The Wonder Ball Benefiting Fresh Arts Saturday, February 17, 2024

We are excited to announce our 2024 Gala: The WONDER BALL!

 
On Saturday, February 17, 2024 the Silver Street Event Space will transform into a wonderland of storybook characters and otherworldly mystery — are you ready?
 

Save the date for February 17th and 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 outfitscreative cocktails, and fantastic arts entertainment featuring exciting performances and a stellar silent art auction – showcasing 40+ of Houston’s most dynamic emerging and established artists. 

As a new event offering, this year’s Ball will include the WONDER BALL DINNER PARTY featuring a themed seated dinner with entertainment plus an exclusive Live Auction and early bidding access to the Silent Art Auction.  The evening will continue into the night with an epic DANCE PARTY filled with interactive games and arts performances you won’t want to miss. All guests are encouraged to be part of the thematic art showcase by expressing their creativity through party attire and costumes that evoke “wonder”.

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. 

THE WONDER BALL

Benefiting Fresh Arts

Saturday, February 17, 2024

@ Silver Street Event Space
2000 Edwards Street | Houston, TX 77007

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Wonder Ball Dinner Party: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Themed seated dinner, exclusive Live auction, early bidding access to Silent Art Auction. Includes Dance Party Access and Valet parking.

Limited to Sponsors + Underwriters, and Dinner Party ticket holders. 

 
Wonder Ball Dance Party:  8:30 – 11:30 pm 

Dancing, costume contest, live performances, silent art auction + raffles, photo booth, complimentary cocktails plus late-night treats. Includes valet parking.

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Individual Dinner Party and Dance Party tickets will go on sale in late December 2023.

Become a Fresh Arts Member to receive access to Early-bird discounts!

 

THANK YOU TO OUR
WONDER BALL CO-CHAIRS:

Eva Sagisaka + Morgan Holleman

Erika Mei Chua Holum

Rachelle Maldonado

Matt Manalo

 Merry + Palmer Schooley

WONDER BALL HOST COMMITTEE:

Thaddeous Artie

Francine + Westy Ballard

Kanika Blair

Angela + Tony Carranza

Sha Davis

Colleen Dippel + Mike Feinberg

Connor Estes

Marita + JB Fairbanks

Karen Farber

 

Suly Florian

Jocelyn Gutierrez

Isabelle Kafarela + James Engel

Kathy + Matthew Kelley

Alexa Mckenzie

Edgar Medina

Ross Muramaru

Andrea Parker

Ana Paula

 

 

Victoria Pearl

Jennifer + Blake Perrin

James Phelan

Jackie Staple

Austin Thomas

Chris Thomas

John Thrash

Rassul Zarinfar

Tina + Josh Zulu

Thaddeous Arvie
Francine + Westy Ballard
Kanika Blair
Angela + Tony Carranza
David Cordua + Sara Padua Cordua
Sha Davis
Colleen Dippel + Mike Feinberg
Connor Estes
Marita + JB Fairbanks
Karen Farber
Suly Florian

Jocelyn Gutierrez

Shanna Hennig
Isabelle Kafarela + James Engel
Kathy + Matthew Kelley
Iryna Petrovska Marchiano, PhD
Cori Matthews
Alexa Mckenzie
Edgar Medina
Sarah Patel Pacheco
Andrea Parker
Ana Paula
Victoria Pearl
Jennifer + Blake Perrin
James Phelan
Brooke + Corby Robertson
Carolyn Roch
Ravi Singh
Jackie Staple + Adam Russ
Austin Thomas
Chris Thomas
John Thrash

Dandee Warhol 
Rassul Zarinfar
Tina + Josh Zulu

ABOUT FRESH ARTS

For the past 20 years, Fresh Arts has empowered Houston artists and creatives of all disciplines through programs that build knowledge, amplify local resources, and connect communities.

Our programs include fiscal sponsorship for artist-led projects, resource and information sharing via our Artist Opportunity Board, Artist Resource Library, Toolkits, and Podcast, career-building and mentorship support through our workshops,  panel conversations, and 8-week Artist INC seminar, innovative project development through the Space Taking Artist Residency, and public art projects through our management of Arts District Houston.

PO Box 66494  Houston, TX 77266  |   gala@fresharts.org