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

Save the Date for KAC’s annual ARTbeat Benefit Auction & Gala: 80s Thriller

October 29, 2016

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

“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 from over 30 of the region’s best emerging and established artists, travel, fine wine, dining, and unique experiences, yours for the bidding in our silent and live auctions presented by Auctioneer Fred Northup. The evening includes a delicious 3-course meal and complimentary wine and cocktails.

Get your tickets now for ARTbeat: 80s 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.

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  • Live Auction at KAC's ARTbeat Benefit Gala and Auction
    Live Auction
  • ARTbeat guests in '70s costumes
    Music & Dancing
  • Cocktail reception at KAC's ARTbeat Benefit Gala and Auction
    Cocktail Reception
  • Silent Auction at KAC's ARTbeat Benefit Gala and Auction
    Silent Auction
  • ARTbeat guest in flapper costume
    Style Contest

Catalog Preview

Please check back later in 2016 for our upcoming auction catalog preview.

View our 2015 ARTbeat Catalog

The William Radcliffe Studio Challenge Award

Kirkland Arts Center was honored to have Larry Metcalf as the 2015 Studio Challenge juror. Metcalf has extensive creative experience both as an art educator and an interior and exhibition designer. He has been a professor of art for over 50 years and a curator of art exhibitions for 30 years, including a stint at the Bellevue Arts Museum. His work has been featured in group exhibitions at galleries all over the Pacific Northwest, including the Seattle Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, and the Henry Art Gallery.

Congratulations to 2015 William Radcliffe Studio Challenge Winner Anna Macrae for her piece

Congratulations to 2015 William Radcliffe Studio Challenge Winner Anna Macrae for her piece “Pretty Bubbles.”

  • Toni Almerico
  • Susan Derrick
  • Anna Macrae
  • Donna Lindeman Porter
  • Ken Turner
  • Daya Bonnie Astor
  • Pamela Beer
  • Christopher Fox
  • Joy Hagen
  • Lyla Jacobsen
  • Barbara Noonan
  • Nancy Paulson Fox
  • Joanne Shellan
  • Barbara Solomon
  • Jan Tervonen
  • Carole Weaks
Participate in the Studio Challenge

Style Tips

The 2016 ARTbeat theme is 80s 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.

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
Guest viewing donated art at the ARTbeat silent auction

ARTbeat Donors

Kirkland Arts Center is grateful for the generous support from our 2015 donating artists, businesses, and individuals.

  • Freddy Abrams
  • Beth Adams
  • Scott Alberts
  • Toni Almerico
  • Daya Bonnie Astor
  • John Avendaño
  • Brandon Beach
  • Pamela Beer
  • Kathy Bennett
  • Betz Bernhard
  • Thomas Boatright
  • Joanne Bohannon
  • Patti Bowman
  • Henk Dawson
  • Susan Derrick
  • E. Valentine DeWald
  • Merrily Dicks
  • Michael Dickter
  • Christopher Fox
  • Nancy Paulson Fox
  • Sherri Gamble
  • Beverly Ash Gilbert
  • Diana Grant
  • Joy Hagen
  • Patty Haller
  • Amy Hamblin
  • Frank Hannigan
  • Stephanie Hargrave
  • Fran Holt
  • Shehab Hossain
  • Lyla Jacobsen
  • Steve Jensen
  • Cheryll Leo-Gwin
  • Anne Lindsay
  • Anna Macrae
  • Joan Mamelok
  • Bryn Mooney
  • Barbara Noonan
  • Marty Peterson
  • Donna Lindeman Porter
  • Flora Ramirez Bustamante
  • Carol Ross
  • Rachelle Royer
  • Ellen Rutledge
  • Melissa Schafer
  • Joanne Shellan
  • Anna Skibska
  • Barbara Solomon
  • Brian Somers
  • Jan Tervonen
  • Ken Turner
  • Joann Wadge
  • Patti Simpson Ward
  • Carole Weaks
  • Joan Wrench
  • Lu Yansheng
  • Adam Yungbluth
  • 5th Avenue Theatre
  • ACT Theatre
  • All Star Massage and Spa
  • Anchi Tan-Miller, ATM International Florist
  • Armbrust Intl.
  • Bali Designs by Robert Manse
  • Banya 5 Urban Spa
  • Bear Mountain Ranch Golf Course
  • Bellevue Arts Museum
  • Bellevue Plastic Surgeons
  • Benson Vineyards Estate Winery
  • Blu Sardinia
  • Bombai Cutters
  • Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
  • Cactus
  • Cafe Veloce
  • Caffe Ladro
  • Cairdeas Winery
  • Charles Cotugno Photography
  • Chateau Ste. Michelle
  • Chihuly Garden and Glass
  • Clipper Vacations
  • Common Folk
  • Creative Children for Charity
  • Crush Footwear
  • Dakshin South Indian Bistro
  • Deru Market and Catering
  • EMP Museum
  • Encore Media
  • ExtraSlice Smartspace
  • Fielding Hills Winery
  • Fivash Cellars, Margaret and Scott Fivash
  • Ford Hyundai of Kirkland
  • Frye Art Museum
  • George’s Café
  • Greggs Cycle, Greenlake
  • Hanna Johansson Photography
  • Heathman Hotel
  • Heavy Restaurant Group
  • Hector’s
  • Henry Art Gallery
  • Henry Bischofberger Violins
  • Hotel Bellevue and the Bellevue Club
  • Hotel Monaco
  • Hothouse Spa & Sauna
  • Hyatt Regency Bellevue
  • Icicle Brewing Co., Leavenworth
  • Il Fornaio
  • Imagine Designs
  • Impressions Photography
  • Inn at the Market
  • Jamie McKay, Striking Art Studio
  • Karma Vineyards
  • Kevin Carder, Paradiso Olive Oils & Vinegars
  • KEXP
  • Kirkland Courtyard Marriott
  • Kirkland Fire Department
  • Kirkland Performance Center
  • L15 Salon
  • Lady Yum
  • Lake WA Symphony Orchestra
  • Lee Johnson Chevrolet
  • Loretta Cooper, Smithsonian
  • Lucia
  • Lynn’s Bistro
  • Mastoloni Pearls
  • Metropolitan Market- Kirkland
  • Meylah
  • Mi Mexico
  • Milagro Cantina
  • Mod Skin & Body
  • Museum Quality Framing
  • Novell Design Studio
  • One Wines, Inc.
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet
  • Piano Brilliance
  • Purple Wall
  • Rikki Rikki
  • Ristorante Paradiso
  • Rosario Resort & Spa
  • ryan james fine arts
  • Salon 150
  • Seastar
  • Seattle Art Museum
  • Seattle Arts & Lectures
  • Seattle Children’s Theatre
  • Seattle Food Tours
  • Seattle Mariners
  • Seattle Repertory Theater
  • Seattle Sounders
  • Seattle Symphony
  • Seattle Theater Group
  • Seattle International Film Festival
  • Shaard Cellars LLC
  • Shamiana Restaurant
  • Speak with Power Consulting
  • Still Spa
  • Stother Dermatology & Laser Treatment Center
  • Studio East
  • Sugar Mountain Group
  • Tatiana Skye Photography
  • Teabook
  • Teatro Zinzanni
  • Ten Mercer
  • Teqlaa Corporation
  • The Benson Hotel
  • The Grape Choice
  • The Lodge
  • The Parlor Collection
  • The Ruins
  • Tiarani Studio
  • Totem Lake Hotel
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Tsillan Cellars
  • Tulalip Casino
  • Tutta Bella Neopolitan Pizzeria
  • ULT Wealth Advisors
  • Urban Coffee Lounge
  • Via Lago
  • Village Theatre
  • Vista Lago
  • Volterra
  • Wilde Rover
  • Wing Dome
  • Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
  • Woodland Park Zoo
  • Woodmark Hotel
  • WorldMark by Wyndham
  • Zamani World Dance Studio
  • Ann and Don Jenkins
  • Anna Skibska
  • Ashley Meadows
  • Carole and T.J. Woosely
  • Charlie Lybecker
  • Coralyn Whitney and Dwight Gadd
  • Dr. Marie Peters
  • Erika Lee
  • Eugene Lee & Hyun-Ah Cho
  • Hal Howard
  • Jeff Raulston
  • Jennifer and Andy Gill
  • Joe Figone
  • Karen and Mike Chadduck
  • Kei Hirose
  • Kerry and Michael Meadows
  • Lynn Sanborn
  • Margaret and Ron Shapiro
  • Marian Poole, Chef
  • Marty and Sue Peterson
  • Merrily Dicks
  • Pat Colyar
  • Patty Leverett
  • Penny Sweet
  • Rachelle Royer
  • Ranu and Manish Ladha
  • Renee Serreze
  • Rupa Palasamudram
  • Satomi and Dave Pellerin
  • Shanika Weerasundara
  • Steve and Greta Dunn
  • Sue and Joe Bell
  • Sue and Tom Nadon
  • Susan Thurston
  • Suzy Mings
  • Todd Houle
  • Tom Maccarone
  • Von Smith

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
  • Ryan James
  • Maggie Jiang
  • Kara Mumea

ARTbeat Art Committee

  • Cheryll Leo-Gwin
  • Bernadette Monroe
  • Michael Monroe
  • Anna Skibska
  • Frances Taylor

Special thanks to the KAC Angels for their support and Marc Hoffman, Songbird Photography for photography.

Questions about ARTbeat?

Email or call (425) 822-7161 x182.