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03.25.2023 | 5.30pm
Nile Golf & Country Club

Join us for an evening of celebration and support at our annual Gala for the Arts! As a community based arts organization, we bring together members of the community to appreciate and support the arts in our local area.

This year's gala features a reception with delicious drinks and hors d'oeuvres, followed by an exciting program of live performances by local artists, speeches from community leaders and members of our organization, our Community Awards are announced, and finally a live auction.

Our goal is to raise funds to support our mission and programs, such as arts education and free event programming, as well as raise awareness of the arts in our community. Don't miss this opportunity to contribute to the arts while enjoying a night of entertainment and socializing.

March 25, 2023    5:30pm

New this year! Artists-at-heart are invited to transform a clear glass cylinder vase into a work of art that will be raffled at the Gala. What can you do with it?  Fill it?  Paint on it?  Decorate and bedazzle it?  Break it into pieces and make something new?  Anything you want!   Vases are available in two sizes, short and tall, and only 10 available! Vases can be picked up from the ShoreLake Arts office starting March 9.   Stop by M-Th from 10-2 or call the office at 206-417-4645 to schedule a time.

Learn about our awards

As part of its ongoing work to cultivate creativity and inspire our community through the arts, ShoreLake Arts seeks to honor those who embody that mission in their work or personal lives.   ShoreLake Arts is proud to present three well deserved awards each year at the annual Gala for the Arts.


Q: Where do the funds raised go?

A: Funds raised go towards supporting ShoreLake Arts' programming, including youth arts education and public events like Concerts in the Park, the Lantern Festival, 6x6NW, Battle of the Bands, the Holiday Arts Market and more. To keep our programming accessible, we need YOUR support.


Q: Who are this year's award winners?


Esther Wu: Heart Award

Highland Terrace PTA: Community Partner

Herb Bryce: Community Impact

Xin Xin: Artist Spotlight


Q: Is this event virtual or in-person?

A:In person! We're delighted to celebrate art with you, so the Dinner, Awards Ceremony and Live Auction are in person! Masks are welcome in-person event and will follow all relevant guidelines to make the event as safe as possible.

Q. What should I wear?

A: A "Bloomin' good" costume, cocktail attire, or whatever you choose! Floral attire and headwear applauded and admired.


Q: What time does event and program start on March 25?

A: In-person happy hour starts at 5:30 pm at the Nile. The awards and live auction will begin at 6:30 pm and will be about an hour long.


Q. What is happening during the evening?

A: The evening will feature cocktail hour, dinner (with GREAT wine), musical performance, Awards, raise the paddle, games, and the live auction.


Q: What are the different ticket options?

Gala Ticket/Table

A: Includes access to the in-person Gala held at the Nile Shrine Golf Course. Tables seat 8 and tickets are individual.


Q: Where is the Nile Shrine Golf Club?

A: The Nile Shrine Golf Course, 6601 244th St SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043. Once you pull into the property, the Gala will be in the Clubhouse Ballroom, which is in the main building. Follow the road through golf course up to the Clubhouse.

Photos of Previous Galas

About our Awards

Image by Erwan Hesry

HeART Award

Presented to a member or members of the ShoreLake Arts community whose long-standing and consistent commitment to the organization has advanced our mission in significant ways.  The award winner’s lasting impact has been vital to our organization’s ongoing health and longevity.  Such individuals are the very heart of ShoreLake Arts.

Community pARTner Award


Presented to a public or private entity (nonprofit, business, or government) that has inspired and encouraged arts and culture in the cities of Shoreline and/or Lake Forest Park.  With passion, innovation, and commitment to advancing the arts, this organization has made significant contributions to our community promoting and expanding the richness of life possible in a community centered in the arts and culture.  This award is intended to honor past achievements and express excitement for future endeavors.

Community Arts Impact Award


Presented to a person that has made substantial and long-lasting contributions to the arts in Shoreline and/or Lake Forest Park.  This award honors an individual who has elevated arts and culture in our community through visionary leadership, creativity, philanthropy, advocacy, and/or volunteerism.  Through his or her significant impact on the arts in our community, the award winner has embodied the mission of ShoreLake Arts by cultivating creativity and inspiring our community through the arts.

Artist Spotlight Award


Presented to an artist who lives or presents work in Shoreline or Lake Forest Park whose creations have contributed to the excellence of the arts in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park and enriched the cultural landscape of the community.

Past Recipients

HeART Award

Esther Wu - 2023

Jack Malek - 2022

Don Bell - 2021

Bob Pfeiffer - 2019

Susan Talley - 2018

Pam Thompson - 2017

Lynn & Dave Cheeney - 2016

Robin & Keith McClelland - 2015

Ken Noreen - 2014

John & Karen Thielke - 2012

Marianne Gutteridge - 2011

Scott Keeny - 2010

Larry & Jeanne Monger - 2009

Herb & Gloria Bryce - 2008

Ros Bird - 2007

Colleen Jablonski, Susanna Johnson, & Wily Clark - 2006

Jeff Lewis - 2004

Community pARTner Award

Highland Terrace PTA - 2023

Shoreline Community College Department of Film, Drama and Cinema - 2022

JHP Legacy - 2021

Community Arts Impact Award

Herb Bryce - 2023


Robert & Tina Lang - 2022

ZhenLun Li - 2021

Artist Spotlight Award

Xin Xin - 2023


Sandra Garcia-Arceo - 2022

Image by Brandi Redd

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