Hospitality Events

WAA offers three hospitality events, free with a full registration and two ticketed events you won’t want to miss! From the Opening Reception to the Annual Luncheon and Closing Night party—in Paccar Pavilion, Seattle’s beautiful sculpture park—WAA’s hospitality events are a great way to relax, enjoy yourself with colleagues and clients, reconnect with old friends, and make new ones.

Opening Reception*

Leading sponsor, IMG Artists, with additional support provided by the Puget Sound Cultural Group

Tuesday, September 5
6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Let the merriment begin as you reunite with long-time colleagues, meet and mingle with new ones, and get your week started right. You don't want to miss the first hospitality event of WAA 2017—our largest hospitality event of the conference!

*Included in your conference registration (Guest Passes: $50)

Exhibit Hall Hospitality Breaks

A busy arts professional needs a good snack from time to time to be their most productive. WAA has got you covered with daily hospitality and refreshment. Quantities are limited so stop by early. Breaks are located at the center-back or "top" of the hall

Wednesday, September 6
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sponsored by 4Culture 

“We all scream!”
Nothing will put you in a sunnier mood than a big ol’ melty ice cream cone firmly in your grasp, so come do a little socializing at our Ice Cream Social! Cover your elegant vanilla cone with pretty berries or go all in with M&Ms, Oreos and caramel drizzle on your chocolate.  Napkins optional.

Thursday, September 7
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

“Superfood for a super mood!”
Pop by to power up your morning. We're serving up pomegranate smoothie shots, berry and walnut yogurt parfaits, peeled oranges and edamame snacks. So healthy, it hurts.

Salon Coffee and Tea

Complimentary in the Willow Room on Wednesday and Thursday until the carafes run dry

Wednesday, September 6 
12:00 p.m. – supplies run out
Sponsored by The Music Center

Thursday, September 7
12:00 p.m. – supplies run out
Sponsored by Ed Keane Associates

Juried Showcase Hospitality at Broadway Performance Hall

Wednesday, September 6 and Thursday, September 7
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.*

Wednesday's Hospitality Sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Arts Consortium
Thursday's Hospitality Sponsored by Seattle Theatre Group

Present your WAA credential upon arrival to enjoy small sandwiches, cheeses, and bite-sized desserts before the show.  Shuttles provided.
*Showcase hospitality concludes promptly at 4:30.

Annual Luncheon at The Triple Door

Sponsored by Cadenza Artists and SRO Artists

Thursday, September 7
12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are $55 (Guest: $65)

local organic greens -organic spring mix, crispy shallots, citrus vinaigrette, honey walnut, honey crisp apples, pickled radish
thai bbq grilled chicken -coconut lemongrass & fragrant herb marinated half chicken, slow cooked and char grilled with sichuan green beans
yellow curry cauliflower -Malaysian curry sauce, crispy local tofu, fragrant curry leaves with sichuan green beans
flourless chocolate torte

Closing Night Event

Sponsored by the Canadian Consulate General's Office in Seattle and the BC Arts Consortium

Friday, September 8
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tickets are $55 (Guest: $65)

Seattle’s beloved sculpture park sets the stage for this year’s event. A little over one mile from the hotel (shuttles provided), the Paccar Pavilion is a striking indoor/outdoor space situated right in the park and overlooking Elliott Bay. The view is not to be missed—you may even want to arrive early to admire and explore! Our DJ will get the party swinging and heavy hors d'oeuvres and libations will keep you fortified. (Dancing not your thing? Come for the view.)