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  Local Artists Support the Development
  of Affordable Homes and Economic
  Opportunities

The Avenue Community Development Corporation (Avenue CDC)

Annual Art on the Avenue Fundraiser to Feature

275 Local Artists

WHO: Avenue CDC and 16th Annual Art on the Avenue

WHAT: A project of Avenue CDC and its biggest fundraiser, Art on the Avenue, features the work of 275 Texas artists, who graciously donate a portion of silent auction proceeds from their work back to the nonprofit organization.

 

WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, November 8, 6 pm to 9 pmfirst chance to view and purchase art!

Preview Party - $100 - includes admission to Saturday night event

(Admission is limited to 300 people and is expected to sell out!)

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

Food provided by: Arturo’s Uptown Italiano, Beavers, Café Brussels and Jenni’s Noodles 

Entertainment: Two Star Symphony and jhon r. stronks|"there... in the sunlight." Contemporary Dance Company

** Honoring Knobbie Award Recipient: JPMorgan Chase

Saturday, November 10, 6 pm to 10 pm

Art on the Avenue - $25 in advance and $30 at the door

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

Food provided by: El Patio, Georgia’s Market Downtown

Entertainment: Texas Johnny Boy 

TICKETS: For ticket or sponsor information, call 713-864-8099, ext. 228, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.avenuecdc.org.

GIFT CARDS: Gift cards are available for purchase on the Avenue CDC website at: www.avenuecdc.org. The perfect gift for anniversaries, birthdays or simply for the art lover in your life! The Art on the Avenue gift card can be used to purchase art from a selection of more than 300 artists, jewelry, and silent auction items, including trips, gift baskets, books, as well as tickets to sporting events, musicals and theater!

 

RAFFLE: Three hand-signed offset prints by Andy Warhol of Elvis. Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100, 500 total to be sold, no presence needed to win. To purchase raffle tickets, 713-864-8099, ext 228 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.avenuecdc.org/art-on-the-avenue/

WHAT’S NEW: New this year is a Digital Quilt, to be created by graphic design artist, William Miller, who will work in the gallery both nights of the event to create the piece out of photographs emailed to him by guests attending the event. The image of his work in progress will be projected onto one of the gallery walls, and attendees can purchase prints of the final product during the auction, which will be mailed after the event.

WHAT ELSE:     Avenue CDC is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving Houston’s Washington Avenue and Near Northside communities by developing affordable housing and economic opportunities, while preserving the area’s economic, cultural, and historical diversity. In the last 20 years, Avenue CDC has helped revitalize the community by leveraging more than $60 million in investments, including the development of 105 single-family homes, 599 rental units and 140,000 square feet of commercial space. Avenue CDC provides homebuyer education and counseling services to more than 600 families each year, and its programs created 759 jobs between 2007 and 2011. In 2011, the organization assisted 75 families in purchasing a home through homeownership counseling, down payment, closing cost or financing assistance; provided 490 families with pre-purchase housing education and counseling; provided 184 families with foreclosure prevention counseling; developed 48 apartment homes for very low income seniors; developed 144 apartment homes for low and moderate-income families; and provided supportive services to residents of 490 apartments in six complexes, including after-school educational and recreational programs. For more information: 713-864-8099, ext. 227 or www.avenuecdc.org.

Knobbie Awardee: JPMorgan Chase

 

Honorary Chairman: David Mendez, Chairman & CEO, South Region Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Chase

Preview Party Host: Sandi Seltzer Bryant

Honorary Committee: Michael Bartolotta, Ric & Mo Campo, Mark Conely, Jon Deal, Councilmember Ed Gonzalez, Ellen Estes, George Greanias, Jeff Love, Robin Mann, Mayor Annise Parker, Francisco Rivero and Thomas Stroh

Art on the Avenue Committee: Marie Arcos, Ardis Bartle, Laura Bodenheimer, Jimmy Castillo, Rick Bost, Kim Glosserman, Lisa Glosserman, Chad James, Mary Lawler, Suzanne Lewis, Tami Merrick, Janet Meyer, Mark Parthie, Charlotte Pennye, Raequel Roberts, Cassandra Silvernails, Marissa Trevino, Ivan Zapata, and Christina Stubbe

Event Underwriters include: David & Terri Mendez, Ric & Mo Campo, Camden, and PaperCity Magazine, with additional funding provided by Amegy Bank of Texas, Bank of Texas, CBRE, Citi, Conely Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, Ron & Dixie Messner, Vista Bank Texas, Vinson & Elkins LLP and Triple S Steel Supply