17th Annual Art on the Avenue: Guests to this year’s event will have the opportunity to bid on original artwork from more than 250 artists including painting, sculpture and jewelry pieces, and the chance to bid on packages including travel, dinners, entertainment, spa experiences and more.

Avenue CDC’s mission is to improve our community by developing affordable housing and economic opportunities, while preserving our area’s cultural, economic, and historic diversity. “To meet the tremendous need for quality affordable housing, Avenue CDC develops homes for purchase and rental. We provide homebuyer education and counseling to help working families buy and maintain their own homes. We promote economic development and offer supportive services such as computer labs and after-school programs that enrich the lives of individuals and families we serve.”

Kimberly Davenport, Director of the Rice University Museum, agreed to jury a portion of this years Art on the Avenue show. She selected approximately 40 pieces (from over 400 work submitted) to be hung in the main gallery during the event. Nicola Parente’s piece was amongst those pieces selected from Davenport.

This year’s raffle includes a framed print from acclaimed British print master Damien Hirst. Art on the Avenue is supported by dynamic Houston community leaders including Honorary Chairman Steve Stephens, President of Amegy Bank, and Mayor Annise Parker, who serves as an Honorary Committee member.

To purchase tickets please visit http://avenuecdc.org/art-on-the-avenue/