Gala for the Arts – May 16, 2020

Gala for the Arts


May 16th, 2020

The Arts Council Express is coming straight to your doorstep this year as the Gala goes online! We'll deliver a box full of (locally sourced) goodies to you, a few days before the event. Then join your friends online, in your own private train car, for a live event & presentation as we kick off a week of auction bidding. 


Event Details

If you believe, like us, that creativity is more important now than ever; please join us for an incredible evening supporting arts & culture in our community, by helping fund the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council’s programs.

Two days before the event a "Gala in a Box" will be hand delivered to your doorstep.  Inside you'll find tasty treats from LFP's own Chocolate Man, bubbly from the North City Bistro, and a few other surprises just to keep you on your toes. Items will be locally sourced whenever possible, purposely supporting local businesses

On Saturday, May 16th, join Arts Council Executive Director Lorie Hoffman online for a live presentation...but not before you meet with your friends via Zoom in your own private Train Car: First Class of course

(Don't fear, we'll give you simple, step-by-step instructions for the tech stuff.
It's easy, we promise...and afterwards you'll be a pro.)

After the online presentation Gala Auction items will be available for online bidding for a week, closing out at 5pm, Saturday May 23. A short winner announcement will take place online at 6pm on Saturday May 23.  


Three ticket levels: 

Individual - $35

Couple - $70

Patron Individual - $95

Gala-in-Box packages will be delivered via a white-glove service to locations within a 10 mile radius of the Arts Council main office in Shoreline, WA. Out of area guests are welcome to come to the gala...but you'll have to provide your own bubbly. :)


Now - May 4
Reserve your seat! Buy tickets now.

May 16, 6:30pm
Meet your friends online in your Private Train Car

May 16, 7:00pm
Hook up your Private Car to the whole train and join the Live Presenation

May 16 - 23
Bid on auction items, raise your paddle, and donate to support the arts in your community.

May 23, 5pm
Auctions close.

May 23, 6pm
Announcement of winners 

WhERE will the arts take you?

Funds raised support over 30,000 individual acts of art in our community at programs and events including:

Concerts in the Park
Shoreline Short Short Film Festival
Edible Book Festival
Dia de Muertos
Artists in Schools
Create & Make Workshops
Shoreline Jazz Camp
Shoreline Arts Festival 2021
Holiday Market
The Gallery at Town Center
Community Project Grants
Cosplay Costume Contest (new!)
Film Festival Summer Drive In (new!)
Battle of the Bands (new!)