Art on the Edge

The city's finest step out on the town for edgy black-tie affair

The city's finest step out on the town for edgy black-tie affair

Blanton Museum Art on the Edge Hector Perez Kate Perez host committee chair
Hector and Kate Perez, host committee chairs. Photo by Lisa Hause, Waterloo Studios
Blanton Museum Art on the Edge gala February 2016 Michael Seitz Hilary Elrod
Michael Seitz and Hilary Elrod. Photo by Lisa Hause, Waterloo Studios
Blanton Museum Art on the Edge gala February 2016 Julie Knox Simone Wicha Lora Reynolds
Julie Knox, Simone Wicha, and Lora Reynolds. Photo by Lisa Hause, Waterloo Studios
Blanton Museum Art on the Edge gala February 2016
Guests mix and mingle at Art on the Edge. Photo by Lisa Hause, Waterloo Studios
Blanton Museum Art on the Edge gala February 2016 dancing dance music dancer
Guests enjoy tunes by Memphis Train Revue and DJ Mel. Photo by Lisa Hause, Waterloo Studios
Blanton Museum Art on the Edge gala February 2016 Alex Larsen Zelina Celeste Serna Nijad Baltaji
Alex Larsen, Zelina Celeste Serna, and Nijad Baltaji. Photo by Lisa Hause, Waterloo Studios
Blanton Museum Art on the Edge gala February 2016 Rob Giardinelli Tobie Funte Flannery Lance Avery Morgan Louis Suebe Dr. Alan Stevens
Rob Giardinelli, Tobie Funte Flannery, Lance Avery Morgan, Louis Suebe, and Dr. Alan Stevens. Photo by Lisa Hause, Waterloo Studios
Blanton Museum Art on the Edge gala February 2016 Memphis Train Revue
Memphis Train Revue kept the party lively all evening. Photo by Lisa Hause, Waterloo Studios
Blanton Museum Art on the Edge gala February 2016 DJ Mel
DJ Mel kept guests on the dance floor at Art on the Edge. Photo by Lisa Hause, Waterloo Studios
Blanton Museum Art on the Edge gala February 2016 host committee members
Art on the Edge host committee members. Photo by Lisa Hause, Waterloo Studios
Blanton Museum Art on the Edge Hector Perez Kate Perez host committee chair
Blanton Museum Art on the Edge gala February 2016 Michael Seitz Hilary Elrod
Blanton Museum Art on the Edge gala February 2016 Julie Knox Simone Wicha Lora Reynolds
Blanton Museum Art on the Edge gala February 2016
Blanton Museum Art on the Edge gala February 2016 dancing dance music dancer
Blanton Museum Art on the Edge gala February 2016 Alex Larsen Zelina Celeste Serna Nijad Baltaji
Blanton Museum Art on the Edge gala February 2016 Rob Giardinelli Tobie Funte Flannery Lance Avery Morgan Louis Suebe Dr. Alan Stevens
Blanton Museum Art on the Edge gala February 2016 Memphis Train Revue
Blanton Museum Art on the Edge gala February 2016 DJ Mel
Blanton Museum Art on the Edge gala February 2016 host committee members

What: Art on the Edge

Where: Blanton Museum of Art

The lowdown: Austin's edgiest black-tie affair kicked off Saturday, February 20, at the Blanton Museum of Art with swinging tunes and fashion-forward socialites. Guests were treated to sips courtesy of Tito’s Vodka, Van Duzer Vineyards, and Real Ale Brewing Co. as well as bites from Word of Mouth Catering during the fundraiser.

Attendees certainly brought style, and the decorative accents throughout the Blanton's galleries and Rappaport Atrium, provided by Mandarin Design Lab, added to the celebration. The formal attire didn't stop Austinites from moving and grooving to music from Memphis Train Revue and DJ Mel.

Guests also got a sneak peek at the Blanton's newest exhibit, "Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s," before it opened to the public Sunday, February 21. "Come As You Are" runs through Sunday, May 15.

Who: Brian Barrow, Samantha Bernstein, Bettina Barrow, Lindsey Gehrig, Mike Gehrig, Emily House, Kevin Smothers, Ryan Steed, Kate Perez, Hector Perez, Yvette RuizMichal DeChellis, Michael DeChellis, Taylor Terkel Steed, Meghan Elwell, Rachel Charlesworth, Gregory L. Fenves, Carmel Martinez Fenves, Stephen Elwell, Julie Fisher, Michael Seitz, Hilary ElrodA.J. BinghamJulie Knox, Simone Wicha, Lora Reynolds, Alex Larsen, Zelina Celeste Serna, Nijad Baltaji, Rob Giardinelli, Tobie Funte FlanneryKatie Friel, Lance Avery Morgan, Louis Suebe, and Alan Stevens.