Go West Gala Frequently Asked Questions

Where do we park?

Complimentary valet parking is included in your ticket price. Simply arrive at the new drop off in front of Tacoma Art Museum at 1701 Pacific Avenue. To fully experience the museum’s expansion we request that all guests enter through the new front doors located on the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Plaza.

What should I wear?

Fun and festive cocktail attire is welcomed; bolo ties and cowboy boots are optional. We know you’ll look dandy!

What provisions will be at Go West Gala?

Go West Gala is not a formal, sit-down dinner. Instead, enjoy delicious tray passed appetizers and exciting interactive chef-attended food stations, catered by El Gaucho, spread throughout the museum. Your experience is all-inclusive with a fully hosted bar throughout the evening. We’ve concocted a specialty cocktail featuring Tacoma Art Museum’s signature New West Bourbon, and, wine, beer, and top shelf spirits will also be available. This less formal program means you can eat, drink, socialize, and mosey through the silent auction as soon as you arrive!

What is the evening’s schedule of events?

6:30 pm
Guests arrive

6:30–8:30 pm
El Gaucho appetizers and interactive food stations, drinks, entertainment, silent auction bidding, catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

8:15–9:30 pm
Short program and live auction.

9:30–11:00 pm
Tour the new galleries for an exclusive first look at the Haub Family Collection.

What is new at this year’s gala?

Go West Gala offers the exclusive first look at Tacoma Art Museum’s brand new 16,000 foot gallery expansion and the inaugural exhibition from the Haub Family Collection. Come and celebrate the evolution and expansion of Tacoma Art Museum as we raise money to benefit the museum’s educational programs!

Will my tickets be mailed to me?

No, tickets will not be mailed, but information about Go West Gala will be sent via email as the event approaches. Once you have purchased your tickets, all you need to bring to Go West Gala is yourself!