Pratt Live! A Virtual Telethon 2021 Live-Stream Airing on April 24, 6-8:30pm (PST)
SEATTLE, WASH - Pratt Live! A Virtual Telethon will take place online on Saturday April 24th from 6- 8:30pm (PST). The virtual telethon will offer an evening of live-stream artist demonstrations, visits with local artists, youth artist stories, a limited live and silent auction, and options for at-home art and dinner experiences. The telethon is the second virtual telethon Pratt has organized since the COVID-19 pandemic started just over a year ago. Viewers can tune in for the full two and half hours or pop in and out of live-stream throughout the program. The virtual event will be hosted live by auctioneer Ian Lindsay, Executive Director Steve Galatro, and Pratt’s new Director of Development Mike Yoon, with special guest Hilary Lee returning as on-site correspondent. Though viewing the event is free for the general public on YouTube, Pratt Live! is a critical fundraising effort as part of Pratt’s ongoing Creative Resilience Campaign. The Campaign aims to ensure that Pratt’s vital programs may contribute to a community-wide rejuvenation and to secure the long-term health of the Center itself. Donations toward Pratt Live! will be accepted before and throughout the live-stream event, when all gifts will be acknowledged and total fundraising will be tabulated. Eve Sanford, Pratt’s Director of Programs will be featured during the live-stream, “I don't think any of us expected that our lives and our work would have shifted in the ways it has since March 2020. COVID-19 and all the events of this past year have challenged us all. I am excited that we are coming together again virtually for Pratt Live! and I look forward to sharing our journey of Creative Resilience, what is coming up next for us, as well as connecting with supporters to help ensure we reemerge with a strong foundation.” The live-stream will include video features from Seattle artists Juan Alonso-Rodriguez, Fumi Amano, Tanya Crane, Gabriel-Bello Diaz, Shruti Ghatak, Scott McCall, Micah McCarty, Kim McIntyre, Leslie Nan Moon, and Eve Sanford.
Pratt Live! A Virtual Telethon Live-Stream Airing on April 24, 6-8:30pm 04/16/2021
For Immediate Release
April 16, 2021
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Artist Demonstrations in Live-Stream from Pratt Studios at Pratt Park in the Historic Central Area Arts & Cultural District in Seattle, WA
A limited live auction will feature artist works from artists Juan Alonso-Rodríguez, Fumi Amano, Dina Barzel, Lee Campbell, David Chatt, Tanya Crane, Gabriel-Bello Diaz, Dan Friday, KT Hancock, Etsuko Ichikawa, Deborah Lawrence, Micah McCarty, Kim McIntyre, Leslie Nan Moon, Catherine E. Skinner, Cappy Thompson and Dick Weiss. Auction previews begin April 16th, with silent auction bidding open 9AM on April 19th and closing April 24th during the livestream event. Register online to receive event updates, browse artwork and bid here.
The virtual event will be a combination of pre-recorded and live footage all captured while respecting Phase 3 state guidelines, mask usage, and social distancing precautions.
Pratt Live! is free and open to the public for viewing and people are encouraged to take advantage of this online format and share the event far and wide. You can catch the live-stream on Pratt’s YouTube channel from 6-8:30pm (PST) on April 24. Detailed information can be found on their website at https://www.pratt.org/prattlive. If you are local, you can reserve a 70s themed Pratt Live! Art Experience Kit and/or Dinner Delivery Experience by Pot Pie Factory delivered to your home with cocktail mix included. The first 100 people to purchase the Dinner Delivery Experience will receive a special gift from Glass Eye Studio, deadline to reserve kit or dinner is Sunday, April 18th.
Pratt Fine Arts Center instructs 4,300 students a year in their five discipline community art center in Pratt Park in Seattle’s Central Area. Named after civil rights activist Edwin T. Pratt, the organization’s mission is to foster a creative, inclusive art-making community, providing access to quality education and professionally equipped studios for everyone. Pratt’s programs promote the joy and transformative power of art and actively support the development of visual artists. Pratt Fine Arts Center offers classes for all skill levels and abilities. It is the only facility in the Northwest where absolute beginners and established professional artists work side-by-side creating art in glass, sculpture, jewelry and metalsmithing, wood, painting, drawing and printmaking. Pratt provides affordable studios with unparalleled state-of-the-art equipment and professional artist instruction to create an environment where students learn and create.