Top 10 Highlights of the Festival
There are so many exciting things to do at the Festival this year.
Here are our top 10 highlights, in honor of our 10 year anniversary.
Will you do all 10? We hope so, and trust you’ll enjoy every moment.
10 : Lectures and Workshops
Learn something new at our engaging lectures and workshops.
From an intimate evening with Christopher Ryan, co-author of the award-winning New York Times bestseller Sex at Dawn, to workshops with our Masters of Erotic Art David Steinberg and Michael Rosen, to so much more… we’re sure you’ll be enticed.
And join us on Sunday June 17 for Meet the Jury, a free panel discussion with this year’s visual art jurors Dan Savage, Daniel McGlothlen, Ellen Forney, Jim Duvall and Mistress Matisse (pending juror availability).
9 : Literary Art
Cheer for your favorite performer in our first ever Seattle Poetry Slam: Erotic Edition.
Attend the Poets’ Favorite tours, where literary artists lead you to pieces in the exhibition and perform the poems they wrote, inspired by those works.
Listen to live readings by Seattle’s hottest spoken word performers, including the celebrated Afrodisiacs.
And take home all 50 poems and short stories in this year’s literary exhibition in our beautiful printed anthology.
8 : Short Film
Watch our three captivating short film programs featuring award-winners and international gems.
Plan to join us on Sunday, June 24 for a special program playing for one day only: Queer Pride: Best of The Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.
And don’t miss our special Q&A sessions with filmmakers and curators, occurring on Saturday June 16 at 8pm, Sunday June 17 at 6:30pm, Friday June 22 at 8pm, and Saturday June 23 at 8pm.
7 : Shopping
Indulge yourself and expand your art collection by purchasing treasures at the Festival.
Not only can you add delights to your private treasury, but you also support living artists and the Festival itself by acquiring new pieces.
6 : After-Parties
Dance at our three vibrant after-parties (or just admire all the delicious eye-candy).
Join us on Saturday June 16 for “LOVE”, Friday June 22 for “PRIDE” and Saturday June 23 for “LUST”.
5 : Installations
Admire the stunning Spider Web, an immense 20′ high by 40′ wide steel-cable spider web. A beautiful piece of art in its own right, as well as a never-before-seen vertical stage for captivating aerial and bondage performances.
Gaze upon the revolutionary history of gay erotic art, in HomoPhotoArt: A Sixty Year rEvolution illustrating the profound transition from resriction to proliferation, and hear from the artist Jim Wilkinson during two special Pride Art Tours.
Earn erotic achievements by participating in sexy demonstrations at Sensation City, and win hot prizes.
Share the story of your first sexual experience, and watch it come to life as The Virgin Project turns it into a one page cartoon.
Slip off your panties and create your own photograph at Pantie Portraits.
4 : Performances
Revel in the dazzling performances on the main stage, headlined by “Original Boylesque King” Tigger! from New York City, and featuring local favorites including Miss Indigo Blue, Elizabeth Rose and Waxie Moon.
Watch breathtaking aerial and bondage performances on the stunning Spider Web, as never seen before.
Laugh out loud as the internationally acclaimed cabaret duo The Wet Spots perform live, original music.
3 : Visual Art
Fall in love with the visual art, with over 250 pieces to admire and desire.
Witness the unveiling of our first five Masters of Erotic Art, Barbara Nitke, Betty Dodson, Charles Gatewood, David Steinberg and Michael Rosen.
Attend our special art tours.
And add to your private art collection.
2 : Opening Weekend and the Fremont Fair
It’s your first chance to see and purchase the art!
It’s also your chance to meet the Meet the Visual Art Jury, on Sunday June 17.
(Note that painted naked bicyclists get in for free on Saturday!)
1 : Grand Finale Weekend and Seattle Pride
Celebrate Pride at the Festival during our grand finale weekend.
Enjoy a beautiful Gay Art Retrospective.
Watch our special Queer Pride short film program, playing Sunday only.
Dance at two vibrant after-parties “PRIDE” and “LUST”.
Attend Pride Art Tours with celebrated figures in the queer community… and more!
And that’s just the top 10. There’s so much more to do as we celebrate “10 Years of Love and Lust”.
Peruse our Festival schedule and come see for yourself. Join us June 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24 at Fremont Studios.
Have your passes yet? They’re selling fast! Get your tickets now so you don’t miss out. We highly recommend the Full Festival Pass or Luxury VIP Experience… there’s so much to see, how could you choose just one day?