The Wonder Ball benefiting Fresh Arts
On Saturday, February 17, 2024 the Silver Street Event Space will transform into an whimsical garden filled with Alice in Wonderland-inspired characters and other enchanting wonders — are you ready?
THE WONDER BALL
Benefiting Fresh Arts
Saturday, February 17, 2024
@ Silver Street Event Space
2000 Edwards Street | Houston, TX 77007
Complimentary Valet Parking + Plentiful self-parking options
Join event co-chairs, Eva Sagisaka + Morgan Holleman, Erika Mei Chua Holum, Rachelle Maldonado, Matt Manalo, and Merry + Palmer Schooley at one of the most wondrously lively fundraisers of the year. In true Fresh Arts form, the annual “Ball” will combine an immersive atmosphere, over-the-top outfits, creative cocktails, and fantastic arts entertainment featuring exciting performances and a stellar silent art auction – showcasing some of Houston’s most dynamic emerging and established artists.
This year’s Ball will honor the esteemed Theresa Chang, commissioner for the Texas Commission on the Arts, and our favorite dancing queen and arts education advocate, Ruby Rivera, founder of Texas Salsa Congress.
Fresh Arts is proud to collaborate this year with Janice Bond, the visionary owner and director of ART IS BOND Contemporary Art Gallery, to reimagine the Art Auction experience. Together, we are dedicated to amplifying the voices of talented artists from all walks of life, providing them with a platform to showcase their remarkable work and ignite interest.
Chapter 1: THE WONDER BALL DINNER PARTY
6:30 – 8:30 pm
As a new event offering, this year’s Ball will introduce the WONDER BALL DINNER PARTY (limited to table sponsors and VIP ticket holders). Join us for an immersive experience, designed by Art Attack, featuring a themed buffet dinner showcasing culinary delights by local favorite Hungry’s, accompanied by the enchanting melodies of the Charlie Trio Band, an exclusive Live Auction emceed by 96.5 Mix DJ Sarah Pepper, and early bidding access to the silent auction powered by Fleato.
Chapter 2: THE WONDER BALL DANCE PARTY
8:30 – 11:30 pm
Following the dinner, get ready to travel through the looking glass to an epic DANCE PARTY filled with creative cocktails and libations courtesy of LALO Tequila, 8th Wonder Brewery + Distillery, My Drink Bombs, and late-night bites from Betelgeuse and Wonder Pops. Enjoy the 360 Photo Booth plus interactive stations you won’t want to miss!
Featuring DJ Hiram and electrifying performances by Leandre Douglas, Samantha Hyman, Circus Wolf, Dana Graham, and Trade Entertainment.
Guests are encouraged (but not required) to be a part of the thematic art showcase through creative cocktail attire and costumes. This year’s theme is the WONDER BALL so expect WONDROUS costumes! Ideas include Alice in Wonderland-inspired ensembles from the enchanted woods to the Queen of Hearts’ garden, literary and pop culture characters who embody wonder (Wonder Woman, the Wonder Years, etc.), and other fanciful frocks evoking awe and whimsy!
TICKETS: CHOOSE YOUR PARTY EXPERIENCE
DINNER PARTY TICKETS SOLD OUT!
VIP Dinner Party tickets start at $475 and include Dinner Party access (doors open at 6:15 pm) complimentary valet, cocktails, early Dance Party access, and late-night bites. Dinner and Live Auction are exclusive to VIP ticket holders.
Dance Party ticket Sales close Saturday at Noon. Prices increase at the Door.
General entry Dance Party tickets start at $225 and include party access from 8:30-11:30 pm, complimentary valet, cocktails, and late-night bites. Dinner not included with General Entry tickets.
Help keep Houston’s art scene vibrant!
Proceeds from the annual gala benefit Fresh Arts programs and operations raising key funding that strengthens our city’s arts community by championing the vibrant creatives who make it all possible. Your support of the WONDER BALL funds career-building opportunities for local artists and connects them to new audiences through free and accessible exhibitions, public art, and performances that benefit the entire Houston community.