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Date Night & 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 integral part of what makes you a human. We are pleased to expand our Education Program offerings to include more socially oriented events; Date Nights and Mixers.

Date Nights

Date Night events will be a balance of time spent learning a skill and having timing to practice. The first half of the evening will be structured learning with an expert in sexuality, kink, or BDSM. The second half of the event will be a more relaxed atmosphere where you can practice what you just learned. The educator and our staff will be available to answer questions or facilitate your experiments.  Your admission to Date Night events will include dessert and refreshments. We encourage everyone to bring a water bottle.


Mixer events will create a learning atmosphere that encourages social interaction and meeting new people. Based on the “social dance” model of learning to dance; attendees will be shown a skill, and then have a change to practice with multiple people. After the structured portion of the workshop, there will be time and space to chat with other attendees.  Your admission to Mixer events will include light snacks and refreshments. We encourage everyone to bring a water bottle.

Keep an eye on our Education page and our calendar to find out when Mixer and Date Night events are scheduled. Joining our mailing list is another great way to hear about these events.

Gallery Erato Opening June 7th

We are proud to announce that the Seattle Erotic Art Festival will have a year round presence at Gallery Erato! Gallery Erato will be open for the First Thursday Artwalk on June 7th, 2018. Pioneer Square is the home of the original monthly artwalk and we are excited for our first chance to be a part of this historic neighborhood’s tradition.
We will be showcasing some of the art from the most recent festival, including works by artists, Michael Rosen, and Jennifer Jigour. The Foundation’s permanent collection will also be on display with works by Stasia Burrington, Steve Jensen, Lewisa, and Sam Vaughan.

Location and Logistics

Gallery Erato is located at 309 First Avenue South Seattle, WA 98104. Street parking if free after 6pm. For more information about First Thursday Artwalk, including free parking in select garages, check here. This is a free event.

Gallery Erato will be open 6pm to 9pm. Come see our new home and peruse erotic art from previous Seattle Erotic Art Festivals. Executive Director Sophia Iannicelli will be on hand to answer your questions about the artists and their art.

Big Announcements

The board and staff of the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture are pleased to announce the beginning of a new era: a new home and a new name.

Our New Home

The Foundation has signed a long term lease on a building in Seattle, WA! This building is two floors full of potential! We’re excited to open a new art gallery and event space. The Seattle Erotic Art Festival will now have a year round presence. This building will also be available for event rentals to groups and individuals, including the Center for Sex Positive Culture, that share our vision of a consent culture that is rich in diversity and accepting of all sexual identities, respecting the spectrum from asexual to omnisexual. We envision a space that is versatile and welcoming to all.

We will announce the address of our new home very soon.

As a thank you to the generous donors who made it possible for us to lease this beautiful new building with their substantial contributions, we will host a private viewing. Donors will receive an invitation to a special gala to introduce them to the new space on Saturday. April 7th. There is still time to contribute and be added to the guest list of major donors. If you wish to donate, you can purchase a legacy tile online or by calling (206) 229-2185.

Our New Name

Effective immediately, the FSPC is being rebranded as the Pan Eros Foundation. As we move into a new home, with an expanded art program, we want to reflect the change in our name. “Pan Eros” means “all sexualities” and we look forward to being a place where people can cultivate and celebrate their authentic sexual selves. Over the course of the next year, we will be phasing out all FSPC and Foundation for Sex Positive Culture references. will go live this summer. Please bookmark in your browser so you will be forwarded to the new site as soon as it is live.

Thank you for all of your support in this transition phase! We look forward to seeing you in our new home.

Yours in excitement,
Pan Eros Foundation Board of Directors and Staff