Seduction 2023: Monstrous
Saturday, October 21

Doors Open 8PM | 21+
No new entry after 1A

It’s time for Seattle’s sexiest Halloween party! Gallery Erato is preparing to host Seduction: Monstrous – a night of music, dancing, ambient performances, and the hottest costumes to make it out of the bedroom await you!

Seduction this year offers two floors of Halloween revelry. Step into our parlor upstairs for a delightfully spooky party. You’ll rub elbows with creatures that go bump in the night (don’t worry, they’re on their best behavior) while roaming a fantastically macabre collection of art specifically curated for the season. If you’re feeling bold, head downstairs into the twisted laboratory. Bewitching beats will keep you dancing, and our bar will be mixing up the perfect cocktails and mocktails.

Please join the Pan Eros Foundation and the Seattle Erotic Art Festival at Gallery Erato on October 21. And remember, Seduction: Monstrous is a fundraiser for the 2024 Seattle Erotic Art Festival. By attending Seduction, you help make SEAF go!

An immersive performance experience

Black and white photo of Carson St. Clair, eyes covered in a beaded blindfold, wearing a lace bolero.

Our Mistress of Monsters, Carson St. Clair, has combed the darkest alleyways and most forgotten woods in search of something rare and terrifying. The most enthralling and alarming of these creatures will be set free in Gallery Erato for this special night. Don’t be afraid. The monsters have promised to leave all guests intact.

Hailing from Seattle, Carson is a multi-disciplinary artist, who first joined the community as a fetish and erotic art model, and has also added event producer, performance artist, and burlesque performer to her repertoire . She has been a performer at SEAF for 3 years on the main stage and as an interactive artist, and has also been a model for some of the art.

The delightful and potentially dangerous creatures which will be roaming the Gallery are brought to you by the Genevieve Fasano, Mordred, Onyx Wolf, and Blanca Dorado. Read more about our evening’s performers here.

DJs to bring out your dark side

Color picture of diem mixing, wearing a furry hat with wolf style ears and and sleeveless vest.

The scene: San Diego in 1993. diem moved to the beach haven after living in Australia for a year. House music was a relative newcomer to San Diego, and the beach and rock vibe would have diem rocking Richard Humpty Vission tracks the same night as AC/DC and Jimmy Buffet. That time was very influential and why he loves playing pretty much anything that gets him and the crowd dancing and smiling. diem is known for dancing behind the decks and joining the crowd mid-set.

diem resides in the PNW, having called Seattle home since 2001. He has performed in clubs and at festivals across the US, Canada, Hawaii, and Mexico. He defines his sound as “hardtribaldisco”, which is a blend of tribal Latin rhythms, hard funk, house beats, and breaks, to become the layered evil disco that gets everyone’s booty moving. This November will be his 30th year performing, so be sure to check him out and bring your boogie shoes!

Color picture of Deckard standing in front of a mixer, hands up in classic iconography pose, wearing a baseball hat and t-shirt.

Deckard is a versatile and experienced DJ who has been rocking the west coast since 2000. He started his career in Seattle, where he honed his skills and developed his eclectic taste in music. In 2005, he moved to San Francisco and immersed himself in the vibrant and diverse electronic music scene of the Bay Area. He has been a regular behind the decks at the most iconic venues in the city since then. 

Deckard has been a proud member of the Space Cowboys crew since 2009. Whether he is spinning downtempo lounge, funky big beat, tech house, electro or breaks, Deckard always delivers a captivating and energetic performance that gets the dance floor shaking.

Art by Jim Duvall

A curated art showcase

The walls of the Gallery have been adorned with art by a special curated collection of artists. We are thrilled to be able to present art by Nero Villagallos O’Reilly, Aelektra, Angelina Elise, Black Omi Art Co., Chardé Brown, Jim Duvall, Moon Muse Studio, and Nikki Jabbora – Barber.

You can read more about the creators of monstrously beautiful at soon.

Enter and vote in our costume contest

It wouldn’t be a Halloween party without a costume contest, would it? We are always so excited to see the couture costumes that our sexy patrons historically adorn for Seduction. This year, we have 4 prizes to award over 4 categories: Best In Show; Most Monstrous; Divinely Dressed; Creative Climax.

To enter the contest, you will need to arrive between 8pm when doors to Gallery Erato opens and 10pm. We are limiting the contest to the first 100 entrants, and each entrant can be solo, a couple, or a group. When you arrive at Seduction: Monstrous, ask one of our volunteers to tell you where our fabulous staff photographer, Rhena-Dae, is taking photos for the contest. Rhena-Dae will take a Polaroid photo of you and give you a pen to write your contact info on the back. Once that is done, your Polaroid will go on the voting wall where everyone will have until 11pm to vote on the entrants in the four categories in an online survey. We’ll tally the votes and announce the winners at the witching hour at the photo booth. (We will text or email you if you won, too.)

Winners will receive a either one weekend pass or two day passes to SEAF 2024, Seduction: Monstrous swag, and gifts from the generous sponsors of last year’s Festival. Winners will have until 1am to collect their prizes.

Interact, experience, and become a part of Seduction!

Seduction: Monstrous is more than just a dance party and we are happy to offer activities to keep you engaged when you’re off the dance floor and a complimentary candy bar that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. We’re gathering our minions, but check back here for more details soon!

If you want to help put Seduction on, we are always looking for sexy volunteers. Go here for more info.