Event "It’s not an accident that the Erotic Arts Ball is happening in a church because I’m holding church,” Miss Ann, the woman behind the 10th anniversary event scheduled for Oct. 29, said. “It’s like a celebration of Eros and thanking God. Eros love is a gift from God. If not for Eros, none of us would be here." “Angels” by Jerry Stem, part of the Erotic Arts Ball this Friday night. One hundred erotic artworks (curated by Jennifer Kaye of LAMP) by artists across the country will be exhibited and for sale at the kink-themed gala. “Abra Cadaver, a Goth-industrial-melodic band, is coming up from Lexington to perform,” Miss Ann said. Performance artists, music and vendors (including a portrait photographer for the perfect souvenir) are on the bill for the ball.

“It’s giving all of these talented people a platform as world-class as I can make it,” Miss Ann said of this over-the-top event.

“I love this city. There’s always been an art scene here,” Miss Ann said of why she chose Indianapolis for the event.

With online ticket sales drawing a healthy regional erotic crowd to the city for the weekend, she’s certainly doing her part for commerce. “I am really behind the mayor’s Cultural Tourism Initiative,” she said.

The evening starts with a lingerie retrospective. “1920s through the 1970s with the evolution and the social implications like women’s liberation explained,” Miss Ann said.

Rachel, a custom corset maker of Sureen Haute Couture, will present a show of corsetry and fetish outfits. “Her fashion show is set to naughty nursery rhymes,” in which models will be acting out vignettes.

InKink of Indiana, an organization dedicated to BDSM safety and education, will also be on hand. They are a coalition partner with the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, a lobbying organization in Washington, D.C. Attendees can register to vote even though it will be too late for this election.

“We also will have Trigger the Human Equine,” Miss Ann said of this fetish star who’s been on HBO, featured in a VH1 documentary and been filmed for a Playboy Sexterra video. “Trigger … has the soul of the horse. He likes to be kept in a barn and treated like a horse. I brought him out in May to do a workshop on ‘pony play.’ Pony play is like a fetish. It’s a kink … for people who like to pretend that they’re horses,” she explained. “They pull carts and dress up.”

Miss Ann intends to preach her message, that people don’t have to be strangled by their fear, at the ball. It’s an event where “Everyone is free to be who they are as an individual,” she emphasized.

You must be at least 21 years of age to attend the ball at the Fletcher Pointe building, 501 Fletcher Ave. (intersection of South, Virginia, East and Fletcher) from 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Photo ID required. Full cash bar. Erotic, fetish, formal (black tie) and masquerade attire required.

Advance tickets (on sale at LAMP and the Melody Inn) are $20, $25 day of show. Visit www.eroticartsball.com for complete details, map, performers, artists, vendors, sponsors, history and PayPal ticket purchase.


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