Gala & Auction ’22

A virtual benefit for Washington Park Arboretum


Thursday, February 10, 2022
6 to 7 PM



Please join us on February 10 for the Arboretum Foundation’s 34th annual gala fundraiser—The Art of Nature.

This FREE, livestream event will celebrate the art and beauty of Washington Park Arboretum, and explore how nature in this special place inspires artists, visitors, and students to create in myriad ways, enhancing our shared community.

Enjoy surprise guests, wonderful performances, silent and live auctions, and an unforgettable hour in support of the Arboretum.

All proceeds from The Art of Nature will help fund environmental education, maintenance, and volunteerism at the Arboretum, as well as cultural programs at the Seattle Japanese Garden.

Event Planning Committee

Co-Chairs: Joanna Thiagarajan, Bill McGee
Committee Members: Joan Affleck-Smith, Josh Dickson, Carol Hoerster, Tess Forte, Lane DeCamp, Jason Morse, Jane Stonecipher

Sponsorship & Auction Donations

To learn about sponsorship opportunities for the gala, email Tess Forte or call her at 206-325-4510. To donate an item or experience to our auction, please fill out our procurement form and return it to Questions? Email Tess or call our office at 206-325-4510.

Sponsors & Partners

Thanks to our event sponsors and partners for making The Art of Nature possible.

Partners: Foster-Garvey 

Banner art: From “Natural Network I,” by Mari Shibuya.

woman at dinner table holding up auction bid card

Guest at our 2020 gala during the raise-the-paddle. Photo by: David Rosen, SlickPix Photography

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