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 Rehme, Lesley 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 Herschmann, Angela Filardi, Teresa Windham, Chris Dodds, Brock Caron and Ryan Smith.