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"Embrace the Music" 19th Annual Smith Fine Arts Series  Mid-Summer Dinner & Auction - Sunday July 28

The Smith Fine Arts Series at Western Oregon University brings world-class performing arts to the mid-Willamette Valley. SFAS also offers workshops with visiting artists to WOU students and the greater community; provides educational outreach for children grades K-12; and distributes performance tickets to students, all at no cost to participants. This work ensures rich, cultural experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds in Monmouth, Independence, and beyond—but it could not be carried out without the help of local businesses and individuals.

This year’s 19th Annual Mid-Summer Dinner and Auction takes place on Sunday, July 28, and we hope to see you there! Feast your ears on live music by the Keagan Wall Jazz Quartet while bidding on a host of fabulous items. Newly featured this year: the exciting opportunity to take home beautiful works by well-known, Pacific Northwest artists—painters, printmakers, fiber artists, ceramicists, and more!

Attend the event

You won’t want to miss this festive event. New for 2019!—no standing in line for drinks or buffet in the Pacific Room. Admission is $45 and includes a sit-down meal of your choice, with tableside wine and beer service. Prepare to relax, enjoy, and bid generously to support SFAS. 

If you have questions, please contact the SFA office at (503) 838-8333 or

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s event!



This annual event is fueled by the energy, connections, and comradery of our community volunteers. From procuring auction items and assembling gift baskets, to running errands and making phone calls, to decorating and setting up/cleaning up the day of, there’s a place for everyone. Bring your skills and enthusiasm to this year’s event. Consider volunteering with a friend. Giving your time is truly a way to give back to the Arts in our community.

For more information about volunteering, contact us at or 503.838.8333.


The Bayne Family in memory of Del Bayne

Olsen Design & Development

Blackbird Boutique, LLC

Capitol Chevrolet

City of Independence

City of Monmouth

Franko’s 76


Salem Pain & Spine Specialists

The Grand Hotel in Salem

Forbes Plumbing

Maps Community Foundation

Monmouth Power & Light

Mungo Design

Stan Schmidt Insurance Agency

Yorke Benefit Services

US Bank

Ash Creek Animal Clinic