Cocktail Guests

We can't wait to see you on Saturday, June 17th at 5:30PM when the doors open at the Colman Estate!


Wear comfortable clothes - flats, boots, khakis and jeans - so you can wander the grounds of the Colman Estate with ease. Ride services like taxis or Lyft are a great way to leave the driving to someone else, and carpooling is a great way to travel with friends and lessen environmental impact - though there is ample street parking if you choose to drive. Inclement weather?  Don't worry - we will have umbrellas for you. Just wear your boots and bring a light jacket.  


You'll see a sign that says 9343 Fauntleroy and balloons pointing you where to go. At the driveway, you'll be greeted by our amazing volunteers who will point you toward check-in.

At check-in, you'll find everything you need to get started - coat check, bid number, food, drinks and more.


From 5:30pm to 7pm you can enjoy:

  • Gertrude Stein’s Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights staged throughout the grounds
  • The silent auction
  • $25 "surprise" balloons
  • Drinks and hors d'oeuvres


At 7pm our volunteers will call the Cocktail portion of the evening to a close. Head back to the same tent where you checked in - there you can collect your winning bids and any checked clothes - gather for a big Thank You from the ArtsWest team. Make sure to stick around: we will hold a drawing to win a pair of subscriptions to ArtsWest's 2017-18 Season! Afterward, you can head to your next destination - home, out with friends, anywhere! - knowing that you supported ArtsWest.