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Past Event

Diwali Ball

Oct 12 – 13 2019

Seattle Art Museum

Entire Building

7:30 PM – 12:30 AM

Celebrate India’s Festival of Lights at the 12th annual Diwali Ball Fundraiser! Support SAM and join us for an enchanted masquerade-themed Diwali Ball in anticipation of the special exhibition Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum opening on October 17. Immerse yourself in a glowing masquerade celebration of Diwali at this joyous, high-energy evening.

  • Incredible Indian feast by Saffron Grill

  • Hosted cocktail bar

  • Highly charged dance performances by Afsaana Dance, Culture Shakti, Guru Vinder, Jhimki & Maatal, UW Kahanni, and Urvasi Dance Ensemble

  • Beats by DJ Aanshul and Sur in Seattle featuring Kulveer Sangha

  • Curator-led tours of SAM's collection

  • Ornate henna

  • Intimate fortune-telling

  • Dancing all night long

  • And much more—all included with your ticket!

Diwali is a festival of joy and merriment celebrating the triumph of good over evil. Hindus welcome peace and prosperity by illuminating their homes with diyas.

Through art, the Seattle Art Museum enriches lives and engages diverse communities. Join us at Diwali Ball to celebrate Diwali and SAM's commitment to promoting a greater understanding of and appreciation for the arts and culture of India.

Diwali Ball is a major fundraising event for SAM. All funds raised will benefit SAM’s artistic and community engagement programs.

Individual Tickets

Distinguished Benefactor
$500 per person

Includes one ticket to the Diwali Ball, free parking at Diwali Ball, access to the Diwali Ball sponsor lounge, and an increased donation to SAM.

$300 per person

Includes one ticket to the Diwali Ball, free parking at Diwali Ball, and access to the Diwali Ball sponsor lounge.

$200 per person

Includes one ticket to the Diwali Ball.

This is a 21+ event.All but $75 per ticket is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Tickets are non-refundable. SAM reserves the right to cancel or postpone the event due to weather, an emergency, or other unforeseen circumstance.

Sponsorship opportunities are available!
Enjoy exclusive benefits and support art, education and community by becoming a sponsor of the Diwali Ball! This is a special year for SAM and with the Seattle Asian Art Museum opening soon, now is a great time to get involved. Starting at $1,500, sponsorships bring you and your guests special benefits and access. Call 206.654.3184 for more information about how you can contribute to this year’s celebration.

Thank you to our generous sponsors for their support of the 12th Annual Diwali Ball

Royal Sponsors
Sudha Mishra and Rajesh Jha
Geeta and Hemant Vyas

Palace Sponsors
Sudeep and Seema Bharati
India Association of Western Washington (IAWW)
NW FACE AND BODY - Drs. Allegra, Ummat and Voss
Mala and Suri Raman
Darshana Shanbhag and Dilip Wagle
Ajay Wadhawan and Mandira Virmani

Jewel Sponsors
Aditi Agarwal and Rohit Garg
Rajeev and Arpita Agarwal
Beth Billington, Coldwell Banker Bain
Kavita and Praerit Garg
Niriva LLC
PRO Club
Rajeev and Ranjini Rajan
Smita and Harold Soans
Akila and S. Somasegar Family Foundation

Additional Support
Taran Arora and Kavi Singh

Photo: Robert Wade

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