Celestial Gala 2019 Afterparty
(Following NWFF's Celestial Gala)
2931 1st Ave S. #A
Seattle, WA 98134
$15-$25 sliding scale tickets; no one turned away for lack of funds!
Get starry-eyed and boogie-down with us at the Afterparty following Northwest Film Forum’s Celestial Gala! Full of dancing, drinks, and cosmic chatter galore, we encourage anybody inclined to dress to the theme to do so, whether that means replicating your best Carl Sagan or swaddling yourself in sequins and illumination.
“We are star stuff which has taken its destiny into its own hands.” – Carl Sagan
Special gala guests in 2019:
On gala hosting: Claire Buss
On auctioneering: Laura Michalek!
Fundraising Auctioneer Laura Michalek still relies on the endurance and discipline she possessed when at the age of 15, when she was the first female winner of the Chicago Marathon. While Ms. Michalek has hardly missed a day of running since then, it’s this intention to excel at what she loves that is most evident.
“To me Auctioneering is about giving all of yourself, before and during the event, in a way that most folks wouldn’t expect.” Her style, fundraising insight, and commitment to her clients, and their mission, not only sets her apart, but has created a career beyond Ms. Michalek’s wildest dreams. “I’ve always been deeply interested in how non-profits I care about are going to sustain themselves, so it is nothing less than a thrill to know I can personally and professionally be part of that.”
On videography: Blanket Fort Films!
Blanket Fort Films is a nonprofit film production company that empowers filmmakers from underrepresented communities (LGBTQ, POC, and Women) through cost-free access to motion picture education and gear. They provide a vocational bridge to filmmakers 18+ who have aged out of youth programs and who wish to pursue filmmaking as a career.