"The Empty Box Ole!" offers collectors and art lovers an opportunity to acquire amazing art donated by local, national and international artists to help support Box 13. The event will feature a silent auction, a raffle, swings at custom-made piñatas and a mystery box. The opportunity to bid comes at a variety of price points, starting at $1. The auction will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.
Conjunto and Tejano music will set the mood for this Cinco de Mayo-themed fete while margaritas, beer and Mexican food will provide nourishment.
On the auction block are works donated or created by: The Alley Theater, Sterling Allen, Debra Barrerra, Aimee Beaubien, Chris Bott, Anne Brasier, Tim Brown, Brittney Connelly, Contour Interior Design, Carrie Cook, Rene Cruz, Megan Daly, Steve Daly, Sasha Dela, Jeremy Deprez, Shannon Duncan, Carter Ernst, Karl Erickson, Georgie Flood, Lauren Moya Ford, Galveston Arts Center, Tony Garbarini, Carol Garcia, Dixie Friend Gay, Guillaume Gelot, Robin Germany, Vanessa Godden, Camillo Gonzalez, David Graeve, Mark Greenwalt, Shirley Hazlett, Christopher Holmes, Holt Publishing, Houston Center for Photography, Jessica L Hyatt, Alexandra Irvine, Carrie Keasler, Sara Kellner, Paul Kittleson, Anna Krachey, Monica Kressman, Emily Link, Jennifer McCormick, Tina McPherson, Ian Mellor-Crummey, Candice Moore, Carrie Nation, Patrick Palmer, Jo Ann Park, Brian Piana, Tara Ratliff, Courtney Reed, Lindsay Reed, Darcy Rosenberber, Francesco Siquieros, Hana Shoup, Emily Sloan, Xochi Solis, Annie Strader, Mary Mikel Stump, M'kina Tapscott, Texas Art Asylum, Jennifer Towner, Charles Arthur Turner, Bob Warren, Matthew Weedman, Lisa Wildermuth, Will Witte, June Woest, Ann Wood, Katie Wynne, Chris Young, Paul Ziegler and others.
For those wishing to preview the auction, items will be on display from 1 to 5 p.m. prior to the main event.