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Houston's Largest Silent Auction Brings Art and Food Together: When Buying Local is a Blowout Bash - PaperCity Magazine
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Houston’s Largest Silent Auction Brings Art and Food Together

When Buying Local is a Blowout Bash

BY Errin Maye & Matthew Ramirez // 10.06.17

This year’s Art on the Avenue will supply the ultimate “buy local” experience. Incorporating Houston’s largest silent art auction, the hometown benefit offers for acquisition more than 500 artworks across all media, including jewelry, as well as painting, sculpture, and photography. Collectors, fans, curators, and buyers will flock to support Avenue CDC’s priority mission toward building affordable homes, strengthening communities, and enhancing the quality of lives of local families, as well as generating sales for Houston-based artists.

Art on the Avenue is comprised of two evenings – the Preview Party on Thursday, November 9 and the main Auction & Party Saturday, November 11. This year will introduce innovative bidding via mobile devices and reprise last year’s savory culinary favorites, thoughtfully curated wines, local brews, and bites selected by noted foodie Jailyn Marcel. Musical performances by Moodafaruka, set for the Preview Party, and Texas Johnny Boy, headlining the Auction & Party, will get artists, visitors, bidders, and buyers moving, grooving, and excited.

What: Art on the Avenue

When: Preview Party: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6 to 9 pm; Auction & Party: Saturday, November 11, 2017, 6 to 10 pm

Where: Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street

Who: Honorary chairs John Cryer III and Geraldina Interiano Wise, co-owners of Sawyer Gallery & Studios; preview party hosts Ellie Sweeney and Jessica Pierce; Paul R. Davis, curator of collections at the venerable Menil Collection, will serve as guest juror and curate the main gallery of the exhibition.

Holiday Gifting

  • Loeffler Randall - Shoes
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Bond No 9 - Candle
  • Oscar De La Renta - Earrings
  • Casa di Lino
  • Cle Du Peau - Lip Gloss
  • Oscar De La Renta - Clutch
  • Nocturne Studio
  • Cle Du Peau - Nail Polish
  • Bond No 9 - Perfume
  • Loeffler Randall - Clutch

Tariff: Preview Party: $100 in advance, $125 at the door; Party & Auction: $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

Contact: Avenue CDC at 713.864.8099 or visit to purchase tickets.

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