A Black Tie affair 2023

Join us on Saturday, February 25th in celebrating the Seattle Erotic Art Festival with our prestigious membership program, the Art Activist Society.

You are cordially invited to an exclusive soirée benefiting the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. We are pleased to host you at Gallery Erato, Seattle’s year-round home of erotic art. Join us for an evening of performances, live music, a unique way to participate in the art and support the festival, and a sneak peek at the 2023 selected art.

Black Tie Affair tickets are available here!

Sneak Preview

One of the most exciting parts of this evening, is the preview of what SEAF2023 will offer. A slideshow of accepted and invited visual artists will be playing throughout the evening. Jurors and curators will be on hand to share stories about why particular pieces of art were chosen. The Festival Director, Sophia Sky, will reveal exciting details about festival plans. Art Activists have the first opportunity to purchase visual art at the Black Tie Affair.  What better way to avoid the disappointment of seeing a red dot on the piece of art you fall in love with?

Art Docents will be on hand to answer questions about art and process sales. All art that is purchased at the Black Tie Affair will be available for pick up at the end of the Festival on Sunday, April 23rd. Art Activists that cannot join us at the Affair will be provided an online gallery to preview the art.


Performances for the evening are curated by our Performance Director, Boom Boom L’Roux, and they are sure to astound and amaze, leaving you breathless for what is to come at the Festival. Boom Boom has invited some of the most alluring artists in Seattle to grace our stage. This evening’s entertainment will be a sample of the delights that await you at SEAF at the end of April.

Agatha Angina

Returning to the Gallery Erato stage after last year’s Seduction: Underworld, Agatha Angina is a PNW based circus performer who will contort their way into your heart. We are pleased to showcase their aerial and bending skills for your enjoyment.

Tout D’Lou

Boom Boom has found a sexy clown and burleque performer to join us for the evening, who also happens to be a model featured in one of the selected art pieces in the SEAF2023 exhibition!

Nibbles and Desserts

This year’s amuse bouche is sure to delight with an assortment of savory and sweet treats. These delicious treats are perfect for your after-dinner nibbling pleasure. Our volunteer chef has carefully crafted the menu to please anyone’s palate while respecting our more sensitive patrons’ dietary needs. Many of these decadent bites are gluten-free and or vegan. Definitely make sure you eat a light dinner to have room to at least sample these treats:
~Caprese skewers
~Haloumi with hot honey
~Cucumber cream cheese bites with salmon
~Mini cheesecakes
~Chocolate mousse bites
~Fruit skewers

Libations from our no-host bar will be on hand to help wash down your tasty treats, as well as a complimentary mocktail created just for the evening.

More ways to support the Festival

Buy raffle tickets for a chance to win baskets filled with sexy goodies from our sponsors, supporters, and donors. Raffle tickets will be on sale for $5 each, or $40 for an inseam or bust measurement in tickets.

This year’s raffle baskets are still being assembled and will feature art from previous festivals, as well as items and treats from donors and some of our wonderful sponsors.

Dress to Impress

Our idea of “black tie” is more risqué than the average cocktail party, so feel free to wear those outfits you don’t normally get to pull out of your closet! For of those of you who enjoy costuming more than formal- or fetish-wear, we invite you to join us by dressing on the theme of “celebration”. Creative interpretation is encouraged. When in doubt, wear what makes you feel fancy or sexy. And don’t forget your mask!


Gallery Erato
309 First Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104

Tickets can be purchased here. Cost: $120 or Free with Society membership

Your ticket purchase may be applied toward a Art Activist Society membership if you become an Activist before April 15th, 2022

Join the Art Activist Society and attend this celebration for free. Join the Society or renew your membership during the party and your entrance fee will be applied towards your membership. (Note that there is no obligation to join.)

COVID-19 Safety: Attendance is limited to accommodate reduced capacity.   We are encouraging all in attendance to be vaccinated and wear masks when not eating or drinking, though they are not required. Ventilation fans will be running the whole evening. Hand sanitizer will be available.

All proceeds benefit the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. The Festival is produced by the Pan Eros Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Donations and a portion of Art Activist Society membership dues are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.