The Tacoma Art Museum Bollywood Gala 2009 was held on October 17 at Hotel Murano. More than 300 guests attended. Guests were treated to a fun and vibrant evening celebrating the magic and romance of Indian cinema, with a variety of Bollywood videos and music playing throughout the event. Over 30 artists displayed items at an art sale for guests to purchase, with 50% of the proceeds benefiting Tacoma Art Museum. MLK ballet performed visually stunning Indian dances. At the close of the program and live auction, the award-winning Kim Archer Band performed and guests danced until midnight. Net revenue from the event was $140,000. Proceeds support Tacoma Art Museum education programs.