Join us on Saturday, February 23rd in celebrating the Seattle Erotic Art Festival’s 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 new year-round home of erotic art. Join us for an evening of performances, live music, exquisite food, a unique way to participate in the art and support the festival, and a sneak peek at the 2019 selected art. This year, we are excited to honor The Luminous Pariah as our newest Master of Erotic Art! Come help us celebrating this wonderful artist.
One of the most exciting parts of this evening, is the preview of what SEAF2019 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 will reveal exciting details of 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 28th. Art Activists that cannot join us at the Affair will be provided an online gallery to preview the art.
Entertainment for the Evening
Performances curated by Jesse Belle-Jones, Seattle Erotic Art Festival’s Stage Performance Director, are sure to astound and amaze, leaving you breathless for what is to come at the Festival. Our Interactive Performance Curator, Aimee Ketola, is busy gathering up ambient artists to interact with you and bring more joy and performance to the event on a more intimate level.
Moscato Extatique: The Them Fatale of Burlesque
Moscato is an award winning dancer and choreographer with a BFA in dance from Cornish College of the Arts. They are one fourth of Seattle’s Mod Carousel, a dancer for Verlaine & McCann Present, House of Verlaine, BenDeLaCreme, and is the newest teacher at Miss Indigo Blue’s Academy of Burlesque.
Music by Oliver Franklin
Oliver Franklin is a composer and songwriter from Seattle, WA. His genre-blurring debut album The Last Man was released in 2016. As solo artist and ensemble player he has toured both regionally and nationally, performing at notable local venues such as Jazz Alley, Showbox Market and the Triple Door.
Aerial by Peter Corbeau
Peter Corbeau has been performing various circus arts with an emphasis on Trapeze and Contortion for the past six years. They have performed for several circus schools and companies as well as events galas and the like.
There will be shenanigans with some of the SEAF2019 Interactive performance Troupe, too!
Nibbles and Desserts:
This year’s amuse bouche is sure to delight with an assortment of savory and sweet treats. Select your own delectables or allow our our saucy servers to feed you. These delicious treats are perfect for your after-dinner nibbling pleasure. Don’t worry, we always have some gluten-free and vegan options. Libations will be on hand at a cash bar to help wash down there tasty treats, as well as complimentary non-alcoholic beverages.
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.
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 your who enjoy costuming more than formal- or fetish-wear, we invite you to join us by dressing on the theme of “budding”. Creative interpretation is encouraged. When in doubt, wear what makes you feel fancy or sexy.
309 First Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104
Cost: Free with Society membership or $100/$130
Become an Art Activist Society Member Here. Or purchase tickets when they are available.
Your ticket purchase may be applied toward a Art Activist Society membership if you become an Activist before April 15th, 2019
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.)
To become an Art Activist or find out more about the Art Activist Society go to: https://www.seattleerotic.org/partners/society/
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.