A Black Tie Affair
SEAF 2024 Preview Party

Sat, Feb 25, 2023 at 8pm - Sun, Feb 26, 2023 at 12am

  • 21+
Online ticket sales have ended. Limited tickets and Art Activist Memberships are available at the door on a first come, first served basis.

You are cordially invited to an exclusive soirée benefiting the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. We are pleased to host you at Gallery Erato, Seattle’s year-round home of erotic art. Join us for an evening of performances, exquisite food, a unique way to participate in the art and support the festival, and a sneak peek at the 2024 selected art.

Sneak Preview

One of the most exciting parts of this evening, is the preview of what SEAF2024 will offer. A slideshow of accepted and invited visual artists will be playing throughout the evening. Jurors and curators will be on hand to share stories about why particular pieces of art were chosen. The Festival Director and Exhibition Curator will reveal exciting details of festival plans. Art Activists have the first opportunity to purchase visual art at this Black Tie Affair.  What better way to avoid the disappointment of seeing a red dot on the piece of art you fall in love with?

Art Docents will be on hand to answer questions about art and process sales. All art that is purchased at the Black Tie Affair will be available for pick up at the end of the Festival on Sunday, April 28th. Art Activists who cannot join us at the Affair will be provided an online gallery to preview the art.

Entertainment for the Evening

The evening will start off with the music stylings of Ev Stern, playing acoustic bass while an aerialist graces our stage. The fabulous Carson St. Clair, one of SEAF's performance Curators, is busy gathering up more artists to light up our evening. Performances are sure to astound and amaze, leaving you breathless for what is to come at the Festival.

More information will be available on our website soon!

Nibbles and Desserts:

This year’s amuse bouche is sure to delight. These delicious treats are perfect for your after-dinner nibbling pleasure. Complimentary non-alcoholic libations will be on hand to help wash down the tasty treats, along with a no-host bar that accepts cash and cards.

More ways to support the Festival

Buy raffle tickets for a chance to win three baskets filled with sexy goodies from our sponsors, supporters, and donors. Raffle tickets will be on sale for $5 each, $40 for a bust or inseam measurement. You will then take your tickets and choose which basket you want to enter the drawing to win.

This year’s raffle baskets will feature items from our wonderful donors.

Dress to Impress!

Our idea of “black tie” is more risqué than the average cocktail party, so feel free to wear those outfits you don’t normally get to pull out of your closet! For of those of your who enjoy costuming more than formal- or fetish-wear, we invite you to join us by dressing in the theme of "into the depths". Creative interpretation is encouraged. When in doubt, wear what makes you feel fancy or sexy.


All new information will be added to A Black Tie Affair webpage, located here.

Become an Art Activist Society Member Here.

Your ticket purchase may be applied toward a Art Activist Society membership if you become an Activist before April 15th, 2024.

Join the Art Activist Society and attend this celebration for free. Join the Society or renew your membership during the party and your entrance fee will be applied towards your membership. (Note that there is no obligation to join.)

COVID-19 Safety: Attendance is limited to accommodate reduced capacity.  Vaccination is encouraged but not required. Masks are encouraged unless you are eating or drinking, but are not required. Ventilation fans will be running the whole evening. Hand sanitizer will be available.

All proceeds benefit the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. The Festival is produced by the Pan Eros Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Donations and a portion of Art Activist Society membership dues are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Gallery Erato

309 First Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104