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The party planning committee has partnered with Middle West Spirits and local mixologists in search of the perfect creative cocktail. Check them all out below!

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The drink with the most votes will be served as the featured beverage at Wonderball on January 28.

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Which cocktail would you like to see featured at Wonderball?

Winter wonder punch is a bright citrus and spice cocktail to warm you up on cool winter days. The stone fruit along with spice from the g...

A take on a classic champagne cocktail, the CMA Spritz embraces the fall flavors of the stone fruit, oranges, and pomegranate while deliv...

Survive the cold with a tasty stone fruit and tonic delight from Middle West Spirits.

Fun, bright and slightly floral. Easy drinking.


Presented by the Columbus Museum of Art

Dress-up, Dance, and Party for Creativity

Wonderball is a fundraising party for the Columbus Museum of Art on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Dress-up, play, and dance the night away at this affair of wondrous proportions, benefitting the Museum’s JPMorgan Chase Center for Creativity. This year the Museum is thrilled have Larry Smith, creator of the Six-Word Memoir, and Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black, as Honorary Event Chairs. Event details and tickets are available at

Included with Each Ticket:

  • Welcome cocktail and additional drink ticket
  • Sample bites from Columbus’ best eateries
  • After-hours access to CMA Galleries
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Tax-deductible donation benefitting the Museum’s creative programming and community initiatives

Meet the Mixologists

They are pretty great. Just sayin'.

Alex Eiler

Alex Eiler is the beverage manager of Strongwater Food and Spirits. He was a self-taught hobby mixologist for over five years and has been practicing professionally for three. He is also involved in the Columbus local music scene in his spare time.

William Willis III

William Willis III, Trey to most who know him, is a Columbus native that has been providing quality hospitality around town for 15 years.  To help stay current on trends, innovation and education, Trey is a member of the Columbus chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild. Trey currently serves up creative cocktails paired with great food with the team at The Avenue Steak Tavern.

Sean Ward

Sean Ward is the beverage director of Giuseppe's Ritrovo, celebrating twenty years in business, that he is proud to say he’s been part of for near a decade. The bar celebrates the booming cocktail industry with seasonal menus and a wide variety of spirits and wine to accompany a classic Italian meal unparalleled in this city!

Jillian Smith

Jillian Smith is bartender/manager at MOUTON in the Short North. She fell in love with the craft cocktail scene about three years ago while working at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza and Live Music in Worthington. Jillian has spent this last year traveling to cocktail seminars to try and improve her knowledge of the craft and is a member of the Columbus Chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild.

Event Timeline

Here's the plan!

Cocktail Competition Begins

You decide the featured cocktail at Wonderball! Vote with your dollars (fully tax-deductible gift) for your favorite drink here.

Cocktail Competition Ends

We'll announce the winning cocktail here!

CMA Wonderball

Attend Wonderball for a fun time and try out the featured cocktail selected by our Columbus Community.

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