It’s Happening! Bal Masque

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6-11 p.m.

Radisson Hotel-Camp Hill


Tired of the same old, same old way of celebrating Valentine’s Day? Looking for something new, different, and festive that will be lots of fun, over the top and filled with nostalgia? Then you will want to mark your calendar now for LoveFest: A Happening, the theme for The Art Association’s 2015 Bal Masque, presented this year with Higher Information Group’s generous support.

Reservations are only $100 per person and are available by visiting or calling 717-236-1432.

If you don’t remember the Sixties, that’s ok-this last statement, by the way, is targeted to both Boomers and Millenials alike-you can experience the decade at our brand new venue, the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg in Camp Hill.   Dress in a costume or in casual or party attire-anything works-it’s the freewheeling 60s!

To add to the festivities, we are excited to announce that Amy and Robert Hall have agreed to serve as Honorary Chairs of the event.  As you know, the Hall Foundation has been a longtime supporter of the Art Association and Bal Masque and received The Distinguished Service to the Arts Award on June 1.

In addition to a move to the Radisson, you can expect a signature drink upon entry, an expanded menu with butlered hors d’oeuvres, fruit, vegetable and cheese displays, chef-attended carving, pasta, dessert and coffee stations; a spectacular silent auction; and a chance to win a signed Peter Max print valued at almost $3,000.  And  if you really want the ultimate party experience, you can stay overnight -we’ve reserved a block of rooms at a reduced rate.

You’ll also be able to take a stroll down Haight Asbury Street with street artists and mimes and view a fabulous video from the decade with actual footage from newscasts, TV programs, movies, concerts and ads. You’ll even have time to listen and dance to your favorite tunes spun once again by popular Bal Masque deejays Chuck Schulz and Jonathan Frazier. This year underwriters will be seated at their own reserved seating right where the action is, at the perimeter of the dance floor.

If you plan to wear a costume-you don’t have to, but it could be fun-you might want to encourage your friends to join you to form a group (think rock bands, protestors, hippies, characters from TV series, etc.) Groups and individuals will have an opportunity to strut their stuff in front of judges for a chance to win a number of prizes.

Bal Masque co-chairs Kate Earley and Karen Shughart encourage you to mark your calendars NOW for this exciting event on February 14, 2015.  Members of their committee include Anne Davis, Mark Everest, David Everett, Barbara Gutekunst, Amy Huck, Shirley McCormick, Tracey Meloni and Chuck Schulz, along with able assistance from Carrie Wissler Thomas and Terrie Hosey.


All proceeds from the Bal Masque benefit the Art Association of Harrisburg’s educational and exhibition programs.