Kirkland Arts Center Artbeat Fundraising Gala and Auction: 1980s Thriller

Save the Date for Kirkland Arts Center’s annual ARTbeat Benefit Auction & Gala: 80’s Thriller

October 29, 2016

at the Westin Bellevue Hotel
doors open at 5:30pm

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“It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurking in the dark.” Night creatures one and all, join Kirkland Arts Center for a ghoulish 8th annual ARTbeat Benefit Auction & Gala. Discover fantastic art, wines, items and experiences in our live and silent auctions, featuring the artwork of over 30 of the region’s best emerging and established artists, all in support of Kirkland Arts Center. The evening includes a delicious 3-course meal and complimentary wine and cocktails.

Get your tickets now for ARTbeat: 80’s Thriller, a gala evening inspired by 1980s culture, music and Michael Jackson’s most iconic album.

ARTbeat is Kirkland Arts Center’s most significant fundraising event, providing affordable art classes for youth and adults, access to free visual arts experiences for underserved populations, dynamic free-admission gallery exhibitions, and preservation of the historic Peter Kirk building. In 2015, ARTbeat raised over $165,000 to support KAC’s mission to bring dynamic art experiences to the greater Seattle area.

Ticket Prices

$250 VIP Patron Ticket

Includes an exclusive VIP preview reception with the artists, VIP pre-registration, early bidding privileges starting at 4:30 PM, VIP seating during the Live Auction, and all the benefits of the Individual Ticket.

$150 Individual Ticket

Includes a cocktail reception and Silent Auction, three-course dinner, and Live Auction seating.

$1500 Host a Full Table of Guests

Bring your friends for a night of fun! Includes 10 seats with all the benefits of an Individual Ticket.

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Can’t make it to ARTbeat this year?

Make a Gift in Lieu of Attendance
ARTbeat guest in flapper costume

Style Tips

The 2016 ARTbeat theme is 80’s Thriller

In the spirit of returning to the past, we use the theme of our auction to celebrate influential and historical periods of art and culture. Dress to impress in your 80s era best for our ARTbeat Style Contest! The midnight hour is close at hand, show-off your Thriller inspired ghoulish garb or resurrect your favorite 80s icon. Enter if you dare!

Style tips and links will be posted soon.

ARTbeat Leadership

Our deepest gratitude to our Board of Directors and the following individuals for their leadership, who make this event possible:

ARTbeat Event Committee

  • Sue Bell
  • Angela Hung Byers
  • Jesse Freedman
  • Maggie Jiang

ARTbeat Art Committee

  • Ryan James
  • Frances Taylor
  • Cheryll Leo-Gwin

Special thanks to the KAC Angels for their support.

Questions about ARTbeat?

Email artbeat@kirklandartscenter.org or call (425) 822-7161 x106