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Diwali Ball

Sat Oct 14 – Sun 15 2017

Seattle Art Museum

Entire Building

7:30 PM – 1 AM

Sold Out

Celebrate India’s Festival of Lights by joining SAM for our 10th-annual Diwali Ball! Diwali is a festival of joy and merriment celebrating the triumph of good over evil. The Hindus welcome peace and prosperity by illuminating their homes with diyas.

It’s the 10th anniversary of the Diwali Ball and this year will be bigger and bolder than ever before.

Join us for a high energy celebration featuring

  • Delight in an abundance of high-energy dance performances all night long
  • Sip Diwali-inspired signature cocktails
  • Adorn yourself with henna
  • Explore your future with fortune tellers
  • Indulge in appetizers and desserts by some of Seattle’s best chefs
  • Nosh on dinner by Saffron Grill
  • Celebrate with beats by Shruti and Kulveer Sangha
  • Enjoy intimate tours of SAM’s galleries
  • Dance the night away–Bollywood Grooves by DJ Aanshul
  • More to come!

With all this and many other Diwali surprises, this year’s 10th-anniversary Diwali Ball is an evening you will not want to miss!


All proceeds from the Diwali Ball benefit the Seattle Art Museum’s artistic and educational programs and SAM’s commitment to sharing ancient and contemporary Asian art, including a broad and diverse collection of South Asian Art.

Individual Tickets

$200 per person
Includes one ticket to the Diwali Ball, free parking, access to the sponsor lounge, and two VIP exhibition tickets to visit SAM at a later date.

$150 per person
Includes one ticket to the Diwali Ball.

Sponsorship opportunities are available!

Support art, education, and community by becoming a sponsor of the 10th-anniversary Diwali Ball! This is a special year for SAM and with the upcoming exciting expansion of the Asian Art Museum, now is a great time to get involved. Starting at $750, sponsorships bring you and your guests special benefits, such as access to the exclusive sponsor lounge, complimentary parking, and recognition. Call 206.654.3184 for more information about how you can contribute to this year’s celebration.

Lead Sponsor
Geeta and Hemant Vyas

Maharaja Circle
Sudeep and Seema Bharati
Suri and Mala Raman
Ajay Wadhawan and Mandira Virmani

Raja Circle
4C Insights
Beth Billington, Coldwell Banker Bain
Dr. Ludwig Allegra and Dr. Sunil Ummat Northwest ENT Associates Seattle
Dilip and Varsha Naik
Ann Pryde
Ranjini and Rajeev Rajan
Darshana Shanbhag and Dilip Wagle
Akila and S. Somasegar Family Foundation
Shoba Sriaiyer & Srikanth Mukku
Srivats Srinivasan and Rupal Mehta
Deven and Anita Waghani

Rajkumar Circle
Bonhams International Auctioneers
Mona and Raj Butani
DuBois Cary Law Group, PLLC
Shalini Gujavarty and Eric Tams
Suresh and Mai Krishnaswamy
Vijay and Sita Vashee
Minee and Malay Verma

Dessert Sponsor
Smita and Harold Soans

Community Partners
Seattle University

Tickets are non-refundable. SAM reserves the right to cancel or postpone the event due to weather, an emergency, or other unforeseen circumstance.