Preview Party

6 pm to 9 pm, Thursday, November 9, 2017

Auction & Party

6 pm to 10 pm, Saturday, November 11, 2017


Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street, Houston, TX 77007

Interested in becoming a sponsor of Art on the Avenue? Learn more about our great sponsorship benefits here.

Purchase your event tickets, raffle tickets and sponsorships today!

For recognition on-site and in the program, your sponsorship must be received by Friday, October 27.






Amegy Bank of Texas
CenterPoint Energy
JP Morgan Chase
Renaissance Physician Organization
Spitfire Strategies
Trammell Crow Company


Bank of America
BBVA Compass
Cadence Bank
Manhard Consulting
Marek Family Foundation
Martin Preferred Foods
Mercantil Bank
MidSouth Bank
Northfield Design
Guy & Meg Oliphint
SWE Homes, LP
Sweeney & Pierce Families
Wilson, Cribbs & Goren


Jacquelyn Barish
Minnette & Peter Boesel
Brann Sullivan Trial Lawyers, PLLC
Frost Bank
Congressman Gene Green
Nancy & Paul Darst
Mary Lawler & Peter M. Kelly
Michael McGinity
Project GRAD Houston
Riverway Title
Rob & Robyn Schapiro
Texas Inter-Faith Management

“Houston’s largest art auction with names to watch for and collect.” PaperCity

“Show-stopper” —Houston Press

“Greatest place to buy local art” overheard at last year’s event

More than 250 artists contribute to Art on the Avenue—Houston’s largest silent art auction and annual fundraiser for Avenue. This annual event raises funds to enhance the quality of life of working families, and to promote healthy, vibrant, and economically diverse neighborhoods to ensure Houston’s future as a world-class city.

2017 brings new ways to win with mobile bidding, and a reprise of last year’s delectable bites, curated wines, local brews and lively musicians. Attend the exclusive Preview Party on Thursday, November 9, 2017, for a sneak peek and early opportunity to bid on your favorite works before doors open to the public for the Auction & Party on Saturday, November 11. VIP tickets also include entry to the Saturday event.

“It is such a great cause because affordable housing allows for a more diverse and interesting community and artists thrive in a richer and more complex urban texture. It’s inspiring! That’s why you see the tremendous generous donation of art works to this auction by the creative community.” —Joe Havel, Glassell School of Art

“The work of providing affording housing and community development done by Avenue is so important for valuing and supporting our diverse neighborhoods and population here in Houston.” —Dianne Webb, Next Iteration Theater

“Every purchase helps us improve the lives of working families and enhance neighborhoods through our affordable housing and community revitalization initiatives.” —Mary Lawler, Avenue executive director

Check out last year’s photos here.

Art on the Avenue 2017

Honorary Chairs
John Cryer III, FAIA
Co-owner, Sawyer Gallery & Studios

Geraldina Interiano Wise
Co-owner, Sawyer Gallery & Studios

Guest Juror
Paul R. Davis
Curator of Collections, The Menil Collection

Preview Party Hosts
Ellie Sweeney and Jessica Pierce

Culinary Curator
Jailyn Marcel

We are excited to tell you
that our auction has gone
mobile this year!

Art on the Avenue will be
using HANDBID, a mobile
silent auction platform which
allows you to bid from
your smartphone.

Click here to learn more about HandBid