity centered around a theme. I can't wait to see the different takes on this year's prompt, "Midnight Bloom." Art House is doing something special by creating a space where creativity and expression flourish. It makes me proud to see this ongoing commitment to nurturing the artistic spirit in our community.”

Michele Lewis-Bellamy, President of the Art House Board of Trustees, says, “For me, Snowball is a testament to Art House's unwavering commitment to supporting the artistic community here in Jersey City. Every aspect of Snowball invites the attendees to experience the highest level of artistic expression. I simply cannot wait to personally witness the beauty and creativity that Snowball consistently brings out!”

The event is presented by SILVERMAN and sponsored by Genova Burns, LeFrak & Newport Associates Development Company, Super Buy Rite, Gallo Wine NJ, Premiere Vibes, Resnick’s Party Rentals, CSW Catering, NJ Beer Co., Tacoria Hoboken, Tito’s Vodka, Curious Elixirs, and All Points West Distillery.

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Art House Productions is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to the development and presentation of the performing and visual arts in Jersey City, NJ. Art House Productions presents theater, performing and visual arts festivals, arts events, visual art exhibitions, and adult and youth art classes. For more information about our programs, please visit or stop by the Arts Center at 345 Marin Boulevard in Jersey City. Follow Art House on Instagram and Facebook: @arthouseproductions or on X: @arthouseprods

Art House Productions is generously supported by The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Public Funds from the Jersey City Arts and Culture Trust Fund, The Jersey City Arts Council, The Princeton Area Community Foundation, SILVERMAN, KRE, CoolVines, The SVOG, The New Jersey Theatre Alliance, and The Hudson County Office of Cultural Affairs. A complete list of funders can be found on our website.