Houston's Largest Silent Art Auction

Thank you. 

During these unpredictable and uncertain times, we are grateful for and humbled by the generosity our community has shown in supporting Art on the Avenue this year. When we said we would be returning in 2020, bigger and better than ever, an online and virtual event was not exactly the party we had in mind.But you all showed up for us this year - close to 600 of you showed up! Whether you experienced Art on the Avenue at home or came to Winter Street Studios - you showed up for Avenue and for the communities that we serve. Your generosity helped us raise over $115,000 to support Avenue's community initiatives, family asset building programs and affordable home developments. In addition, more than $18,000 was given back to the local artists who generously contributed pieces to the auction. Thank all of the amazing Houston artists who contributed original works to this year's auction, to our co-chairs, Shamsa Mangalji and Pawan Kapoor, guest juror Molly Glentzer, livestream hosts Diana Lerma Pfeifer and Anton Edwards, Art coordinators - Mark Parthie, Tami Moschioni and Michael Healey, and all of the hardworking volunteers, Art on the Avenue committee members, Avenue staff and board. And, of course, we want to thank our generous sponsors and donors. Their gifts, along with the proceeds from auction sales, are what will continue to fund Avenue’s asset building, affordable housing, community engagement programming and covid-relief efforts in our communities.

Thank you for your bids, for your time, for your generosity, and for your continued support of Avenue especially this year. We look forward to seeing you back at Winter Street Studios in 2021!

Thank you to our Sponsors

2020 Honorary Chairs

Shamsa Mangalji
Honors English Teacher, KIPP CONNECT High School

Pawan Kapoor
Director of Asset Management, Westmont Hospitality Group

2020 Guest Juror

Molly Glentzer
Senior Writer and Critic - Arts and Culture, Houston Chronicle

2020 Culinary Curator

Shepard Ross
Restaurateur & Raconteur

Art on the Avenue Committee

Kristin Andrichik
Fady Armanious
Tate Barkley
Paula Broughton
Jamie Bryant
Alexandra Clements
Samantha Desmond, Carbonara Group
Lynn Ellis, eEvents Group
Sofia Font
Travis Gordon
Michael Healey
Jennifer Martinazzi
Alan Maynie
Tami Moschioni
Mark Parthie
Shepard Ross
Grace Ruiz
Kelly Simmons