Q Ball 17 Painting With Light

Step inside the frame.

February 25, 2017  |  Union Trust Building (map)

Come lend your dazzling radiance and step inside the art of the Pre-Raphaelite era. The theatrical teams at Quantum are building tableaux from the great 19th century paintings of John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, George Watts, and others. You will make them live.

Buy Tickets

VIP Experience $225
Delight in an exclusive artistic creation from 7-9pm then dance the night away ’til midnight.
Enjoy sumptuous food by Chef Kate Romane’s new Black Radish Kitchen, captivating music by Kassia Ensemble, delectable drinks by Raj Sabharwal, decadent desserts by Union Standard, stunning art, a unique live auction, dancing… but that’s only the beginning of your adventure. You won’t want to miss the surprises Quantum has in store.
For an additional $25 you can upgrade your VIP ticket and support an artist’s attendance.
Digital Dance Party $60 in advance ($75 at the door)
Groove through the evening with a Digital Dance Party curated by DJ Soy Sos from 9pm ’til midnight.
Dress: For a sitting with 19th Century Photographer, Julia Margaret Cameron

Check out our photos from last year!

Luminous Q Ball Chairs
Mary McKinney & Mark Flaherty | Kirk Johnson & Henry Krakovsky

Phosphorescent Host Committee
Francine & Jim+ Abraham, Samuel Badger, David Bennett, Dawn & Dwayne Blank,
Demeatria & J.G. Boccella, Geoff Bond, Karla Boos & Joël Le Gall, Paul Bowden
& Jordan Karp, Janis Burley Wilson, David Bush & Tim McVay,  Yvonne Campos, Antonio Colaruotolo, Kate Colligan, Felicia Cooper, Bruce & Christine Crocker,
Lynn & Chip Desmone, Laura & Chet Fisher, Kate Freed & Jack Brice,
Christina French, Amanda & Dan Gilman, Carole King & Chip Burke, Ryan Lammie,
Rosemary & Christopher Lasky, Carolina Loyola-Garcia, Tracy & John Mahood,
Pam & Ken McCrory, Maggie McDonald & Russ Schuh, Joan & Michael McSorley, Jr., Jerry Morosco & Paul Ford, Gail & Steve Mosites, Mary Murrin, Shelly Pagac
& Andrew Barnes, Richard Parsakian, Dr. Vida Almario Passero,
Staycee & Herman Pearl, Renee Piechocki, Caryn Rubinoff & Craig Dunham,
Christine & Duane Seppi, James Simon, Colleen & Henry Simonds, Nancy Simpronio & Chuck Culbertson, Susan & Peter Smerd, Susan Harris Smith & Philip E. Smith, Maranie Staab, Loretta Stanish & Rick Russell, Teresa Trich & Andrew Schmidt, Tammy & Rick Tsai, Ange Vesco, Jason Zubovic

VIP Liquor Sponsor                                 Dance Party Liquor Sponsor    

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VIP Food provided by                        Dance Party Mixology Sponsor

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Dance Party Food provided by                Dance Party Beer Sponsor

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New this year: Start bidding on Live Auction Items early or buy it now.

Get two free VIP tickets to #QBall17 when you Buy Now any 101 to 108 item by February 23, 2017.

Thanks to all of our:

Live Auction Donors: Ella and Jeffrey Antimarino, Bellissimo Plastic Surgery and Medi Spa, Sean Jones, La Maison Dining, Garnett Livingston, Lookingglass Theatre, Clayton Merrell, Sharmin Moten, Chaz Smith, Kevin Sousa, Joseph Tambellini

Silent Auction Donors: Ella and Jeffrey Antimarino, Attack Theatre, Bellissimo Plastic Surgery and Medi Spa, David Bennett, Big Burrito Restaurant Group, Bricolage Production Company, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, City Theatre, Bruce Crocker, Diamond Market, Dinette, Ron Donoughe, Dreadnought Wines, Fairmont Hotel, The Frick, Dan Gilman, Iron City Sketcher, Legume Bistro, Mattress Factory, Mary McKinney and Mark Flaherty, MCN Salon, Morcilla, New Hazlett Theater, Off the Wall Theater Productions, Olive & Marlowe, Shelly Pagac, Park Bruges, Mayor Bill Peduto, Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti LLP., Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Dance Council, Pittsburgh New Works Festival, Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Quantum Board of Directors, Rich Roots Genealogy, Stage Right Pittsburgh, Table Magazine, Richard Venezia, Venture Outdoors, The Wheel Mill, Yoga Love

Q Ball Sponsors

Angelically Generous

Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Antimarino

Vivian & Bill Benter

Jamini Vincent Davies


Laura & Chet Fisher


Kate Freed & Jack Brice

Kirk Johnson & Henry Krakovsky

Carole King & Chip Burke

Sue & Scott Lammie


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Colleen & Henry Simonds

Devilishly Generous

David Bush & Tim McVay

Debbie Demchak



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Ryan Lammie

Tracy & John Mahood

Kelly & Carlo Morgano


Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds

Susan & Peter Smerd

Susan Harris Smith & Philip E. Smith

Loretta Stanish & Rick Russell

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