This Thursday and Friday, April 4th and 5th, AMOA-Arthouse is hosting Five X Seven, the museum’s annual spring fundraiser and art sale at the Jones Center. The two night event showcases work from over 500 artists who have donated an original piece of 5X7 artwork to benefit AMOA-Arthouse’s exhibitions and public programming.
Five X Seven is divided into two nights, SPLURGE, Thursday April 4, which is a “first dibs” preview with a VIP feel, and Five X Seven SOCIAL, Friday April 5, which is the more casual, artist-friendly follow-up party. The sale begins at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday April 4th when the whistle blows, offering SPLURGE attendees the first opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind artworks donated for the event. SPLURGE also offers attendees an exclusive experience, mixing and mingling with Austin’s elite while enjoying live music from DJ Dan Gentile and food and drinks from a number of local establishments, including Ranch 616, The Driskill Grill, TRACE, Bissinger’s, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Pedernales Cellars, Independence Brewing Co. and Karma.
On Friday, the more casual SOCIAL segment of the fundraiser takes place from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., offering attendees the chance to mix and mingle with the artists who have provided artworks for Five X Seven, while browsing and purchasing the artworks for sale. This section of the event also features live music on the Rooftop Deck from The Whiskey Shivers, and food and beverages by J.Black’s, Frank Hot Dogs, Crave, Bissinger’s, Tito’s Vodka and Hops & Grain.
Tickets to SPLURGE are $150, while SOCIAL tickets are $45. Artworks for sale are $100 for AMOA-Arthouse members, and $150 for non-members. For more information about the event, visit the Five X Seven website.
AMOA-Arthouse is located five short blocks up Congress Avenue from The Austonian downtown luxury condominiums, and offers Austinites a special environment experience contemporary art year-round, with special exhibitions, education and other public programming.