The Seattle Design Center was the scene of the 2014 ArtsWest Gala and auction. The event raised more than $160,000 for the organization.

SLIDESHOW: ArtsWest Gala raises more than $160,000

The annual fundraising Gala and auction for ArtsWest raised more than $160,000 according to the organizers.

Over the course of the past year in addition to the all the theater and art shows the organization adopted a new logo, website and ticketing system; invested in new computers, a new phone system, a level theatre floor, and state-of-the-art sound board; brightened their physical space; provided scholarships to area youth through theatre education program; and installed a new donor wall.

West Seattle Thriftway, Chubb Insurance Group, and Ventana Construction were the event sponsors.

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