About Art on the Avenue

Now in its 25th year, Avenue's annual fundraiser has gained a reputation as a fabulous event for artists, architects, developers, art collectors, and young professionals to mix and mingle in support of good art, good food, and a good cause.

Art on the Avenue is the biggest silent auction of local art in Houston, and a great place to buy art for yourself or as a gift. Featuring artwork from more than 250 local Houston artists each year, the event benefits Avenue’s work to build and preserve affordable housing, revitalize distressed neighborhoods, while supporting local artists.

Proceeds support our mission to enhance the quality of life for working families, and to promote healthy, vibrant and economically diverse neighborhoods in Houston.

Honorary Chairs

Steven Kirkland & Mark Parthie

Mark Parthie &
Judge Steven Kirkland

Art on the Avenue Event Creators &
Founding Board Members
(bio)

Guest Juror

Daniel Burns Wilson

Danielle Burns Wilson

Curator & Art Director, 
Project Row Houses 
(bio)

Host Committee

Kacey & Jamie Bryant  

Julie & John Cogan

Kelly Simmons & Keith Crane

Kelly DeHay & Rod Danielson

Linda & Simon Eyles

Julia Retta & The Rev. Patrick Hall

Jackie & Malcolm Mazow

Anne-Laure & Steve Stephens

Event Schedule:

Thursday, Dec. 1st

Preview Party
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Featuring entertainment by Two Star Symphony, food & drink, program, guest juror remarks 

Sponsorships
ranging from $1,000-$25,000

Individual tickets
$125 through Nov. 14
$150 after Nov. 14

Saturday, Dec. 3rd

Open Exhibition Hours
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Meet the Student Artists

Free Admission
Guest/Virtual Bidding available (register here)

Saturday, Dec. 3rd

Auction & Party
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Meet the Artists night with DJ Losty Los of The Waxaholics, food & drink 

Tickets
$30 through Nov. 14
$35 after Nov. 14

Art on the Avenue History

Art on the Avenue began in 1996 as a fundraiser for the Old Sixth Ward Community Development Corporation, the precursor to Avenue.

The first Art on the Avenue event featured works from a handful of local artists and was held in the former O.J. Trapolino / Silver Street Grocery Store (1929) at the corner of Silver and Kane Streets. 

Since 1996, Art on the Avenue has generated over $2 million to support the mission of Avenue and over $700,000 to local artists.