WHAT TO KNOW
BEFORE THE SHOW

The entire event will be broadcast via YouTube Live. Join us in the chat to keep the party rolling with games and prizes! You don’t need a YouTube account to watch, but you’ll need one to chat. (YouTube calls it a Channel, but it’s just a free account linked to a Google account, and it only takes a few clicks to sign up.) Don't forget to download your free bingo card here!

 

Donations and bids are supported via Greater Giving, an online auction and donation software. You can add your credit card at any time before or during the event via this link. If you choose to not pre-register your credit card, you can still donate during the live event and choose an alternate form of payment.​

Need help? No problem!

Email us at info@henryart.org and call 206.221.3850 for immediate support.

EVENT FAQ

​Will anyone be able to see me?

No, but we encourage you to dress up, take a selfie, and share it with #HenryGala on social. We look forward to seeing your creativity!

Will I be able to talk to the people I invite?

YouTube chat doesn’t allow for private channels, but we encourage you to create a group text to talk to your friends about what you’re experiencing. ​

ABOUT ONLINE BIDDING

​This year’s auction will use Greater Giving Online Bidding – allowing for a paperless bidding system. You will need to create an account in order to bid virtually on silent auction items.

 
 
What are the benefits of online bidding?

Once bidding starts, you will be alerted on your screen when you have been outbid, so you can instantly respond with another bid. All auction bidding will be tracked, displayed, and announced in real-time throughout the evening. At the end of the evening, the check-out process will run efficiently because your credit card information will have been entered into our system prior to or at the beginning of the event.

Where can I donate and bid?
  • You can bid with any computer or mobile device with an internet browser.

  • With standard mobile phones, you can bid and receive alerts via text messaging.

  • Please include your mobile phone number while registering for the event.

  • You can also place bids or make donations over the phone if the online format is not your style. Give us a call at 206.221.3850.

How do I create a supporter account?

​When registering, follow the link to the Henry Art Gallery 2022 Gala website provided in our email or on our website.

How do I make a donation?
  • Make sure to create a Greater Giving Supporter account

  • Click on the “Donate Now” button on the home page

  • From here, you can choose to enter an amount or fund a need

How do I bid on an item?
  • Make sure to create a Greater Giving Supporter account. Once you have joined, you have a number of options available to you.

  • Select the item you wish to bid on.

  • Select either the bid option to bid the next increment, or select Bid More to choose your increment.

  • Or, if available, select Buy Now to purchase the Package for the price listed.

  • Click the star icon to save the Package to your Favorites.

  • You will be alerted on your screen when you have been outbid, so you can instantly respond with another bid.

  • Use the menu in the top left to view Packages you have bid on, favorited, or to browse by Category.

  • All auction bidding will be tracked, displayed, and announced in real-time throughout the evening.

  • When the auction closes, the high bidder can find Packages they have won in the Bids area of the menu.

I won an item! What’s next?
  • Congratulations, and thank you for your generous support!

  • When the auction closes, the high bidder can find items they have won in the Bids area of the menu.

  • Since your card information will have been entered into our system prior to or at the beginning of the event, check-out is quick and easy.

  • Your card will be processed for the allotted amount, and you will receive a receipt via email.

  • Depending on the item and your location, pick-up, delivery, or email will be available. We will reach out to you to arrange.

I have a question that is not answered here. Where can I get some help?

No worries, a team is waiting for a live chat during the auction. Any other questions, please contact us at 206.221.3850 or use our contact form.