ArtAID XXI: Crystal Ball
Saturday, October 10th, 7pm

It's time for the big party at The Cotillion again this year!  Live and silent art auctions, provocative runway show & performance, raffle, dance party, photo booth fun, and much, much MORE. 

Special thanks to our sponsors: KMUW, CurveBreak, ABLS A Paul Mitchell Salon, Glazer's, MAC Cosmetics and Models and Images.



Tickets on sale NOW!

VIP tickets are $85 online, and $95 at the door.  VIP entry is at 6pm, and includes complimentary food and drinks, plus the night's preview of art in the live and silent auctions.

General admission tickets are $50 each, or $60 at the door.  General admission entrance time is 7pm.

Tickets can be purchased online through The Cotillion at:

There are a limited amount of Runway and VIP tables available.  Runway ten-top tables are $1,250, and VIP ten-top tables are $1,000.  VIP four-top tables are $400. Tables include early entrance at 6pm, with complimentary drinks and food, plus some special table treats.

To make table reservations, call 316.263.2214 x105. 


Twenty years of ArtAID

Please plan on helping us celebrate the 20th year of Wichita's favorite party and art auction. MaXX Bedroom will make her debut on The Cotillion stage this October, in what will be the most dynamic, high-tech, and audience-involved ArtAID yet.

VIP access begins at 6pm, with the Art Preview Party. For VIP tables, please contact Martin at 263.2214 x105 for reservations. Table options include:

Four-top VIP Table $400
Ten-top VIP Table $1000
Ten-top VIP RUNWAY Table $1250

General admission starts at 7pm, with individual tickets priced at $85 ($95 at the door). Tickets can be purchased through TicketFly/The Cotillion: or at Positive Directions, 414 S. Commerce.

The night will begin with a silent auction, and then a small LIVE art auction that showcases some of our BIG talent in Wichita. Emcee for the night is none other than Greg 'The Hitman' Williams from Power 93.9, as well as our favorite auctioneer, John Boldenow. A raffle with amazing donations from all over Wichita and Kansas City will also be available.

Then, attendees will be treated to the show of a lifetime, while MaXX and crew offer a performance and runway show that is like no other. Local talent, including Meeghan Dunleavy, Ms. Kansas United States, and former 'So You Think You Can Dance' contestant, Kyle Taylor, are a part of this line-up.

The After-Party then goes until midnight, with DJ Carbon performing dance mixes that will keep you on your feet.

Special Thanks to Models and Images, MAC Cosmetics, ABLS A Paul Mitchell Salon, Corporate Caterers, CurveBreak, and Power 93.9 for their support. All proceeds benefit Positive Directions, Inc. and aid in helping individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS in our community

The Party Is Still ON!

All Reserved Tables are sold.  Click HERE for tickets.  

The Party is Still On!

Don’t miss Art 4 Life – Burlesco!
Just because ArtAID is now an every-other-year event, doesn’t mean that the party has to stop! Join us this year for a new event, Art 4 Life. Art 4 Life will have lots of entertainment from the minute you walk in the door until you leave. Dancers, music, artists and performers of all kinds will keep you entertained throughout the evening. Don’t miss your chance to bid on incredible art in the live and silent art auctions; enjoy delicious food at food stations around the Cotillion and don’t miss the musical/dance revue “Burlesco” featuring Christi Moore, Monte Wheeler, Kyle Vespestad, Karen Robu, Adina Ronee the Wichita Burlesque Co. and more than 30 dancers!

“We want Art 4 Life to be all the fun of ArtAID but it’s going to be different with some fun surprises”, said James Woods, co-chairperson of Art 4 Life and Office Manger with Positive Directions, “We’re looking forward to the ArtAID Runway Show coming back in 2012, but in the meantime, we want everyone to have fun at Art 4 Life!”

All money raised goes to Positive Directions, a non-profit organization that helps people in the Wichita area who live with HIV/AIDS. Sponsored by Stella Artois, Christopher Clark Designer Portraits, The Bar’s Open, 104.5 The Fox, Cabaret Oldtown and SoNu Events.

What: Art 4 Life – Burlesco
Where: The Cotillion Ballroom
When: October 8, 2011
Time: 6:00 doors for reserved seating and 7:00 doors for general admission
How much: Tickets are $65 in advance and $75 at the door. Available at Positive Directions, Planet Hair, Bluebird Arthouse and The Cotillion Ballroom. Reserved tables are available, contact James Woods for more information at 263-2214 x109.

Other Art 4 Life Events…

The Paul Kroeker and Friends Art Show and Block Party
Sponsored by The Bar’s Open.

What: Fantastic art show with Paul Kroeker and friends with art sales benefitting Positive Directions
Where: Positive Directions, 414 S. Commerce
When: Final Friday, September 30, 2011
Time: 6:00-10:00 pm
How much: FREE

Join us for a party outside and a fantastic art show inside! We’ll have the Tom Page Trio, lots of fun performers and an incredible art show with Paul Kroeker, Jackie Billings and Alex Thomas. If you’ve ever wanted to own an original Paul Kroeker piece, you know they’re not easy to find. Here’s your chance to buy one AND help Positive Directions!

Art 4 Life Art Show and Preview Party
Sponsored by Stella Artois

When: Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Where: Harris & Co. Frame Shop/Diver Studio, 424 S. Commerce
Time: 5:00-9:00
How much: FREE!

Get a sneak peek at the amazing art you will have the chance to bid on at Art 4 Life! And enjoy an ice cold Stella Artois while you’re there.


Sponsored by Planet Hair, The Greteman Group, 104.5 The Fox, The Kansas CW, Christopher Clark Designer Portraits and Bud Light.

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