Leah Fishbaugh

Director of Communications, TeenTix | 206.233.3959

TeenTix Celebrates the 2019 Teeny Awards & Gala

Two events mark TeenTix’s 15th birthday and celebrate arts access in the PNW.

Immediate Release—August 26, 2019—TeenTix For the first time ever, Seattle nonprofit TeenTix is splitting its annual events into two separate occasions. This year, The 2019 Teeny Awards: Drag Extravaganza will take place on September 28th at SIFF Cinema Egyptian, while TeenTix Homecoming: A Teeny Gala Dinner is set for October 12th at Northwest African American Museum.

At the 2019 Teeny Awards, guests can enjoy snacks, crafts, and photo ops with youth drag performers during the pre-show reception. Local drag superstar Betty Wetter will host the ceremony program, including performances by local artists. The ceremony will also honor TeenTix’s Arts Partners who provide $5 arts tickets to teens ages 13–19 year-round. Winners will be honored with awards like Best Aesthetics and the Youth Advocate of the Year. Each winner is voted on by TeenTix members.

Two weeks later, guests at the Gala Dinner will enjoy a cocktail hour, raffle prizes, games, and a dinner program hosted by Seattle theater celeb and TeenTix alum, Sara Porkalob, all culminating in a paddle raise led by arts champion Matthew Richter.

“We thought it was important to give each event its own day this year,” said Monique Courcy, TeenTix Executive Director. “That way, we can focus on making the Teeny Awards all about teens and our Partners, and fully celebrate youth leadership in our arts community. The dinner will focus on building a strong foundation for TeenTix to ensure we can continue to champion teens and equitable arts access for the youth we serve.”

Tickets for the 2019 Teeny Awards are free for teens, and $5 for everyone age 20 and above at the door with an RSVP: Tickets for the Gala Dinner are available here: TeenTix

In partnership with 75 regional arts organizations, TeenTix ensures equitable arts access for all young people and empowers young people to engage in civic life through the arts. TeenTix exists to break down the barriers that prevent teens from accessing art in our community, such as ticket or admission cost, not knowing where to look for events, navigating transportation around the city, and feeling insecure about arts-going.

TeenTix was founded in 2004 by Seattle Center and in partnership with ten of the resident arts organizations on the Seattle Center campus. Now its own nonprofit, TeenTix has facilitated the sale of over 125,000 arts tickets to teens.

Photos available upon request.


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