An Evening at the Gates Foundation Visitor Center

Last week, I hung out with other Seattle bloggers, social media friends and the hospitality set for an evening at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center. The Foundation is of course based in Seattle where the Gates family lives, and has been doing work for various efforts and causes throughout the world. Only recently have they opened up to the public about what it is they actually do and the strides they've made in global health and education. The Visitor Center opened next to Seattle Center and the Space Needle in February, and this evening was a chance for a few of us to get lost in its inspiring stories and interactive exhibits.

The Visitor Center is split into four main galleries that feature: exhibits on the work the Gates Foundation supports to give all people the chance to live healthy, productive lives; a showcase of innovations and progress on some of the world's toughest challenges (like malaria and proper education); and inspiration & information to help guests take action in our own unique way.

I had a blast learning and creating in the Visitor Center. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the night, with a full album on the Fresh Jess Facebook page.

The design and architecture elements throughout the Visitor Center are insanely awesome. This quote  of Melinda Gates' greets you when you walk in.

So many inspirational quotes throughout the VC.

There we are in the VC's photo guestbook!

Easily the coolest lanyard I've ever received, and I've been to a lot of events & conferences!

This wouldn't be right without an outfit shot. 

Trina Turk for Banana Republic top (similar BR top here)/ Vintage mandala print high-waist shorts from Everybody's Buying Vintage (similar here) / Nine West strappy heels (similar here)

Thanks for a fun night!