Jun 10, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Newport Performing Arts Center

777 W. Olive Street, Newport, OR 97365

Kay Moxness’ Remembrance Reception
and PAC Capital Campaign Fundraiser

Remembering a life of arts advocacy

Friends and acquaintances of Kay Moxness are invited on Saturday, June 10th from 2pm-4pm for a “Remembrance Reception” in the lobby of Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC). This gathering is also a fundraiser for the PAC Capital Campaign.

Kay, who passed away last November, was a true advocate of the arts, whether that be Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA), Newport Symphony Orchestra, the Visual Arts Center (VAC), or the PAC. She once wrote in a letter, as she joined the OCCA board, “We have so many events and opportunities right here on the coast, it’s really amazing. Much of what we have is due to the generosity of individuals who have chosen to share their good fortune.”

Kay shared her good fortune in many ways, including contributing yearly as a Met Opera – Live host, a National Theatre Live host, a Great Art on Screen host, and a Jazz Club member. She was actively involved with Community Legends, annual meetings, the Celebrity Waiters events, VAC exhibition openings, and she attended Newport City Council sessions on behalf of OCCA.

Kay was excited in early 2012 about OCCA’s “Entertain the Future” vision for the PAC Capital Campaign. She noted, “Now we begin the important job of fundraising for the [PAC] expansion and upgrade so it will be ready for growing audiences and those future generations of young aspiring artists who will launch their arts careers from the coast.” She was active on the Capital Campaign committee, hosting fundraising parties in her home and supporting fund drives and events, including Lights for LaVerne, wine tours, and more.

Those unable to attend are encouraged to submit reminiscences of Kay to be shared at the reception. Please send to Catherine Rickbone, P.O. Box 1810, Newport, OR 97365 or email:

In acknowledgment of Kay’s arts advocacy, friends may contribute to the Capital Campaign. Please make check out to Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, note “Capital Campaign – Moxness,” and mail to OCCA, P.O. Box 1315, Newport, OR 97365.

Newport Performing Arts Center

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