2020 Virtual Gala

The Week of Online Giving is Here!

OCTOBER 24 – 31, 2020

We are thrilled to be kicking-off ArtsWest’s Week of Giving with you! Our week-long fundraiser and online auction begins with a message from Laura, Mat, and a special guest. Do you believe in ghosts?

Due to COVID-19 and our inability to gather in person, we have decided to transform our Annual Gala & Auction into a virtual week of giving from Saturday, October 24 – Saturday, October 31. Our goal is to raise $100,000.

The need for art and connection in this time is stronger than ever. With your support, we can still raise significant funds for ArtsWest – all from the comfort of your own home! With a week full of heartwarming messages, inspirational videos, and a wrap-up set for the spookiest day of the year, our 2020 Week of Giving will be a week of fun and fundraising.

We invite you to join us for an inspirational kick-off message that we will share here on this website on Saturday, October 24th to start an incredible Week of Giving. Please stay tuned for more details to come. Thank you for your continuous support and generosity.

Be well and stay safe,
Your friends at ArtsWest

Download the Invite and share it with your friends!


Q – I need some help to register.  How does it work? 

When you click to register you will be taken to our auction page.  Click on the black Register Here button.  The page directs you to enter in your name, email, and other contact info.  If your joining us to bid and donate, at the bottom of the page on the right is an orange Continue to Register card button.  Click thru, enter your info, and your all set!

Q – Can I do this on my phone?  

YES you can register via your phone.  Just text Hello to 1-206-201-1376 and prompts will guide you thru.  You can also watch this video for assistance:

Auctria Text Commands: https://guide.auctria.com/dashboard/communication/text_messages/commands/

Q – I really just want to speak to a person.  Can someone answer my question in person over email?

YES, although our staff is working from home, you can always email our Managing Director, Laura Lee at laural@artswest.org and she is sure to get back to you to help you along the way! 

Q – Can I take a look at the Silent Online Auction?

YES, click HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page.  The auction is available to view by clicking on the Auction graphic.  

Virtual Ambassadors

Excited about this year’s gala? We would love your help in spreading the word! Become a Virtual Ambassador, download the Toolkit to begin.