Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Artpace

Artpace depends on the success of our annual gala, The Happening, to sustain our free and dynamic programming. All proceeds benefit Artpace’s residencies and public and educational programming. Artpace firmly believes in the transformative power of creative expression. With your support, Artpace Makes Art Happen.

The Happening will be held on March 23rd, 2019 from 7:00pm-12:00am at Artpace, 445 N Main Avenue. We welcome all friends and supporters of contemporary arts to enjoy a memorable evening of cocktails, a subterranean dinner, and a Disko Bomba dance party! Please join us and invite your friends and colleagues to DISKOTEKA NITE. You can Make Art Happen by sponsoring a table or tickets.


This year, we are proud to honor MacArthur Fellow and International Artist-in-Residence alum Trevor Paglen for his unprecedented contributions to the art world, and Lee Anthony & J. Travis Capps, Jr. for their steadfast commitment to supporting contemporary artists.

2019 The Happening Co-Chairs

Janet Lennie Flohr + Bruce Flohr | Cruz + Olivia Ortiz, Gala Co-Chairs


Disko Chulita Sponsors
Janet & Bruce Flohr
Lee Anthony & J Travis Capps Jr

Mas Glitter Sponsors
Argo Group US, Dunlap/Flato/Liberto/Selig, Laura & Lew Moorman, Neiman Marcus, Patricia & Juan Ruiz-Healy, Holly Tupper & Alston Beinhorn

Ojitos All Nite Sponsors
Alamo Colleges District, Brown/Karbach/Henderson/Sheerin, Charles Butt Foundation, Charlie Biedenharn & Eli Miller, Ceci and Michael Goldstone, Teri Grubb & STMM, H-E-B, Linde Murphy & Friends, Markey/Toles/Graze/Seeliger, Redding Law and Hornberger Fuller & Garza Incorporated, Stacey Hill, Karen Sipprell & Mac Irvin, Pat & Bud Smothers, UTSA/tech3, Valero

VIP Jam Skate Sponsors
Caleb Campaigne Jefferson Bank, Luther King Capital Management, Reyes Automotive Group, Stephanie and Banks Smith

In-Kind Sponsors
Clase Azul, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Silver Eagle Distributors, Snake Hawk Press

Host Committee

Charlie Biedenharn & Eli Miller
Robert K. Brown & Dennis Karbach
Caleb Campaigne
Luisa Caso
Nate Cassie & Ethel Shipton
Alexandra Cavazos
Catriona & Lee Cavender
Siboney Díaz-Sánchez
Martha and Mike Flores
Ceci & Michael Goldstone
Lorenzo Gomez
Teri Grubb & Brice Sharmann
Debra Guerrero
Katie Pace Halleran & Tim Halleran
Keller Henderson
Stacey Hill
Xitlalt Herrera-Salazar & Ramiro Salazar
Isaac Julien & Mark Nash
Jeanne & Michael L. Klein
Fred & Raven Labatt
Rick Liberto
Liz & Grant McFarland
Laura & Lew Moorman
Brad Parman & Tim Seeliger
Bernadette Peña
Cristina Peña Walls & Mark Walls
Erika Prosper
Cameron Redding
Patricia & Juan Ruiz-Healy
Margo Sawyer
Kate Sheerin
Joyce D. Slocum
Cynthia Toles
Holly Tupper & Alston Beinhorn
John Walter & Sabine Senft
Anna & Todd Wulfe

Scenes from The Happening 2018 – Artpace Celebrates La Primavera

Co-chairs: Juan and Patricia Ruiz-Healy

On March 24, 2018 Artpace celebrated our rich South Texas community and enchanting landscapes with dinner and entertainment in a flourishing garden-scape. All support directly benefitted Artpace’s residencies, exhibitions, and education efforts. Artpace honored philanthropist and arts maven Jereann Chaney and internationally-renowned artist and Artpace alum Cornelia Parker.

Please contact gala@artpace.org or 210.678.4180 with questions.

To see images and details of our past Happenings, visit the Happening Archive.