Dress-up, Dance, and Party for Creativity

Date:  January 28, 2017
Time: 8:00 PM – Midnight
Location: Columbus Museum of Art

Deviate from the usual. Wander into a world of wonder. On the evening of January 28, join Honorary Chairs Larry Smith, creator of the Six-Word Memoir, and Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black, to experience the curious, the strange and the marvelously mad at Wonderball—an affair of wondrous proportions at the Columbus Museum of Art. Featuring DJs Charles Erickson and Donnie Mossman and live music by Popgun, games, bites from Columbus’ best eateries, creative experiences, cocktails and more. Generosity and gifts benefit the museum’s creative programs, where imaginations roam wild.

Purchase Tickets

Member Presale
November 14-17: $80

Early Bird Rate
From Nov 18 – Jan 16: $100

Regular Rate
From Jan 17: $125

At the Door
On Jan 28 tickets are $135 and are available at the door.

Included with Each Ticket:
– Sample bites from Columbus’ best eateries
– Welcome cocktail and additional drink ticket
– After-hours access to CMA Galleries
– Complimentary Parking
– Music by Popgun and DJs Charles Erickson and Donnie Mossman
Tax-deductible donation benefits the Museum’s creative programming and community initiatives

Black and white cocktail attire is encouraged. Get creative!

Wonderball Cocktail Competition
Pick the featured cocktail for Wonderball and support creativity with the CMA Wonderball Cocktail Competition. Vote with your dollars now through January 15. The winning cocktail will be featured during Wonderball.


Thank you to our generous sponsors:
Sponsorship packages are also available and benefits include premium event tickets and access to the Sponsor Lounge. Click here for more sponsorship opportunities.

Wonder Sponsor





Creativity Sponsor

Community Choice Financial Inc.
Fulcrum Creatives

Curiosity Sponsor
Abercrombie & Fitch
Columbia Gas of Ohio
GBQ Partners, LLC
Huntington Bank
Zipline Logistics   

Play Sponsor
BSA LifeStructures
Delta Dental of Ohio
DiCello Business Development
Anna and Jason Dunn
Equitas Health
Grange Insurance
Hospice of Central Ohio       
Cathy and Gary Martz
Mod Advisors
Chandler Mercer and Rob Podlogar
Robin Enterprises Co.                                 
The Schumacher Group
Larry Smith and Piper Kerman
Schooley Caldwell Associates          
Sheila and Gene Smith

Media Sponsors
Columbus Unerground logo




CD 102.5 logo




Event Partners
Columbus Moving Image Art Review
Experience Columbus
Event Source
Hughie’s Event Production Services
Igloo Printing
Middle West Spirits
Nūrtūr the Salon
Ohio Roller Derby
W Nail Bar
Food & Beverage Partners



Actual Brewing
Broke Johnny Food Truck
Cherbourg Bakery
Commonhouse Ales
Darista Dips
Eight Cakes a Week
Hai Poké
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Katzinger’s Delicatessen
MadTree Brewing Company
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Nada Restaurant
Napa Kitchen & Bar
Platform Beer Company
Pocket Produce
Refectory Restaurant
The Roosevelt Coffeehouse
The Walrus Kitchen and Public House
White Castle

Thank you to the imaginative Wonderball planning committee:
Piper Kerman and Larry Smith (Event Chairs)
Heather Anderson, Saralynn Belle, Jennifer Barnett, Casey Brown, Mike Brown, Ryan Cairney, Jim Coe, Shelagh Conley, Bethany Cramer, Michalea Delaveris, Anna Dunn, Caitlin Farkas, Corey Favor, Sarah Felty, Natalina Fickell, Elissa Francis, Ellen Grevey, Molly Haring, Cheryl Harrison, Bryan Kossman, Renee Laubis, Franny Lazarus, Andrew Lough, Moyet Maestri, Adrianne Mellen Ramstack, Molly Meyer, Susannah Montgomery, Candy Mota, Ann Mulvany, Chris Naugle, Arthur Nersesian, Wayne Niles, Mythri Padival, Katrina Petrenko, Jess Roma, Sam Rosenthal, Raymond Seiler, Beth Sharb, Leah Shrom, Bethany Suchy, Lexi Sweet, Natalie Thomas, Emily Toney, Katie Viau, William Vorys, Bethany Whoric, Ryan Wilson, Jasmine Zellner, Christy Zimmerman, Frank Zonars

For additional information on sponsorship or questions please contact:
Maureen Carroll | 614.629.0347 | Maureen.Carroll@cmaohio.org
Lucy Ackley | 614.629.0351 | Lucy.Ackley@cmaohio.org