The Annual
Fresh Arts Ball

“Fresh Arts’ fundraisers are just like Halloween – only better.”

-Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, 2018
 

2024
THE WONDER BALL

HONORING: Ruby Rivera and Theresa Chang

CHAIRS: Rachelle Maldanado, Matt Manalo, Erika Mei Chua Holum, Merry + Palmer Schooley, Eva Sagisaka + Morgan Holleman

2023
THE THUNDER BALL

HONORING: Jorge Garza and Dana + Taft Mc Whorter

CHAIRS: Kimberly + James Bell, Kaleta Blaffer Johnson + John Domolky, Karla Modesto + Sebastien "Mr. D" Boileau, Jennifer + Blake Perrin

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2021
THE UNBELIEVE-A-BALL

Cancelled due to COVID
HONORING: Rachel + Mark Austin, Robert Hodge, India Lovejoy, and Debbie McNulty

CHAIRS: Stacy + John Andell, Carolyn Roch + Matt Henneman

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2020
THE COMICS BALL

Cancelled due to COVID
HONORING: Lea Weingarten, Trenton Doyle Hancock, and Zine Fest Houston

CHAIRS: Joelle + Mitch Derrick, Monsour Taghdisi + Fay and Salim Zakhem

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2019
THE GLOW BALL

MARCH 29, 2019
HONORING: Catherine D. Anspon, Ahshia Berry + Sarah-Jayne Smith (Magpies & Peacocks), John Guess Jr. (HMAAC), Emily Sloan (Mystic Lyon), and DJ Sun

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

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2018
THE CRYSTAL BALL

FEBRUARY 2, 2018
HONORING: Marita Fairbanks

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

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2017
THE CINEBALL

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

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2016
THE PAINT BALL

FEBRUARY 19, 2016
HONORING: Vivian Wise

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

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2015
THE GUM BALL

MAY 15, 2015
HONORING: Sharon + Gus Kopriva, Chris Silkwood

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

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2014
THE SPACE BALL

MARCH 7, 2014
HONORING: Don Mafrige Jr. + Nancy Wozny + Chris + Rebekah Johnson

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

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2013
THE BALL N' CHAIN

FEBRUARY 1, 2013
HONORING: George Lancaster

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

2012: THE DISASTER BALL

HONORING: Molly Gochman

CHAIRS: Kristen + David Buck, Ceron, and Claudia + Roberto Contreras 

2011: THE BLACKBALL

HONORING: Meg + Nelson Murray

CHAIRS: Allison + David Ayers, Shannon Hall + Marcus Sloan, and Cabrina + Steven Owsley

2010: BE THE BALL

HONORING:  Pepper Paratore + Michael Landrum

CHAIRS:  Julie Kinzelman + Christopher Tribble, Careen Plummer, Karen + Harry Susman, and Lea Weingarten

2008: MIRROR BALL

HONORING: Keigh + Reggie Smith

CHAIRS: Nic Phillips, Lisanne + Jim Rogers, Stuart Rosenberg, and Heather Wagner

2006: CHEESEBALL

HONORING:  Judy + Scott Nyquist

CHAIRS: Gretchen + Andrew McFarland, and Bill Caudell + Randy Powers

2005: FACTORY BALL

HONORING:  Lynn Wyatt

CHAIRS: Erica + Benjy Levit

2004: FIRE BALL

HONORING: Ellen + Steve Susman

CHAIRS: Nicole + Jim Perdue

2003: SNO BALL

HONORING: Susie + Sanford Criner

CHAIRS: Jennifer + Lance Gilliam