Festival 2017 is coming!

The 2017 Seattle Erotic Art Festival takes place April 28th-30th, 2017.

On this page you will find our 2017 schedule of events and activities.

Please note that the Seattle Erotic Art Festival is an 18+ event during daytime gallery hours and 21+ in the evenings. You must be 21+ to purchase an all-day pass. No one under 18 years of age will be permitted entry into any Festival events, and valid ID is required for Festival admittance. Sorry, kids—it’s the law!

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2017 Schedule

Tickets are available for purchase online in advance or at the door. Some tickets sell out, so we encourage purchasing your tickets in advance. Ticket options and pricing can be found on our ticketing page.

Thursday, April 27th, 2017 | 8PM–10PM

Artists’ Reception – by special invitation only for Artists, Art Activists, and Sponsors

Friday, April 28th, 2017 | 6PM—12AM

21+ only. Valid ID required.

To be enjoyed all hours: Visual Art Gallery, Interactive Installations, Audio Erotic, and the Festival Store.

6PM Doors Open

6:00PM-7:30PM Beyond Nude

Our slightly different life drawing. Materials provided. In Rm. 1618.

6:30PM Writers Wanderlust – Spoken-word Guided Art Tour

Spoken word performances by Festival 2017 and Guest Literary Artists, inspired by the exhibition art. Starting at the Literary Lair.

6:30-7:30PM Author’s Reading

Enjoy accepted authors reading their works in the Literary Lair.

7:00PM Guided Art Tour with Andi S.

A tour of art that focuses on the trans* and non-binary. Starting at the Art Buyer’s Lounge in front of the Festival Store.

7:00PM Art Lecture – Asian Erotica – Pleasure & Passion

With artist and antiquarian, Doreen Russell. At Ming’s Gallery exhibit by the Festival Store.

7:00PM-8:00PM – Getting Close: Exploring Ways to Connect

An interactive conversation with educator and hedonist Shonda. In the Conversation Corner.

7:00PM-11:00PM Glass Corsets For The Season by Sabina Boehm

    Glass corsets made out of hand blown borosilicate glass adorn two women who will be milling around the event.

7:30PM Painting Parlour

Sensual exploration of body painting in Aaaahz!

7:30PM Guided Art Tour with artist, Mariah Carle

“If I had $1500 what art would I purchase from SEAF?” Starting at the Art Buyer’s Lounge in front of the Festival Store.

7:30PM-8:15PM Guest Curators Showcase – The Shanghai Pearl

Performances on the Main Stage.

8:00PM-9:00PM FACE OFF

A painting competition and live auction of the newly painted pieces! Featuring artists Cassie Murphy, Rich Stevens, Stefani, John Osgood, Sensei23, and CASH. Located in Rm. 1618.

8:00PM-10:00PM From Drawing to Sculpture by Ronnie Werner

    Watch the artist sculpt a nude model, live. Orders for the finished art available exclusively in the Festival store.

8:00PM-11:00PM “How Much?” by Vee Chattie

An interactive performance piece exploring the value of intimate labor in a criminalized industry.

8:00PM-11:30PM Ambient Performances

Look for intimate and surprise performances throughout the venue.

8:00PM-12:00AM Me By Me by David Peterman

This project asks participants to draw a life-size nude rendering of themselves and then to pose nude for a photo alongside their creation.

8:30PM Groping Station

Interact with the latex-clad creature in Aaaaahz!

8:30PM Writers Wanderlust – Spoken-word Guided Art Tour

Spoken word performances by Festival 2017 and Guest Literary Artists, inspired by the exhibition art. Starting at the Literary Lair.

9:00-9:45PM Guest Curators Showcase – Syniva Whitney

Performances on the Main Stage.

9:00PM Guided art Tour with artist, Mariah Carle

 “Little Black Dress, traveling through how I created it & why.”  Starting at the Art Buyer’s Lounge in front of the Festival Store.

9:00PM Aaaahmazingly Racy

An interactive adventure starting in Aaaahz! Requires addition ticket available here.

9:00PM-10:00PM – Big Love: Negotiating the erotic world as a person of size

An interactive conversation with Jeffrey Roberts, “The Gay Uncle”. In the Conversation Corner.

9:30PM-10:30PM FACE OFF Live Auction

Live auction of the newly painted pieces by artists: Cassie Murphy, Rich Stevens, Stefani, John Osgood, Sensei23, and CASH. Located in Literary Lair.

10:00PM-12:00AM Erotic Portraiture – John Cornicello 

Lesson and Demonstration featuring The Chair Project with photographer, John Cornicello.

10:15-11:30PM SensationAlley

Delight your senses with tactile sensation play in Aaaahz!

10:30PM-12AM Live Music – Babajaga

Live violin soars over luscious electronic soundscapes for your auditory pleasure.

12AM Doors Close

Saturday, 29th, 2017 | 12PM—2AM

To be enjoyed all hours: Visual Art Gallery, Interactive Installations, Audio Erotic, and the Festival Store.

Noon-6PM Gallery Hours 18+ Valid ID required.

12:00pm-12:45am Tassel Pastie Making for Miss Indigo Blue’s Tassel Twirling Flash Mob

In Rm. 1618

12:30PM-1:00PM  Better Living Through the Root – Body Trust

Guided meditation utilizing in-person human anal models providing a magical transformative mandala for visioning to the root of our existence.

12:30PM-2:30PM Rope Art Salon – with Life Drawing

A Beyond Nude life drawing session. Drawing supplies provided or bring your own. In Rm. 1618.

1:00PM Guided Art Tour with Andi S.

A tour of art that focuses on the trans* and non-binary. Starting at the Art Buyer’s Lounge in front of the Festival Store.

1:00PM-2:00PM – Wise-Minded Polyamory

An interactive conversation with psychology student Daisy. In the Conversation Corner.

2:00PM Guided Art Tour with activist and artist, Cynthia Linet

Focusing on art as a tool of activism. Starting at the Art Buyer’s Lounge in front of the Festival Store.

2:00PM-6:00PM “How Much?” by Vee Chattie

An interactive performance piece exploring the value of intimate labor in a criminalized industry.

2:30PM Writer’s WanderLust – Spoken-word Guided Art Tour

Spoken word performances by Festival 2017 and Guest Literary Artists, inspired by the exhibition art. Starting at the Literary Lair.

3:00PM-4:00PM – Everyday Eroticism and Self-Confidence:  A Conversation for Women

An interactive conversation with educator Jessica. In the Conversation Corner.

3:00PM-6:00pm Please Touch My Hair

A period of tactile indulgence in Aaaahz!.

3:00PM Guided Art Tour with juror and Exhibition Curator, Leila Anasazi

A chance to hear one of the visual juror’s thoughts on the art. Starting at the Art Buyer’s Lounge in front of the Festival Store.

3:30PM-5:30PM Brush Strokes – A decadent guided painting session

Located in Rm. 1618 and requires a specific Brush Strokes ticket purchase in advance.

4:00PM-5:00PM Lecture – Trans Positive Sex

Join Tobi Hill-Meyer, editor of Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic, for an adult-oriented sex education workshop designed from the ground up with trans people in mind.

4:30PM Guided Art Tour with Festival Director, Sophia Iannicelli

Hear the stories behind why the art was chosen. Starting at the Art Buyer’s Lounge in front of the Festival Store.

5:00PM-6:00PM – Negotiating Queer Sex

An interactive conversation with queer educator and activist Mical. In the Conversation Corner.

5:30PM Writer’s WanderLust – Spoken-word Guided Art Tour

Spoken word performances by Festival 2017 and Guest Literary Artists, inspired by the exhibition art. Starting at the Literary Lair.

6PM – 21+ only. Valid ID required.

6:00PM-9:00PM “How Much?” by Vee Chattie

An interactive performance piece exploring the value of intimate labor in a criminalized industry.

6:00PM-7:30PM Beyond Nude

Our slightly different life drawing. Materials provided. In Rm. 1618.

6:30P-7:30M Tobie Hill-Meyer Reading

Editor Tobi Hill-Meyer and select contributing authors read from Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic. In the Literary Lair.

6:30PM Guided Art Tour with Festival Artist Lee Worthy

Join photographer and artist Lee Worthy about his work in the show and his creative process. Starting at the Art Buyer’s Lounge in front of the Festival Store.

7:00PM Art Lecture – Asian Erotica – Pleasure & Passion

With artist and antiquarian, Doreen Russell. At Ming’s Gallery exhibit by the Festival Store.

7:00PM-8:00PM – Roleplay Workshop

An interactive and facilitated workshop. In the Conversation Corner.

7:00PM-11:00PM Glass Corsets For The Season by Sabina Boehm

    Glass corsets made out of hand blown borosilicate glass adorn two women who will be milling around the event.

7:30PM Writer’s WanderLust – Spoken-word Guided Art Tour

Spoken word performances by Festival 2017 and Guest Literary Artists, inspired by the exhibition art. Starting at the Literary Lair.

7:30PM Painting Parlour

Sensual exploration of body painting in Aaaahz!

7:30-8:15PM Guest Curators Showcase – Ms. Briq House

Performances on the Main Stage.

8:00PM Guided Art Tour with juror, performer, and disability advocate, Peter Big

A tour that will focus on the intersection of disability and sexuality. Starting at the Art Buyer’s Lounge in front of the Festival Store.

8:00PM-9:00PM FACE OFF

A painting competition and live auction of the newly painted pieces! Featuring artists Cassie Murphy, Rich Stevens, Stefani, John Osgood, Sensei23, and CASH. Located in Rm. 1618.

8:00-10:00PM From Drawing to Sculpture by Ronnie Werner

    Watch the artist sculpt a nude model, live. Orders for the finished art available exclusively in the Festival store.

8:00PM-12:00AM Me By Me by David Peterman

This project asks participants to draw a life-size nude rendering of themselves and then to pose nude for a photo alongside their creation.

8:00PM-11:30PM Ambient Performances

Look for intimate and surprise performances throughout the venue.

8:30PM-9:15PM Vamp and Sole Shoe Contest Registration

A friendly “best dressed below the knees” with multiple prizes & different categories of footwear. Between Main Stage and DJ.

9:00PM Aaaahmazingly Racy

An interactive adventure starting in Aaaahz! Requires addition ticket available here.

9:00PM Guided Art Tour with Festival Docents

Starting at the Art Buyer’s Lounge in front of the Festival Store.

9:00PM – 9:30PM Midori presents “Kimono 2: What We Wear

A challenging interactive performance exploring the layers of identity and internalized expectations of performance of gender, race, culture, beauty and commodification of the Japanese American woman today. Performance on the Gallery Stage.

9:30PM-10:30PM FACE OFF Live Auction

Live auction of the newly painted pieces by artists: Cassie Murphy, Rich Stevens, Stefani, John Osgood, Sensei23, and CASH. Located in Literary Lair.

9:30PM-10:15PM Vamp and Sole Shoe Contest

A friendly “best dressed below the knees” with multiple prizes & different categories of footwear. A shoe lover’s spectacle! Main Stage.

10:00PM-11:00PM – Fuck Yes!: The Ins and Outs of Enthusiastic Consent.

An interactive conversation with educator Kyle Mack. In the Conversation Corner.

10:00pm-1:00AM  Crafts of Another Sort

Arts and crafts project with an erotic twist. In Rm. 1618.

10:15PM-11:30PM SensationAlley

Delight your senses with tactile sensation play in Aaaahz!

10:30-11:15PM Guest Curators Showcase – Boom Boom L’Roux

Performances on the Main Stage.

11:00PM-12:45AM Twirling Tassel Pastie Making

Create pasties with tassels in preparation for the Twirling Tassel Flash Mob with Master of Erotic Art, Miss Indigo Blue. In Rm. 1618.

11:30PM-2AM Dance Party – DJs Ramiro and Mars

12:00AM-1:45AM Suspension Bondage Performances

Featuring Shay Tiziano and Suspended Animation. On the Main Stage.

~1:00AM – Twirling Tassel Flash Mob

Don your Tassel Pasties and join Master of Erotic Art, Miss Indigo Blue on the dance floor by Main Stage.

2:00AM Doors Close

Sunday, April 30th, 2017 | Noon—4PM

18+ Allowed. Valid ID required.

To be enjoyed all hours: Visual Art Gallery, Interactive Installations, Audio Erotic, and the Festival Store.

Noon Doors Open

12:30PM-2:00PM Beyond Nude

More of our slightly different life drawing. Materials provided. On the Gallery Stage.

12:30PM-1:00PM  Better Living Through the Root – Body Trust

Guided meditation utilizing in-person human anal models providing a magical transformative mandala for visioning to the root of our existence.

12:30PM Guided Art Tour with artist and author, David Steinberg

Learn more about The Intimate Kink.com – a revealing, sexy, and entertaining overview of a world of surprising intimacy, tenderness, intensity, and full-on absurdity. Starting at the Art Buyer’s Lounge in front of the Festival Store.

12:30PM-1:30PM – What Makes Art Erotic?

An interactive conversation with sexuality activist and educator Allena Gabosch. In the Conversation Corner.

1:00PM-3:00PM Brush Strokes – A decadent guided painting session

Located in Rm. 1618 and requires a specific Brush Strokes ticket purchase in advance.

1PM-1:30PM Visual Art Jury Discussion Panel

Stage – Festival Director, Visual Art Jurors and Curators share the process of assembling the art to make up the exhibitions.

1:45PM Guided Art Tour with members of the Visual Art Jury, Lee Harrington and Peter Big

Continue the conversation of the jury’s thoughts on the selected art. Starting at the Art Buyer’s Lounge in front of the Festival Store.

2:00PM-2:45PM “Boys That Lie” – Shayla M. Alarie

A lecture on the topic of the passive male nude.

2:30PM-3:30PM – Politics in Erotic Art

An interactive conversation with artist and sexuality activist Jim Duvall. In the Conversation Corner.

2:30PM-3:30PM Spoken Word Performance and Reading – Tatiana

Author Tatiana reads from Oralicious: The Truth About Oral Sex, Intimacy and Passion

3:00PM Guided Art Tour with sexuality activist and educator, Allena Gabosch

Humor and eroticism go hand in hand. Join Allena for a tour of the funniest (in her opinion) art. Starting at the Art Buyer’s Lounge in front of the Festival Store.

4:00PM – Doors Close

6:00PM-8pm – Art Pick-Up

 

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