Tickets now on sale for “pARTy in the name of Art” on December 7th

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) announced today that tickets for “pARTy in the name of Art” can be purchased online at and The event on December 7th is a benefit for arts organizations and arts education programs in the Portland metropolitan area. The arts community will also use the event to pay tribute to Portland Mayor Sam Adams for his passion and commitment to arts, education, equity and sustainability in the region.

WHO: The Regional Arts & Culture Council and the local arts and culture community

WHAT: A celebration of the arts in Portland, and a tribute to Mayor Sam Adams for his vision and leadership in promoting culture, creativity, innovation, education and equity in our city

WHEN: Friday, December 7, 2012

WHERE: YU Contemporary, 800 SE 10th Avenue in Portland

WHY: To raise money for two RACC programs that Mayor Adams has championed during his time in office – The Right Brain Initiative, an arts integration program in public schools, and Work for Art, a workplace giving program for the arts.

Patron tickets are $175. They include a patron reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 pm, followed by special tribute performances at 8pm. Confirmed entertainers include Storm Large, Bodyvox, The Circus Project, Scott Poole, Julianne Johnson and PHAME Academy. Only 400 tickets will be sold at this price.

Dance party tickets are $25. At 9pm both floors of the YU building will be open for dancing, featuring eclectic DJs, multicultural interactive arts activities, and pop-up performances throughout the night. At midnight, breakfast will be served. Approximately 500 tickets are available at this price.

Sponsorship packages begin at $2,500. Event sponsors to date include Apex Pharmacy, Arlene Schntizer, Boeing, Burgerville, Bull Run Distillery, Cupcake Jones, Hopworks Urban Brewery, KeyBank, Morel Ink, Norris Beggs & Simpson, Portland General Electric, Portland Mercury, Portland Timbers, Seabold Construction, Standard Insurance, Tonkon Torp and US Bank.

For tickets and information visit