Fresh Arts annual Gala

Fresh Arts annual Gala

Fresh Arts annual GALA

Each year, Fresh Arts hosts one of the wildest and most beloved shindigs in town! 

Complete with zany costumes, live entertainment, dancing, an art auction, and light dinner and drinks, Fresh Arts’ fetes are always memorable! Whether celebrating shamed celebrities (The Black Ball) or runaway brides (The Ball n’ Chain) or spaced invaders (The Space Ball) or Willy Wonka (The Gum Ball), Fresh Arts’ creative fundraisers never fail to “wow” our guests! 

Most importantly, the annual gala is Fresh Arts’ biggest fundraiser each year, raising between 15-20% of the organization’s revenue. These funds make it possible for Fresh Arts to fulfill its mission of strengthening the sustainability and vibrancy of Houston’s arts sector by bolstering the capacity and professional practice of artists and arts organizations and enhancing the public’s engagement with the arts. 

A LOOK BACK AT OUR PAST GALAS: (click the titles)

Save the Date: Friday, March 29, 2019

Chairs: Kristen + John Berger, Lisa + Josh Oren, Karen + Todd Blue

February 2, 2018

Honoring: Marita Fairbanks

Chairs: Katie + AJ Brass, Stephanie + Ernie  Cockrell,
Raquel + Andrew  Segal

February 24, 2017

Honoring: Jon Deal, Steve Gibson, Frank Liu and 
the Washington Avenue Arts District

Chairs: Paula Canlas + Myles McClelland, Ann + Richard Vaughan,
Vicky + Gordon Wight, Juliana Zaraza + Joseph Horzepa


February 19, 2016

Honoring: Vivian Wise

Chairs: Anika Jackson, Laura + Mike Umansky, Matthew Burrus + Michael Pearce, Traci + John Young, Staci Henderson


May 15, 2015

Honoring: Sharon + Gus Kopriva, Chris Silkwood

Chairs: Jeff Shell, Christine Goins + Josh Pazda, Claudia Solis + Matthew Wettergreen, Lea McKinney + Haig Tcholokian

March 7, 2014

Honoring: Don Mafrige Jr. + Nancy Wozny + Chris Johnson
+ Rebekah Johnson

Chairs: Jared + Caroline Starry LeBlanc, Libby Cagle + Lauren Taft,
Kathryn Lott Neumann + Jeff Neumann, J. Michael Solis + Michael Pilie  

February 1, 2013

Honoring: George Lancaster

Chairs: Eleanor + Dan Gilbane, Jenny + Jason Segal, Mark Sullivan

PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


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