Immersive performances.

New worlds of wonder.

A whole night of unexpected delights.

The ArtsWest Annual Gala & Auction has set the bar in Seattle by blending our trademark artistic audacity with a heartfelt celebration of community and the spirit of giving.

Join us on July 27, 2019 for an evening full of surprises, inspiration and joy as we celebrate the support of outstanding donors like you - a community of curious, engaged people committed to the lasting impact of art.

Don’t miss the most exciting night of the year. Join us!



(206) 938-0963



Canvas Event Space

3412 4thAve S

Seattle, WA 98134




  • 5:30pm Doors Open/ Performances Begin

  • 6:40pm Silent Auction 1 Closes

  • 6:50pm Silent Auction 2 Closes

  • 7:15pm Dinner Program Begins

    • Welcome from Board President

    • Presentation of the Alhadeff-Kongsgaard Award

    • Golden Ticket Drawing

    • Dessert Dash

    • Live Auction

    • Raise the Paddle


Where is the auction? Canvas Event Space, 3412 4th Ave S. in SODO. You can access a map here.

Where do I park? We recommend a taxi, Lyft or Uber! Canvas Event Space has limited parking that is likely to fill up. If you choose to drive, consider carpooling or adding extra time to account for parking.Nearby parking garages include Diamond Parking Service at 2930 1st Ave S, along with street parking.

How do I purchase a table or tickets? Click here to visit our ticketing site, or call Development Officer Andy Valdez-Pape at 206-938-0963. Purchase your tickets today at last year’s price - the ticket price will increase after 5/25!

Please note each individual ticket has a fair market value of $85. Any additional amount paid per ticket is tax-deductible and may be eligible to be matched by your employer.

What are my meal choices? We have three delicious meal choices from Duos Catering they are:

  1. Honey Chicken: Herb-marinated honey chicken over roasted vegetables with potato-leek puree and preserved lemon petite greens

  2. Salmon & Brussels Sprouts: Seared salmon with potato puree, brussels sprouts, peas, pearl onion, chile oil

  3. Stuffed Tomato Cacciatore: Two large blanched globe tomatoes filled with quinoa cooked with rustic herb tomato and caper sauce on a bed of arugula salad with a lemon vinaigrette

Can I buy tickets at the door? Our annual auction sells out, so get your tickets early to ensure you have a seat!

If I am unable to attend, can I make a tax-deductible ‘regrets’ gift? Absolutely! Click here to support great art through our site, or you can mail your gift; check payable to ArtsWest (4711 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116.) Additionally, you can call Andy Valdez-Pape at 206-938-0963 to make arrangements.

Is there a dress code? This year’s theme is RED: so dress boldly in red! Wear that red dress, cherry shirt, crimson blouse or even your ruby shoes. Embrace RED with us!

Can I volunteer for the auction? Yes! Volunteering is a wonderful way to support the event. E-mail us to connect about volunteer opportunities.

Can I donate an item for the silent or live auction? Yes! We are still accepting auction items. If you would like to donate, please contact us by e-mailing Andy at or calling 206-938-0963.

Can I sponsor the event? Yes! ArtsWest’s Gala & Auction is our signature event and we’d love your support. We have many options available to help you and your company meet your goals through a series of benefits! Contact us by e-mailing Andy at or calling 206-938-0963 to connect.

What is ArtsWest? ArtsWest is a non-profit theater that produces artistic events that provoke conversation, incite the imagination and use live theater as a powerful agent of change. Visit our website for more information!

What artwork is on display at Canvas? Canvas boasts work from Western Bridge on long-term display guests can see works by Frank Gehry, Jeppe Hein, Mungo Thompson, Benjamin Bergmann and Dara Friedman.


 Questions? Contact Andy Valdez-Pape at