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Bollywood Ball

Bollywood Ball Dancers

A unique celebration of Iowa’s rich and diverse cultures, the Bollywood Ball commemorated 10 year’s of CultureALL’s efforts in making Central Iowa a more inclusive, globally-minded, and vibrant community in which to live, study, work, and play. Check out the promotional video below, provided by our media sponsor: ABC Local-5/WOI–TV:

More than five hundred people of all cultures came together at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates for a magical, multi-cultural fusion of  food, fashion and fun.  Guests enjoyed live classical sitar performances, an enchanting Indian market, the art of traditional mehandi hand adornment, delicious Central Asian-inspired appetizers, and sweet delicacies as they danced the night away to music provided by DJ Raj. Here are some highlights from the event.

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More Fabulous Photos

A number of local photographers were on hand to capture the magic of the Bollywood Ball.  Many of their photos can be found in an album on our Facebook page, but here some links to the photographers’ own galleries.

Local blogger Belle Du Journal wrote a wonderful article about her experience at the Ball, which also includes some great photos.  Other friends who provided photos for our Facebook album include Kristy G. Knapp, Beyond Elegance, and Boesen the Florist.

Videos of Performances

An incredible array of performing artists brought their talents to the Ball.   Click on the links below to view a video of their performances:

Bollywood Fashion Resources

Bollywood-style attire – or any fun party attire – was encouraged for the Ball.  We complied a list of fashion resources for those who wanted to purchase Bollywood attire.  If you want to dress in true Bollywood style – or host your own Bollywood event – you might want to consider ordering clothing from one of these vendors. Be sure to order early so your outfit will arrive in time for your event!

Click here for Bollywood Ball Fashion resources.

Bollywood Raffle 

The Bollywood Ball also included a raffle with two fabulous prize packageclick here for more information.

Event Program & Volunteers

Click the button below to view a copy of our Event Program and see the names of the many community volunteers who helped make this evening possible:


Thanks to Our Bollywood Ball Sponsors:


Sammons Financial Group Principal Financial Group Advanced Technologies Group
Advanced Technologies Group
Grinnell College Veridian Credit Union GuideOne Insurance

Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines

Federal Home Loan Bank

Bankers Trust
Franke_logo_250  TMG West Bank
Homesteaders Life Conlin & Associates PREMAC Wealth Management
Community CPA Simonson & Associates R & R Realty
Maria Groceries Marcia & Rick Wanamaker Loretta & Bob Sieman
Dr. Richard Deming Jackie & Rich Pullen Joyce & Rick Chapman
Dick and Sachiko Murphy Carol & Jerry Grant Saatchi Kaira
Dennis Kelly Lonnetta Ragland John Schmidt & Deb Wiley
David Decker Danne Jones

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