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The Annual Beaux Arts Ball

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Since 2015

Thank you for attending the 2023 Beaux Arts Ball!
We hope to see you at 2024's event!

About AFSF's Beaux Arts Ball

Since 2015, AFSF has hosted the annual Beaux Arts Ball — an unforgettable evening filled with dancing, a live jazz band, wine tasting, fabulous food, casino tables, costume contest, raffle prizes, great networking, and more!

This festive evening is intended to celebrate and bring together those who plan, design, and build our beautiful city of San Francisco. Everyone in support of or interested in the Design, Architecture, Engineering, Contracting, Development, Construction, and related industries is welcome to the party! We encourage you to invite clients, colleagues, and young professionals to join us for this special event!

All proceeds from the annual Beaux Arts Ball supports AFSF’s mission of developing future AEC leaders through STEAM youth, mentorship, and educational programs, including:

  • Build SF
  • Summer Design Institute
  • Annual High School Design Competition
  • AFSF’s Other Educational and Internship Programs
For more information on our Annual Beaux Arts Ball or to get on AFSF’s mailing list for the 2024 invitation, please contact

What to Expect at the Event

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Themed Event
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Delicious Food & Beverages
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Costume & Masquerade Contest
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Wine Tasting
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Live Jazz Band
Raffle Prizes
Raffles From Our Sponsors
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Casino Tables
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Help a Good Cause

The History of the Beaux Arts Ball

The origins of the Beaux Arts Ball trace back to the 19th century in Paris in which faculty and students at the École des Beaux Arts (translates to School of Fine Arts in French) hosted the very first ball in 1892. The theme of the Ball asked for creativity and imagination beyond the scope of tamed human minds. Architects, painters, and sculptors drew inspiration from Carnival in the creation of elaborate haute costumes and floats. Prizes were awarded to the most outlandish and successful interpretations. Such wild and taboo activity (at the time) opened doors for future generations; almost 200 years later the celebration continues here in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area.