The 10th Annual Masquerade Ball

On October 28th, 2015, the New York Design Center sponsored the 10th Annual Masquerade Ball benefiting The Alpha Workshops Studio School. The design industry channeled their inner Saints & Sinners in HAUS to support this worthy cause.

Now in its 10th year, The Masquerade Ball, often touted as the most fun event on the design community calendar, drew over 300 interior designers, architects, manufacturers, members of the shelter press and others who dressed in creative costumes and danced the night away.

All proceeds from the ball benefit The Alpha Workshops Studio School, the only school in the nation that trains people living with HIV/AIDS as decorative artists. Students learn marketable techniques (faux finishes, wall treatments, casting, gilding) and work readiness skills in a program licensed by the New York State Department of Education. Alpha’s own design studio provides employment for many graduates where they create hand-painted wallpapers, hand-cast lighting, site specific art installations, Venetian plasters and furniture.

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Photos by Lev Avery-Peck