Date and Location

Saturday, February 25, 2017 | Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center (Entrance at Thomas St & 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109)

Schedule

5:00 PM Registration and champagne / Curator preview tour with Deborah Paine of Seattle's Office of Arts & Culture and Jonathan Wood of Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art / Tin-type photo booth with photographer Daniel Carrillo / Photo booth installation by sculptor Leah Gerrard

6:00 PM Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres / Silent auction / Music by Simone

7:30 PM Performance by Spectrum Dance Theater + Donald Byrd / Dinner and live auction with auctioneer Laura Michalek

8:30 PM Fund the Artists with visual artist and writer Barbara Earl Thomas / Donations generously matched by the Klorfine Foundation

9:30 PM Live auction concludes

Menu

First Course Black kale salad, shaved apple, Locatelli pecorino, pine nuts, saba-lemon vinaigrette, rustic hearth breads, salted butter

Entrée Braised short boneless ribs, shallot bourdelaise, freeze-dried vegetable crisp, Crater Lake bleu cheese grits cake, herb-roasted baby carrots

Vegan Entrée Amaranth & mushroom stuffed delicata squash, roasted tri-color fingerlings, romanesco

Desserts Blood orange curd Pavlova, pomegranate seeds, Swiss meringue | Chocolate-Kahlua cheesecake tartlets | Spiced cupcake, maple butter cream, candied bacon, bourbon pipette 

The auction features performances from recent Artist Trust' grant recipients. Here's Esther de Monteflores in 2015.

An installation by Elizabeth Gahan was the backdrop for our 80's themed 2016 auction. 2017 will feature another memorable photo booth.

An installation by Elizabeth Gahan was the backdrop for our 80's themed 2016 auction. 2017 will feature another memorable photo booth.

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Guests can participate in the 'golden ticket' raffle - a chance to win any item in the live auction.
A 'Fund the Artists' frenzy! Fund the Artists is our paddle raise: a chance for guests to support Artist Trust's mission by making tax-deductible cash contributions.

A 'Fund the Artists' frenzy! Fund the Artists is our paddle raise: a chance for guests to support Artist Trust's mission by making tax-deductible cash contributions.

FAQ

Where is the auction? Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109 (Lower Queen Anne). Directions from I-5: Exit at Mercer St and head west toward the Space Needle. Left on 5th Ave. Right on Denny Way. Right on 2nd Ave N. Fisher Pavilion is located near Thomas St & 2nd Ave N.

Where do I park? Use a taxi, Lyft or Uber! With multiple events at Seattle Center, traffic and parking is congested, limited and paid parking lots in Seattle Center fill up. If you must drive, carpool or arrive early. The closest parking garage to Fisher Pavilion is the 1st Ave N Garage. Enter on 1st Ave N or Warren, between Thomas St & John St.

How do I purchase a table? See tickets page above, or call 206/467-8734 x26.

How can I purchase a ticket to the auction? See tickets page above, or call 206/467-8734 x26.

Can I buy tickets at the door? Get your tickets early. Our auction always sells out!

If I am unable to attend, can I make a tax-deductible ‘regrets’ gift? Yes. See tickets page above or call 206/467-8734 x26. 

How should I dress? Envision the future. Metallic strongly encouraged.

Can I volunteer for the auction? Yes. See our volunteer page above for details!

Can I still donate artwork to the auction? No more donated items are being accepted for 2017. Contact Sonja Roach about artwork donations for 2018: sonja@artisttrust.org.

Can I still sponsor the auction? Yes. Please direct all sponsorship inquiries to Cristina Friday: friday@artisttrust.org.

What does Artist Trust do? Artist Trust is a non-profit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists of all disciplines throughout Washington State by offering grants, professional resources and career training: visit www.artisttrust.org for more information!

Why is the auction important? The auction is Artist Trust’s largest, single fundraising event, accounting for about 30% of our annual income. All proceeds benefit the mission of Artist Trust to support individual artists.

My question is still not answered. Please contact us! 206/467-8734 x16.

Winning bids are commemorated with a bottle of champagne!

Winning bids are commemorated with a bottle of champagne!