Artist Trust is postponing our Annual Benefit Art Auction originally scheduled for March 28. Our aim is to keep everyone safe by following Governor Inslee’s social distancing recommendations for COVID-19 in King County. We hope you will join us in celebration and support of artists on the evening of Wednesday, June 24 at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion, and will send more details in the coming weeks.
We did not make this decision lightly. This event is THE core fundraiser fueling our ability to provide Washington State artists with the cash grants and professional development they need to thrive. The changed timing will no doubt have significant impacts on our plans for 2020, and we will share more about this as we understand what those are.
Artist Trust is intensely motivated to act now in support of artists. Despite our budget downfalls, we’re digging deep to bring additional resources and support to artists during this difficult time. We’re already seeing negative impacts on artists’ livelihoods because of the climate surrounding COVID-19, and we urge you to do what you can to directly support artists. A career interruption like this can be devastating to artists. This means our work together is more essential than ever. We thank you for your support of artists, and your support of Artist Trust. We humbly ask your advice, connections, and support to help Artist Trust be here with artists through this difficult time. If you would like to lend extra financial support at this time, please visit our website.
If you are a current ticket holder, table captain, or sponsor of our event, we ask that you stay with us and attend our event in June, or consider changing your ticket into a tax-deductible donation. Please contact Kristina at Goetz@ArtistTrust.org with questions or concerns.
If you are a donating artist, we would be proud to include your work in the June auction. We also understand if your plans need to change. Please contact Justine at Justine@ArtistTrust.org with questions or concerns.