Annual Gala for the Arts raises vital funds

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Best Dressed for the 80s themed event Micah and Monica Blair!

Text and photos from the Shoreline - Lake Forest Park Arts Council

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council would like to thank everyone who came out to this year’s 80’s party themed Gala for the Arts! Because of your incredible support and passion for creativity, we were able to raise $65,000 in support of the arts and arts education!

170 guests attended the Gala at the Nile Country Club

Held at the Nile Golf and Country Club for the first time, over 170 guests enjoyed delicious food, drinks, sweets, and a variety of 80's themed activities. Guests pulled out all the stops and traveled back in time to wear some eye-popping outfits, including Best Dressed Winners, Micah and Monica Blair!

Dominica Myers presents the heART award
to long-time volunteer Bob Pfeiffer


This year’s heART award recipient was former Board President, Bob Pfeiffer, whose commitment to the arts over the decades is an inspiration. The heART award represents dedication, generosity, and passion to the mission of the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council, which is to cultivate creativity and inspire our community through the arts. Thank you, Bob, for everything you do for the Arts Council! 

Dan Benson and Sally Yamasaki
were in the running for Best Costume

It was fantastic seeing so many community members come out to enjoy each other’s company and share stories and memories as well as continue to build new ones. We look forward to furthering our mission and promoting the arts and creativity amongst the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park community! 

Miami Vice with Matt and Marla Tullio
(but was he wearing loafers with no socks?)


The Arts Council is extremely thankful for everyone who put an extensive amount of time and energy into making this event a success. It goes without saying that we simply could not have done this without you!

super super silent auction room
plus live auction and raffle

Thank you to these businesses for helping make this event a victory for the arts by underwriting a portion of the night’s expenses through sponsorship! Including, Suzan Shayler - Edward Jones Financial Advisor, North City Law, James Alan Salon and Spa, Spin Alley Bowling Center, Shoreline Rotary, Simons/Lowe Orthodontics, and IBS Treatment Center. 

Pam and Bob Thompson
wearing the neon necklaces for the raffle

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate creativity and inspire our community through the arts.



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