Community Events: Washington Center 2012 Gala

Manhattan Transfer’s 40th Anniversary performance at the Washington Center for Performing Arts began the performance season bringing 575 attendees in support of this community gem. Attendees noshed on hors d’oeuvres, local wines and beers and took in a special program acknowledging the Artistic Partners who provide community programs through the Center.

During the event, The Center auctioned off a Dale Chihuly original hand-blown glass basket, generously donated by Susan and Scott Ritter, which was purchased by Olympia businesswoman and arts champion Renee Ries. Funds raised during this event benefit the Washington Center Arts Education Fund, providing access to programs that further arts education in our community.