Portland, February 20th, 2016. 225 guests joined Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington to celebrate 57 years of pioneering arts in education. Michelle and Synkai Harrison won the Golden Ticket for a trip to Cortona, Italy. The event at Pacfic Northwest College of Art raised a record $116, 000. (Photo credit, PDX Event Photography)
The evening started with a cocktail reception, a photo booth and lively silent auction. Guests enjoyed dinner and dessert by ChefStable Catering. Robin Mesher received the 2016 Sunburst Award for her dedication and advocacy during her tenure as a member of the Board of Directors of Young Audiences. The live auction included trips to France and Italy, A Date Night package and a Zamboni Party.
We inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts.
Young Audiences of Oregon was founded in 1958 as a local chapter of the nation’s largest arts-in-education organization. In 1989, the Portland-based organization merged with a smaller chapter in Vancouver to become Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington. We have steadily grown in scope and programming, evolving from presenting only classical music performances in our early years to currently offering a full range of educational arts programming in multiple disciplines and cultures—the only arts organization in the region to do so.