Densho Dinner 2018

Keeping Our History Alive Through Art and Story”

The second annual Densho Dinner will be held on November 3, 2018. Join us for a sushi & sake reception, an elegant seated dinner, live and silent auctions, and an inspiring program that will honor our past, deepen conversations through art and story, and reinvigorate our commitment to standing up for justice today. This will truly be a night to remember and your participation will help Densho continue its important work for years to come.

Event Details

November 3, 5:00-8:30
Meydenbauer Convention Center (Bellevue)
Ticket Price: $125 (fair market value is $75)
Dress code: Cocktail Attire

Event Program

If you’ve attended a Densho event in the past two years, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve started featuring more musicians, spoken word artists, illustrators, and poets. This reflects an intentional move to incorporate art, story, and music into the work we do because we’ve seen that it can provide powerful opportunities to connect to our past, activate empathy, and inspire action.

In 2018, we hosted our first cohort of resident artists and we are thrilled to feature their work throughout the Densho Dinner program. Our keynote speaker will also reflect this shift:

Artist and activist C. Davida Ingram will talk about how art can be used to deepen conversations about historical injustices and build alliances in the fight for racial justice today.

Table Captains

Table Captains play a vital role in supporting the Densho Dinner by extending your invitation to friends and family and filling a table of 10. You can purchase 10 tickets yourself or ask your guests to go to the Brown Paper Tickets page to purchase tickets online. Please email our Special Events Manager at if you are interested in being a Table Captain.

Auction Items

Due to popular demand, we’re bringing back our silent auction! Find a treat for yourself or do some early Christmas shopping as you browse through dozens of items from local artists, restaurants, and other vendors.

The Densho Dinner will include a live auction featuring premium and exclusive items.

If you wish to donate an item, please consult the Auction Procurement form.

We’ll also host a Dessert Dash! Tables pool their resources to compete for a selection of fine cakes and confections provided by some of the best bakeries and home bakers in the region. Want to donate items to the Dessert Dash? Here’s how.

Food & Beverage

Sushi appetizers provided by:

Vendors to come.

Sake and Beer provided by:

Vendors to come.

The reception will also feature a cash bar. A catered dinner will be served with wine. Full menu and catering information to come.

Densho Dinner Sponsors

Please contact Densho’s Special Event Manager Naoko Tanabe for more information about Densho Dinner sponsorship opportunities: or 206-320-0095 ext. 108

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Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors
Other Supporting Sponsors
Table Captains

*Not able to sponsor or serve as a Table Captain? Not to worry! There are several other ways to support Densho: volunteer at the dinner; donate an auction item; or donate to Densho.


Venue, Directions, and Parking Information

The Densho Dinner will take place at the Meydenbauer Convention Center in Bellevue.


Contact us or 206-320-0095.

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