A month-long celebration culminates in a masquerade night to raise funds for art programs and scholarships.
In a spirited display of community and creativity, Vashon Center for the Arts (VCA) is set to host its annual Gala Art Auction Masquerade on September 30th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. This year’s theme, “Under the Harvest Moon,” embodies a celebration of the arts and a commitment to fostering educational opportunities for the island’s residents.
Silent Auction Opens Doors to Creativity:
Leading the festivities is a month-long silent auction housed at Katherine L. White Hall. The auction features a diverse array of artworks from both island and regional artists. Unique experiences and destination trips, donated by patrons and business supporters, are also up for grabs, adding an extra layer of excitement for potential bidders.
An Evening of Celebration and Unity:
On the big night, attendees donning masks will gather at the transformed Katherine L. White Hall to celebrate arts, community, and education. In a novel twist, the gala is skipping the traditional sit-down dinner in favor of various appetizers aimed at providing a more inclusive and affordable experience at $75 a ticket while accommodating VCA’s staffing considerations.
Fun, Games, and Golden Opportunities:
Guests arriving on September 30th will be greeted with a slate of entertaining fundraising games, including wine games, balloon pops, and possibly a Cake Walk. The evening buzz will be the sale of 100 Golden Tickets, each offering a chance to win two roundtrip tickets from Alaska Airlines, valued at $2,500.
Special Appeal for Blue Heron Education Center:
Hosts Martha Enson and Kevin Joyce of EnJoy Productions will usher guests into an evening of surprise performances and live auctions featuring a special appeal for VCA’s Blue Heron Education Center. The appeal focuses on replenishing the VCA Scholarship Fund and supporting renovations of the historic Blue Heron building, ensuring accessibility and quality in arts education for all islanders.
The Gala Art Auction Masquerade is a cornerstone event for Vashon’s vibrant arts community. Under the harvest moon, the island will come alive with a celebration of creativity, unity, and philanthropy. To be part of this significant occasion and support the arts on Vashon Island, purchase tickets online at VCA Max Giving Bid.