The Centrum Gala Dinner & Auction

Slip off to our sand dune…

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 5pm
The Commons at Fort Worden

Thank you to all who participated in Evening at the Oasis!

Centrum’s volunteer Gala Committee helped guests make some memories this past Saturday, October 14, 2017, with a welcome from Eli the Camel; opulent décor evoking a desert oasis at twilight; menu selections to suit the theme catered by Fort Worden; and an abundance of intriguing items donated by Centrum supporters from throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Here’s to the countless acts of creativity and hundreds of hours invested by the Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers that made the evening a great success!

Our Evening at the Oasis achieved an all-time Centrum Gala fundraising record: prior to costs, our philanthropic auction donors, sponsors, and 253 guests raised $255,423 for Centrum’s mission and programs. On behalf of all the people we serve, thank you for promoting creative experiences that change lives.


Indulge in sumptuous dining with touches of desert delight. Compete for an exhilarating array of auction items—from the fabulous to the functional, the sensuous to the sensible, discover experiences, objects and trips to help you kick up a little dust!

Returning auctioneer Laura Michalek will preside over the live auction. Don’t make your holiday and 2018 travel plans until you’ve had a chance to bid on these adventures in travel:

A week for four in Princeville, Kauai—available only between November 16 and December 26, 2017. Donated by Gigi Callaizakis and Steve Moore.

A week at the Sheraton Desert Oasis Villas in Scottsdale, Arizona—available only from April 4 to 14, 2018. Donated by Gordon and Rose Lincoln Hamilton.

Villa at Las Catalinas—a new beach town on the Guanacaste Coast of Costa Rica. Offered by Adventure Artisans.

River Cruise with Ama Waterways—it’s a journey AND a destination. The highest rated ships in Europe. Offered by Adventure Artisans.

Yacht with SeaDream—intimate vessels with the service of 95 crew members and 112 guests ; casual and personalized luxury unlike any other cruise vacation. Offered by Adventure Artisans.

And don’t miss the Fund-a-Dream—your chance to support the Centrum scholarship fund. Help students of all ages come to Centrum for creative experiences that change lives!

Thank you for supporting Centrum—your oasis for the arts

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