Artist Ball students in crayon costumes

A longtime RISD tradition, the Artists’ Ball is a giant dance party sparked by over-the-top costumes. Students often work together to design and make whatever they’re moved to wear. The outcomes range from cute and sweet to silly or downright weird to gutsy and totally outrageous.

Plan ahead for the next big Ball

Sponsored by RISD’s student-run Programming Board and the Center for Student Involvement, this late-night party takes place at a downtown skating rink just a short walk from campus.