NEON 2018 Photo Recap

There were many reasons to laugh and have a great time at NEON 2018. Fundraising Auctioneer Laura Michalek, Spaceworks Manager Heather Joy, and Auction Emcee David Printz certainly had a great time.

The numbers are in! On Friday night, June 8th, 2018, our community came together for Spaceworks’ 3rd annual fundraiser NEON to celebrate local creativity and show support for Spaceworks programs and services. Although we raised over $43,000, we came just short of reaching our $50,000 goal. Could you help us reach $7,000 by the end of June?

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Your tax-deductible gift will help us create more opportunities for artists and entrepreneurs in Tacoma. If 200 Tacomans donated only $35 right now we would close the gap and smash our goal!

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Thanks

to all the guests / donors / sponsors / artists / businesses / volunteers who support Spaceworks and enjoyed our public fundraiser NEON. Check out these colorful event highlights in the NEON 2018 photos captured by Frankly Cinematics, Spaceworks Incubator participant since 2017.

The rain hasn't dampened Heather Joy's spirits. Plus many rainbow umbrellas were on hand thanks to event planner Lisa Fruichantie
The Gritty City Sirens Pinkk Champain (left) and Polly PuckerUp (right) strike a sassy pose with cakewalk host Dominique D'Amour (center)
Pinkk Champain, Dominique D'Amour, Polly PuckerUp, and volunteer Doreen Christmas.
The Gritty City Sirens helped with selling Mystery Boxes, stuffed with valuable prizes from Tacoma businesses
Volunteer Asa Nutter helped make our VIP guests feel welcome by serving delicious hors d'oeuvres
There were many reasons to laugh and have a great time at NEON 2018. Fundraising Auctioneer Laura Michalek, Spaceworks Manager Heather Joy, and Auction Emcee David Printz certainly had a great time.
The silent auction showcases art, craft, and small business services created in Tacoma and in the region.
The silent auction showcases art, craft, and small business services created in Tacoma and in the region.
The silent auction showcases art, craft, and small business services created in Tacoma and in the region.
The silent auction showcases art, craft, and small business services created in Tacoma and in the region.
Volunteer Christopher Howell serving up some delicious hor d'oeuvres!
Pinkk Champain and Polly PuckerUp sell some more mystery boxes.
Awesome volunteer Nicholas Nyland checked in many many guests.
Stage manager Josh Sembly.
Interactive Sandbox art created by Ulysses Martin allows users to raise mountains and carve pools augmented with digital projections of topographic features.
Kate Monthy and John Walker have been long time artist supporters in Tacoma.
The Silent Auction.
Doreen Christmas was an awesome volunteer during NEON!
Dominique D'Amour with Spaceworks Donor JW Harrington.
Steve Buchanan came with his wife Kari Buchanan. Steve has been a Spaceworks Incubator participant since 2016 and sponsored NEON with signage and event design services.
Spaceworks steering committee co-chair David Schroedel and Kate Monthy enjoyed a laugh.
Emcee David Printz was helpful and entertaining throughout the night.
 
This massive print was created at the literary arts festival Wayzgoose using a steamroller. It was a part of a Live Auction package offering the winner a chance to drive the steamroller at Wayzgoose 2019. Displayed here by volunteer Jesse Pasquan.
The Live Auction.
The Live Auction.
The Live Auction.
The Live Auction.
Emcee David Printz was helpful and entertaining throughout the night.
We owe many thanks to our dynamic auctioneer, Laura Michalek!
Guests at our Live Auction.
David and Anne Jones bid and won the 253 Heart neon piece in the live auction.
Rep. Laurie Jinkins graced us with her presence.
Guests inside Fawcett Hall at Alma Mater Tacoma, our incredible venue.
The Live Auction.
We owe many thanks to our dynamic auctioneer, Laura Michalek!
Our guests watching the Live Auction.
The Live Auction.
Kate Monthy bids at the Live Auction!
We owe many thanks to our dynamic auctioneer, Laura Michalek!
Pinkk Champain helped get our Cake Walk participants going!
Chromatography.
Guests enjoying the dance party after the Live Auction.
Pinkk Champaign gets her groove on.
Mirrorgloss.
Our garden dance party.
Guests at our garden danceparty.
Mirrorgloss.
Our garden dance party.
Our garden dance party.
Our cake walk was pretty sweet.
Our guests enjoying the live auction.
Perry Pettaccia and Shannon Shintani of The Magic Circus, Spaceworks Incubator participants since 2017.
A good time was had by all!
Guests pose during the garden dance party.
Drag Queens Dominique D'Amour and Delyla Dalyte pose with Pink Champain of the Gritty City Sirens in the glow of Ghost Frequencies art car.
We love a good glow!
Guests at the garden dance party.
NEON Dance Party with DJ Olivia Phaze.
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