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A New Life For the Pan Eros Library

  Libraries foster community connection and information consumption; libraries aid in development and add value through cultural engagement. Supporting, connecting, informing, in their many iterations, Libraries are at the heart of communities. At present, the Pan Eros Foundation Library exists in a halted, non-functioning state of transition. Once a catalogued Special Collections Library, the...

The Importance of Empowering Youth

When it comes to consent and sexuality, today’s youth are getting a lot of mixed messages. We all want the best for future generations, and that means helping them sift through all of those mixed messges. The best we can do for our youth is empower them with accurate information and open lines of...

Adopting

Pan Eros Foundation takes steps to support consent culture in Seattle and beyond As the #MeToo movement, founded by Tanara Burke, has shown, many communities are still struggling with articulating standards for ethical behavior around sex and power. The Seattle-based Pan Eros Foundation, producer of the internationally renown Seattle Erotic Art Festival, has joined...

Reflecting On The Year

A Letter from the Director I’ve struggled to encapsulate this year into a few paragraphs. I feel it is impossible to give you a full accounting of everything the Pan Eros Foundation has worked on this year without going on for pages. So I will settle on the briefest of summaries. At the beginning...

Don’t Forget! From the Vaults: SEAF Art Auction and Fundraiser

Saturday night is going to be great fun at our Silent Art Auction and Party! For your enjoyment, savory and sweet amuse bouche will be served by, and on, delicious darlings. Be there to witness tantalizing burlesque performances by the Jesse Belle-Jones and Onyx Asili, two beautiful bondage performances by BlkStar and her daring...

Gallery Erato Closed on Black Friday

Dear Art Patrons, All of us at Pan Eros Foundation extend our warmest holiday wishes to you as we enter a season of celebration.  One of our most highly held values as an organization is the fostering of human intimacy and this year, we’ve allowed that value to be our guiding light as we...

A Weekend of Books, Kink, & Communication!

How are your Thanksgiving weekend plans looking? Are you open to suggestions? We recommend eating too much on Thursday, and staying home Friday. Participating in Small Business Saturday is a great option, and so is joining us for one of three events at Gallery Erato in Pioneer Square. A Kinky Introduction: Terms, Etiquette, and...

From The Vaults: SEAF Art Auction on December 15

Bid on a piece of Seattle Erotic Art Festival history! Over the years, the Pan Eros Foundation’s art collection has grown due to the incredible generosity of artists and art patrons donating their art. Gallery Erato doesn’t have room enough to showcase all of this art. This art deserves to be out in the...

Date Night and Mixer Events

The Pan Eros Foundation’s mission is to celebrate and cultivate sexuality. One of the main ways we embody this mission is through our Education Program. Learning and exploring is a great way to cultivate and refine your pleasure. Attending a workshop or lecture is a powerful way to honor yourself by investing in an...