2018 ARCADE Auction Presale photo

Photos (clockwise from left): Sneeoosh Cabin, designed by zeroplus, photo courtesy of zeroplus; Paul McCarthy (b.1945) White Snow, Bookends. 2013. Black Walnut. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth; Cacao beans, photo courtesy of Bellflower Chocolate Company


Join ARCADE next Tuesday, December 11, 6:00–8:00 p.m. at Sole Repair Shop for our 2018 Holiday Auction + Community Celebration. At the event we'll toast the holidays and hold our highly-anticipated annual auction of design-minded getaways and experiences. Find the preview below!

UPDATE: While the online presale has ended, we still will have experiences available for bidding at the auction - including a second offering of Chocolate Making 101, Hot American Steel, and An Evening Under The Spheres with Graham Baba.

We hope to see you on the 11th. And if you can't make the event but are still interested in giving to ARCADE, consider making a gift today.




Dinner Party at Mallet Design Build’s Daylight Studio Space

Enjoy a dinner party for 12 at Mallet Design Build’s daylight studio space. The dining experience will include a selected chef to prepare a full course meal and beverages.

Up to 12 people. Please coordinate with Mallet Design Build to schedule a time and date for your event so they can notify their chef; please notify Mallet 3 weeks prior to your event regarding food restrictions and desired dates. This offer is valid for the year of 2019.

Thank you to Mallet Design Build for this generous donation.

Value: $2,500

Buy Now: $2,875

Dinner party at Mallet Design Build

Photos courtesy of Mallet Design Build.

An Evening Under the Spheres with Graham Baba - SOLD, but a second offering of this item will be available at the auction.  

Experience life beneath the Amazon Spheres in downtown Seattle. Tour two spaces—the Understory exhibition space and the newly opened Deep Dive bar; go behind the scenes and learn about the design firsthand from architect Jim Graham, principal of Seattle's Graham Baba Architects, who will lead the way through both GBA-designed spaces. Afterwards enjoy a happy hour snack and drink in the speakeasy-inspired bar with an intriguing menu featuring such items as an aquavit-and-golden-beet cocktail and an extravagant $18 hot dog!

Up to four people. Scheduled for a weekday by mutual availability with the architect. Expires December 31, 2019.

Thank you to Graham Baba Architects for this generous donation.

Value: $300

Buy Now: SOLD

An Evening Under The Spheres auction photo

Photo: Copyright 2018 Benjamin Benschneider. All Rights Reserved.

Chocolate Making 101 - SOLD, but a second offering of this item will be available at the auction.

Join Bellflower Chocolate Company to learn the basics of the chocolate-making process. The focus will be on making dark chocolate from raw cacao beans to finished bars. You’ll discuss what contributes to the final flavor of chocolate as well as a bit about the science behind chocolate. This will be a hands-on class so please wear clothing to which you do not have an emotional attachment. The class will last about two hours and students will be able to take home some finished chocolate.

Up to eight people. Scheduled by mutual availability through May 31, 2019.

Thank you to Bellflower Chocolate Company for this generous donation.

Value: $240

Buy Now: SOLD

Chocolate Making 101 auction photo

Photos courtesy of Bellflower Chocolate Company

Glassybaby Glassblowing Experience - SOLD

Enjoy a hands-on glassblowing experience at the Glassybaby hot shop in Madrona for six guests. During this time, each guest will get to go out on the hot shop floor to create their own piece of one-of-a-kind glass art—either a bowl, float, or paperweight in the colors of their choice.

Scheduled for a mutually agreeable date on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. Must book and redeem prior to April 1, 2019.

Thank you to Glassybaby for this generous donation.

Value: $540

Buy Now: SOLD

Glassybaby Glassblowing Experience auction photo

Photos courtesy of Glassybaby

Walla Walla Foundry Tour + Walla Walla Wine Tour

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of The Walla Walla Foundry—one of the largest fine art fabricators in the world—with President Dylan Farnum. Specializing in complex and challenging artworks, the foundry produces work in a range of materials, casting in various alloys and creating work in wood, resin, glass, and wax; it also houses advanced technological infrastructure. The foundry works with artists including Matthew Barney, Lynda Benglis, Urs Fischer, Tom Friedman, Isa Genzken, Yayoi Kusama, Maya Lin, Paul McCarthy, Yoshitomo Nara, Kiki Smith, Ugo Rondinone, Kara Walker, Jordan Wolfson, and many others.

Then experience a unique way to see, taste, and smell the very best of what the Walla Walla Valley has to offer with a private “Take In Walla Walla” excursion curated by Imbibe Wine Tours. Imbibe’s personal connections to the local wine industry and their attention to detail and customer service is unrivaled.

Up to eight people. Scheduled by mutual availability through December 14, 2019.

Thank you to the Walla Walla Foundry, Dylan Farnum, Imbibe Wine Tours, and Jay Swank for these generous donations.

Value: $1,700

Buy Now: $1,800

Walla Walla tour photo

Photos: (left) Paul McCarthy (b.1945) White Snow, Bookends. 2013. Black Walnut. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth. (right) Vineyard, photo courtesy of Imbibe Wine Tours

Hot American Steel - SOLD, but a second offering of this item will be available at the auction.

Experience the molten, hissing, rumbling inner workings of Seattle’s landmark steel mill. Nucor’s hulking mill complex, located beside the West Seattle Bridge, has been in operation for over 110 years. The tour will include all areas of production, and you will see firsthand how recycled metal is turned into new steel while you learn about the history of the plant and steel industry.

Up to 15 people. Participants must be over 18 years of age. Scheduled on a mutually agreed upon date through December 31, 2019.

Thank you to Nucor Steel Seattle for this generous donation.

Value: Priceless

Buy Now: SOLD

Hot American Steel auction photo

Photo courtesy of Nucor Steel

Architectural Photoshoot

Document your project with a half-day architectural photoshoot by photographer Andrew van Leeuwen of BUILD llc, including exteriors and interiors, along with post-processing work. Finished, high-resolution architectural photos will be delivered to the recipient in the digital format of their preference. The recipient may choose any project they like within an hour's drive of Seattle. The photoshoot will result in 10–20 photos depending on the project and desired results.

Date of photoshoot will need to be coordinated with photographer and is weather dependent. Expires December 31, 2019.

Thank you to Andrew van Leeuwen for this generous donation.

Value: $750

Buy Now: $825

Architectural Photoshoot auction photo

Photos by Andrew van Leeuwen

ChefShop Tapas Cooking Class - SOLD

Learn the history and origins of some of the most commonly used Spanish ingredients as you learn how to prepare a variety of tapas dishes including piquillo pepper stuffed with tuna, citrus-marinated olives, marcona almonds with rosemary and sea salt, deviled dates, and more, all taught by an expert chef from ChefShop at an in-home cooking class.

The class is limited to 12 participants. Class options and date, time, and location must be arranged in advance. Date/time/location are subject to chef availability. Locations more than 1/2 hour from downtown Seattle are subject to a travel charge. Any locations that require extra travel expenses (such as ferry fare and tolls) will be charged extra. Class includes all fresh and pantry ingredients needed for the class, but does not include liquid refreshments; liquid refreshments are the responsibility of the homeowner. Class does not include serviceware or utensils. It is assumed that the homeowner has enough and appropriate glasses, plates, serving platters, and silverware. No server/prep chef will accompany the chef to help prep, serve and clean up (additional server/prep chef available for an additional $100.00). Final menu may vary depending on what fresh items or products are available, what is decided between the host and the chef, and at the discretion of the chef and what is possible within the time period of the class. Expires December 31, 2019.

Thank you to ChefShop for this generous donation.

Value: $399

Buy Now: SOLD

ChefShop Tapas Class auction photo

Photos courtesy of Chefshop

Design Time with an Architect

Get a jump on that project you have been dreaming about with ten hours of home-remodeling or addition design services from the architects at Atelier Drome. The firm’s designers can provide a variety of services, including development of a space plan, as-built drawings, or a mood board.

Expires 12/31/2019.

Thank you to Atelier Drome for this generous donation.

Value: $1,700

Buy Now: $1,800

Design Time with an Architect auction photo

Photos courtesy of Atelier Drome

$250 Gift Certificate for Dinner at Ethan Stowell Restaurants  SOLD

Enjoy a meal at any one of Ethan Stowell’s 14 award-winning restaurants—from Rione XIII, with its simple Roman cooking, to the modern Pacific Northwest–inspired Goldfinch Tavern, to French brasserie Red Cow.

Thank you to Ethan Stowell Restaurants for this generous donation.

Value: $250

Buy Now: SOLD

Dinner at Ethan Stowell Restaurant auction photo

Photos courtesy of Ethan Stowell Restaurants

The Art of the Book: Books from Lucia|Marquand

Enjoy this collection of books from Lucia|Marquand. Based in Seattle, Lucia|Marquand develops, designs, and produces books with museums, artists, creative professionals, publishers, and collectors (and they also designed the 2016 volume of ARCADE!).

Zhi Lin, Rock Hushka et al. (Tacoma Art Museum)
Sun, Shadows, Stone: The Photography of Terry Toedtemeier, Rock Hushka et al. (Tacoma Art Museum)
Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora C. Mace, Linda Tesner (Marquand Books)
Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect, Patricia Junker et al. (Seattle Art Museum)
Like a Valentine: The Art of Jeffry Mitchell, Sara Krajewski et al. (Henry Art Gallery)
Michael C. Spafford: Epic Works, Bruce Guenther (Lucia|Marquand)

Thank you to Lucia|Marquand for this generous donation.

Value: $225

Buy Now: $250

Books from Lucia|Marquand auction photo

Photo by Kelly Rodriguez




Sneeoosh Cabin

Enjoy a two-night stay at a glass cabin located on the water between La Conner, Washington, and Deception Pass on the Swinomish Indian Reservation. Designed by zeroplus.

Sneeoosh Cabin auction photo

Photo courtesy of zeroplus

Tye River Cabin

Nestled on a river in a remote nine-acre site outside Skykomish, Washington, this gorgeous cabin designed by Tom Kundig, Olson Kundig, opens to the forest around it. General Contractor: Schuchart/Dow. On the Tye River, Skykomish, Washington.

Tye River Cabin 2

Tye River Cabin

Photos: Tim Bies

Quinault Cabin

Located near the shore of Lake Quinault in the Olympic National Forest, in 2012, this 100-year-old cabin underwent a complete remodel, designed by Best Practice Architecture and Design. Quinault, Washington.

Quinalt Cabin Washington

Quinalt Cabin 2 Washington

Photos: Mark Woods

Quinaut Cabin View

Captain Whidbey Inn

Enjoy a one-night stay in a waterfront cabin at the Captain Whidbey Inn, located on the verdant shores of Penn Cove, in the heart of Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve. Whidbey Island, Washington.

Captain Whidbey Inn auction photo

Captain Whidbey Inn auction photo

Captain Whidbey Inn auction photo

Photo courtesy of Captain Whidbey Inn

Vashon Island House

Enjoy a weekend on the beach on Vashon—nearby in miles and far away in spirit. Vashon Island, Washington.

Vashon view

Photo courtesy of Barbara Johns and Richard Hesik

Hotel Sorrento

Enjoy a night at the iconic Hotel Sorrento, Seattle’s longest-operating boutique hotel. Seattle, Washington.

Sorrento Hotel

Photo: Sammy Dyess

The Lodges on Vashon

Located in the heart of Washington’s lush Vashon Island, The Lodges on Vashon are where modern style meets Mother Nature. Vashon Island, Washington.

Lodges on Vashon

Lodges on Vashon

Photos: (top) Miranda Estes Photography; (bottom) Andrew Giammarco

Onemish Lodge

Enjoy a two-night weekend stay at Onemish Lodge in beautiful and historic Skykomish, Washington—just 15 minutes from Stevens Pass Mountain Resort!

Onemish Lodge auction photo

Photos courtesy of Frank Martin / Onemish Lodge


See you on the 11th!