Tickets to Big Hair Ball 2017: Alchemy on sale

DES MOINES — Tickets to a gilded night of luxury celebrating hair as a form of contemporary self-expression are now on sale. The Des Moines Art Center’s 8th Big Hair Ball will showcase the art of hair, makeup and fashion on from 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. on May 13. The event takes place at 4700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, in the I. M. Pei building, the Art Center’s first addition built in 1968 by the world-renowned architect who also designed the pyramid at the Louvre, Paris.

The event will transform the space, and be only the second time in Art Center history (and perhaps the last) a party has been held in the Pei building.

Sponsored by the Art Center’s member group Art Noir, “Alchemy,” celebrates all things gold and promises to be an extravagant night of fashion and entertainment, featuring a live runway show with some of Des Moines’ finest big hair creations from local salons, barbers and stylists.

The 2017 theme is inspired by the Art Center’s exhibition Alchemy: Transformations in Gold, on view through May 5.

This is an event for ages 21 and older.

All tickets provide access to the party on the main level and in the courtyard with complimentary boutique experiences for your glamorous finishing touches. Light passed appetizers and a late night snack included. One complimentary signature drink and a full cash bar. Tickets may be purchased on the Art Center’s website, desmoinesartcenter.org or in the Museum Shop.