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The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014
Some of the 5x7 pieces on display. Photo by Shelley Neuman
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014
Contemporary Austin's annual Five x Seven event was held at Brazos Hall for the first time this year. Photo by Shelley Neuman
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014
Sculptures on display. Photo by Shelley Neuman
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Avalon McKenzie Caroline Hammond
Avalon McKenzie, Caroline Hammond Photo by Shelley Neuman
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Pamela Johnson Kim Brill
Pamela Johnson, Kim Brill Photo by Shelley Neuman
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Kristen Keiser Emily Landry Julie Savasky
Kristen Keiser, Emily Landry, Julie Savasky Photo by Shelley Neuman
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Food from Trace
Bites from Trace. Photo by Shelley Neuman
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Adrian Quesada
Local musician Adrian Quesada DJs. Photo by Shelley Neuman
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Peter Rehme Harper Ford-Rehme
Peter Rehme, Harper Ford-Rehme Photo by Shelley Neuman
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Jeff Coddington Terry Quinn
Jeff Coddington, Terry Quinn Photo by Shelley Neuman
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Noah Marion Enders Martos
Noah Marion, Enders Martos Photo by Shelley Neuman
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Lesley Sanchez Amy Byrd
Lesley Sanchez, Amy Byrd Photo by Shelley Neuman
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014
Spectators taking in some of the 5x7 pieces Photo by Shelley Neuman
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Enders Martos Sculpture
Neon sculpture by Enders Martos. Photo by Shelley Neuman
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Pierre Filardi Eric Herschmann
Pierre Filardi, Eric Herschmann Photo by Shelley Neuman
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Angela Filardi Teresa Windham Chris Dodds
Angela Filardi, Teresa Windham, Chris Dodds Photo by Shelley Neuman
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Chris Loughlin Josh Claman Jacki Claman
Chris Loughlin, Josh Claman, Jacki Claman Photo by Shelley Neuman
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Brock Caron Ryan Smith
Brock Caron, Ryan Smith Photo by Shelley Neuman
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Allison Walton Carrie Hard
Allison Walton, Carrie Hard Photo by Shelley Neuman
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Food from Goodalls
Dessert from Goodalls Photo by Shelley Neuman
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Brock Caron Sketch
Sketch by Brock Caron. Photo by Shelley Neuman
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Elizabeth Baskin
Elizabeth Baskin taking in some art. Photo by Shelley Neuman
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Avalon McKenzie Caroline Hammond
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Pamela Johnson Kim Brill
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Kristen Keiser Emily Landry Julie Savasky
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Food from Trace
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Adrian Quesada
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Peter Rehme Harper Ford-Rehme
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Jeff Coddington Terry Quinn
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Noah Marion Enders Martos
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Lesley Sanchez Amy Byrd
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Enders Martos Sculpture
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Pierre Filardi Eric Herschmann
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Angela Filardi Teresa Windham Chris Dodds
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Chris Loughlin Josh Claman Jacki Claman
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Brock Caron Ryan Smith
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Allison Walton Carrie Hard
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Food from Goodalls
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Brock Caron Sketch
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven Event 2014 Elizabeth Baskin

The beautiful interiors of Brazos Hall in downtown Austin were transformed into an art lover's paradise on Wednesday night.

Celebrating the 15th anniversary of Five x Seven, The Contemporary Austin moved the party from the nearby Jones Center, where the sale had been hosted in years past, citing a need for more space for the popular event. 

And popular it was, with folks streaming in all evening to take a look at the hundreds of entries from celebrated artists who either live locally or have strong Texas ties. More than 400 artists donated their work to the event, which benefits The Contemporary's museum exhibition programs.

With the only stipulation for the work being the five-inch by seven-inch dimensions, artists got creative, submitting everything from handmade postcards to photographs to boxes of custom fortune cookies. And priced at $150 per piece for non-members and $100 per piece for The Contemporary patrons, Five x Seven gave virtually everyone a chance to take home a piece of modern art. 

Among the art enthusiasts enjoying the evening were Pamela Johnson, Kim Brill, Harper Ford-Rehme and Peter RehmeLesley Sanchez, Amy Byrd and Noah Marion.

With bites from Goodall's Kitchen & Bar, TRACE, Pinkberry, Ranch 616, Frank and Travaasa Austin, guests teased their tastebuds as they wandered through the gallery. Other patrons included Pierre Filardi, Eric HerschmannAngela Filardi, Teresa Windham, Chris DoddsBrock Caron and Ryan Smith.

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