Art House Productions Announces Snow Ball Gala & Honorees

Snow Ball Gala

Art House Productions and sponsor SILVERMAN will present the 15th Annual Snow Ball Gala on Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 7 p.m. – 12 a.m., with VIP beginning at 6p.m., at The Glass Gallery at Mana Contemporary, 10 Senate Place, Jersey City.

This year’s theme is Into The Deep, creative black-tie attire is encouraged.

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The CoolVines VIP Cocktail reception includes a 6 p.m. champagne toast with Snow Ball honorees Jack Halpin (co-founder of Art House Productions) and Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects (the architects of Art House’s permanent future home at 180 Morgan St.), first look at our silent auction, cocktails from Coolvines, martinis from All Points West, and exclusive catering from The Brightside Tavern, plus a few exciting surprises!

Doors open at 7 p.m. for all guests, with additional live entertainment, open bar drinks, and delicious food to be announced.

Tickets are $150 in advance ($175 at the door) and $250 for the CoolVines VIP Cocktail reception. $55 Tickets are available for Under 35, ADA, and Artists, as well as $100 Celebrate from Home tickets for patrons unable to join the event in-person.

Proceeds benefit an ambitious season of performing and visual arts and arts education, and more original theater on the mainstage this spring. Tickets may be purchased at

Meredith Burns, Art House’s Executive Artistic Director, says “After 14 incredible Snow Ball Galas hosted at our former spaces in Jersey City, we are partnering with Mana Contemporary to present our popular fundraiser in The Glass Gallery across 25,000 square feet. This year’s event will be supersized, but will retain the creative design and community spirit that makes Snow Ball so indelible. There’s no better event than Snow Ball to connect with old friends, meet new ones, and celebrate the arts in Jersey City. Get your tickets early, because this magical, creative black-tie gala sells out every year!”

The event is presented by SILVERMAN and sponsored by Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects, CoolVines, Brightside Tavern, New Jersey Beer Company, Freeman, Tito’s Vodka, Modcup Coffee, Corgi Spirits, All Points West Distillery, and Yelp.

Discounted tickets for patrons with disabilities are available for $55. The Glass Gallery at Mana Contemporary is wheelchair accessible; accessible bathroom trailers are located just outside the venue. The ramp from the Mana parking lot to the entrance of the Glass Gallery is not ADA accessible; it is recommended that patrons with limited mobility are dropped off at the front of the building. For more information about patron services and accessibility, please email

Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects

Since MHS’s founding in 1981, Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects has orchestrated award winning architectural, planning and design services for a long list of residential and mixed-use developments. But more than winning awards, their inventive and successful solutions have repeatedly helped provide the kind of returns that developers expect and appreciate. Guided by the principles of new urbanism, they have been the leading force in creating the new face for Hoboken’s incredible revitalization. And throughout New Jersey, they are at the cutting edge of several significant trends: the trend to bring downtowns back to small towns, design and planning for transit-oriented smart growth developments, and the critical trend of implementing green, sustainable architecture. In August 2021, The New Jersey Chapter of American Concrete Institute bestowed 180 Morgan in Jersey City with a Merit Award in the High Rise Category.

Jack Halpin

Jack joined up with Art House shortly after it’s founding in 2001 and immediately began wearing many hats: Director, Writer, Designer, Curator, Production and Stage Manager, Scenic Artist, Audio Technician, Performer and Host. He officially assumed the role of Artistic Director in 2008 until stepping down in 2013. As a Founding Board Member, Jack helped define and develop the mission and structure of AHP to achieve incorporation and designation as a Non-Profit (501c3), crucial steps in our future growth. He prioritized building a welcoming and accessible environment. He especially enjoyed transforming the space for a variety of original plays, multi arts group events and vital programs, including: YOUR MOVE Modern Dance Festival, STAGES Youth Musical Theatre Conservatory, JC ReBuild (Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser), Game Show Fever, The LGBTQ Prom, The Snow Ball Annual Gala, and AHP’s long running monthly Open Mic night; as well as fostering and supporting city wide festivals like JC Fridays.

Currently he continues his acting career – his television appearances include “Boardwalk Empire,” “Friends From College,” “Bull” and “Manifest” – as well as many commercials. He trained at Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, with many theatre credits in California and NYC. In addition Jack lends his production and technical experience to Rock-It Docket, Lux Performing Arts, Production Post, ThisLearning, Friggin’ Fabulous Productions, Jersey City Theatre Center and other local organizations; and, he can be seen and heard locally as a singer/songwriter.

He cherishes the countless collaborations with the Art House team and the tremendous variety of artists and arts organizations, community members and leaders, students and volunteers that threw in together with us. He’s very proud of Art House reaching its 20th Anniversary and grateful to all our supporters over the years and, to the current staff for continuing to give Arts a Home in Jersey City!


Art House Productions is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to the development and presentation of the performing and visual arts in Jersey City, NJ. Art House Productions presents theater, performing and visual arts festivals, arts events, visual art exhibitions, and adult and youth art classes. For more information about Art House programs, please visit our website at Follow on social media @arthouseproductions @arthouseprods.