Houston art auction raises cash for nonprofit housing group

  • Art on the Avenue raises funds for the Avenue Community Development Corporation.
  • It is the largest charity art auction event in Houston.
  • The 19th annual event raised $200,000.

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Art on the Avenue saw nearly 600 supporters turned out at the Heights-area venue to bid on 545 paintings, jewelry and clothing items created by 285 artists and 35 student artists, with proceeds directed to the non-profit, which builds affordable housing for artists, seniors and low-income families.