Mad Hatters Ball: AIGA Philadelphia Annual Gala and Silent Auction
AIGA Philly Mad Hatters Ball

Mad Hatters Ball

AIGA Philadelphia Annual Gala and Silent Auction

Date and Time

Friday, June 12, 2015 7:00pm–11:00pm

Event Address

Christ Church Neighborhood House
20 N. American Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

Join us down the rabbit hole for a festive evening of madness and whimsy, a silent auction, music, prizes, food and drinks. Don’t forget to come wearing semi-formal attire and your most fashionable or wackiest hat. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative hats!

As our largest fundraising event of the year, proceeds support AIGA Philadelphia SPACE and our continued programming of lectures, exhibits and workshops that enrich the community and our membership of over 600 local design professionals, educators and students.

For the first time, the items available for auction bidding include special commissioned works with a “Mad Hatter/Alice in Wonderland” theme by top local designers and illustrators. Exciting “Mystery Boxes” from select design studios will also be available by raffle.

View photos from our past silent auction event — Speakeasy and Masquerade.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

The White Rabbit Sponsor:

Cheshire Cat Sponsor:


The Caterpillar Sponsor:

Opera Philadelphia



Support this event by making a monetary donation now. All proceeds go towards supporting current and future programming. We are also asking for in-kind donations, such as gift certificates, tickets, services, products, travel or other merchandise. If you’d like to donate an item for the auction, please contact

To make an online donation, click here


Local businesses and community members can support this event by placing an advertisement in the Gala program book. For more information and to place an ad, click here.

Become a Sponsor

Partnering with AIGA Philadelphia as a corporate sponsor is a wonderful way to show your support for our organization and take advantage of an excellent advertising opportunity for your business. Corporate sponsors receive recognition in the Gala program book, on our website, in social media, on signage at the event, and much more! Download the list of sponsorship levels and benefits for this event.

For more information or to become a sponsor, please contact our Partnership Director, Gina Kernan at

Become a Volunteer

We are currently looking for volunteers to help us during this event. If you would like to join our volunteer team, please contact us at

Ticket Prices

Advance Sales:

$45 AIGA Member
$60 Non-member

Sales at Door:

$55 AIGA Member
$70 Non-member

Must be 21+ to drink alcohol. IDs will be checked at the door.

Hashtag for the event

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Featuring Poseybooth!

Auction items from

Amber Theater


Art + Science

A Taste of Britain

AIGA Philadelphia SPACE

Bario-Neal Jewelry

Body Cycle Studio


Chris Buoni

Girls Can Tell

The Clay Studio


Craig Welsh


Goorin Bros. Philadelphia

Hamilton Wood Type

Ivy Tree Designs

Jeremy Holmes

Kate Moross 

Kramer Portraits

Lead Graffiti

Le Petite Chef

Little Nest Portraits

Lizidalena Jewelry

Longwood Gardens

Lucky Strike

Main Line Art Center

Morris Arboretum

National Constitution Center


Opera Philadelphia

Philadelphia Independents

Philly Power Yoga & Thrive Pilates

P.S. & Co.

Quarto Publishing Group USA

Rittenhouse Needlepoint



STARR Restaurants


The Barnes Foundation

The Fabric Workshop and Museum 

The Franklin Fountain


Tongue & Groove Spontaneous Theater



United By Blue

Woodmere Art Museum


Mystery Boxes from

SK Designworks
Headcase Design
Heads of State
Go Welsh
AIGA Philadelphia

Special Artwork from

Mitzie Testani
Maribeth Kradel-Weitzel
Tim Pacific
Shawn Hileman
John Langdon
Ron Cala
Robb Leef
Christie Morrison

When & Where
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Christ Church Neighborhood House
20 North American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106