Artist Ball

Artist Ball students in crayon costumes

The Artist Ball is our annual costume dance party and a showcase of RISD students’ exceptional creativity. Each year students vote on a theme, create skillfully made costumes and walk the runway as part of a festive costume competition.

Filled with dancing, great food, a photo booth, prizes and fun for the more than 1,000 undergrad and grad students who attend each year, the ball is a signature RISD tradition you won’t want to miss.

Learn more about the Artist Ball

The Artist Ball happens in October and is hosted by the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) and CSI’s student-run Campus Activities Board. You can learn more about the ball on CSI’s Instagram or at