ARTbeat 2018

ARTbeat 2018 2018-10-08T14:58:43+00:00

Take a trip down the rabbit hole and see what awaits you at the 10th Annual ARTbeat Auction & Gala!

Saturday, October 20, 2018 // doors open at 5:30pm

W Hotel – Bellevue
10455 NE 5th St, Bellevue, WA 98004

 Bid on art, indulge in food and drink, and imagine KAC’s frabjous future.
Anything is possible at this Mad Hatter happening – all that’s missing is you!

ARTbeat is KAC’s most significant fundraising event, supporting vibrant art programs including our new after-school arts program, Make Your Mark; public art projects like Ed McCarthy’s Pareidolia Peopleaffordable art classes for youth and adults; free contemporary exhibitions and community events; and preservation of the historic Peter Kirk building.



Bring home the Power of Art! We’ve teamed up with glassybaby to create the Power of Art votive in celebration of the launch of KAC’s new Power of Art Strategic Plan. Every purchase supports KAC’s mission of expanding arts experiences to all on the Eastside. These votives are limited, so get yours soon!

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General Ticket holders will enjoy:

  • Silent Auction with appetizers and a no-host bar
  • Delicious three-course meal with wine courtesy of Chateau Beck during the Live Auction


All of the benefits of an General Ticket plus:

  • Enjoy a VIP Preview from 4:30-5:30pm with early bidding privileges, a chance to meet the featured artists, and a complimentary glass of champagne in hand!


You and nine friends will enjoy all the benefits of a general ticket:

  • Silent Auction with appetizers and a no-host bar
  • Delicious three-course meal with wine courtesy of Chateau Beck during the Live Auction


We are excited to feature Chateau Beck – Le Bec Fin – at this year’s event! Cocktails will also be available – VIPs have an additional opportunity to imbibe at the VIP Preview with champagne.


Enjoy tray passed appetizers and a scrumptious three-course meal.

Menu options are available! 

Roasted chicken with drunken mushroom ragu; Skuna Bay salmon with orange butter; rosemary fingerlings and broccolini.
Ratatouille stuffed Portobello, curried cauliflower rice, wilted baby kale, and red pepper puree.
Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions by 10/15. We will do our best to accommodate!

Dietary Restrictions: We are more than happy to work with our catering staff to provide you with a delicious meal that works with dietary restrictions you may have. Please make note of any allergies or needs when RSVP’ing or purchasing tickets. Please let us know before the event of these needs.


Stars of Verlaine and McCann’s Through The Looking Glass will be present to delight and mingle with guests. Enjoy the company of  Alice, The White Rabbit, and The Queen of Hearts. Learn more about Verlaine and McCann here. 

Can’t make it to ARTbeat this year?

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ARTbeat Leadership

Our deepest gratitude to the ARTbeat Event Committee and our Board of Directors who make this event possible:

  • Pat Pauley – Co-Chair, KAC Board Member
  • Kate Kelly – Co-Chair
  • Harmony Arnold
  • Scott Becker
  • Laura Dillaway
  • Claire Hargrave
  • MaryLu Hawes
  • Amy Hsieh
  • Jo Krueger
  • Tina Lathia
  • Blair Mus
  • Emily Mus
  • Barbara Molloy – KAC Board Member
  • Kim Nakanishi – KAC Board Member
  • Anna Skibska – KAC Board Member
  • Carol Stromberg
  • Frances Taylor
  • Cherry Van Overstraeten
  • John Adams – President
    Adams Architecture
  • Sue Bell – Vice President
    Community Leader
  • Marcelo Prieto – Treasurer
  • Ashwin Gonibeed – Secretary
  • Barbara Molloy
    Community Leader
  • Kim Nakanishi
    Community Leader
  • Patricia Pauley
    Community Leader, KKNW 1150AM
  • Vickie Sanders
    Community Leader
  • Anna Skibska
  • Rachel Wright

Questions about ARTbeat?

Email or call (425) 822-7161 x182.