CultureMap Social: Arts Edition

Hot young professionals party with an art vibe at CultureMap's first social of the year

Hot young professionals party with an art vibe at CultureMap social

36 Tiffany Halik, from left, Karen Lix and Anne Burgot at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
Tiffany Halik, from left, Karen Lix and Anne Burgot. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
58 Ashton Kaminski and James Glassman at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
Ashton Kaminski and James Glassman. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
56 Ali T., left, and GONZO247 at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
Ali T., left, and GONZO247. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
52 Ashley Stevenson, left, and Maggie Gomez at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
Ashley Stevenson, left, and Maggie Gomez. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
51 Sarah Kline, from left, Alyssa Perez and Erica Davis at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
Sarah Kline, from left, Alyssa Perez and Erica Davis. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
50 Chad Cossey, left, and Marcus Stewart at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
Chad Cossey, left, and Marcus Stewart. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
47 Chris Smith, from left, Stephanie Bardwil and Rick Castigliono at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
Chris Smith, from left, Stephanie Bardwil and Rick Castigliono. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
44 Robin Owens, from left, Nicole Elizabeth and Bobby Mireles at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
Robin Owens, from left, Nicole Elizabeth and Bobby Mireles. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
43 Greg Wheeler, left, and Ali T. at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
Greg Wheeler, left, and Ali T. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
40 Drew Karedes, from left, Jacqueline Crea and Marcy de Luna at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
Drew Karedes, from left, Jacqueline Crea and Marcy de Luna. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
38 Mira Haykal, from left, Dede King, Megan Lesser and Darby McDaniel at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
Mira Haykal, from left, Dede King, Megan Lesser and Darby McDaniel. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
37 Adrian Duenas, left, and Marcelo Saenz at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
Adrian Duenas, left, and Marcelo Saenz. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
35 Veena Chandrakar, from left, Washington Sereatan and Yvette Thomas at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
Veena Chandrakar, from left, Washington Sereatan and Yvette Thomas. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
31 Shireen Hadi, left, and Ashley Coombs at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
Shireen Hadi, left, and Ashley Coombs. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
26 Express Yourself car at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
Express Yourself car. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
23 Christina Hartmann, left, and Shanna Stephenson at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
Christina Hartmann, left, and Shanna Stephenson. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
22 Jeanne Casagrande, from left, Karli Stegeman and Christine Kearns at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
Jeanne Casagrande, from left, Karli Stegeman and Christine Kearns. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
18 Mikki Donnelly, from left, Erin Jordan, Kara Moline and Jennifer Tiedt at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
Mikki Donnelly, from left, Erin Jordan, Kara Moline and Jennifer Tiedt. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
8 Monica Rodriguez, left, and Victoria Villarreal at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
Monica Rodriguez, left, and Victoria Villarreal. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
6 SIP sign at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
SIP sign. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
3 Paige Delouche and Ben Clemenceau at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
Paige Delouche and Ben Clemenceau. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
2 Antigone Vastaris, from left, Lori Frees and Cynthia Jones at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
Antigone Vastaris, from left, Lori Frees and Cynthia Jones. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
36 Tiffany Halik, from left, Karen Lix and Anne Burgot at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
58 Ashton Kaminski and James Glassman at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
56 Ali T., left, and GONZO247 at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
52 Ashley Stevenson, left, and Maggie Gomez at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
51 Sarah Kline, from left, Alyssa Perez and Erica Davis at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
50 Chad Cossey, left, and Marcus Stewart at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
47 Chris Smith, from left, Stephanie Bardwil and Rick Castigliono at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
44 Robin Owens, from left, Nicole Elizabeth and Bobby Mireles at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
43 Greg Wheeler, left, and Ali T. at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
40 Drew Karedes, from left, Jacqueline Crea and Marcy de Luna at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
38 Mira Haykal, from left, Dede King, Megan Lesser and Darby McDaniel at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
37 Adrian Duenas, left, and Marcelo Saenz at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
35 Veena Chandrakar, from left, Washington Sereatan and Yvette Thomas at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
31 Shireen Hadi, left, and Ashley Coombs at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
26 Express Yourself car at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
23 Christina Hartmann, left, and Shanna Stephenson at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
22 Jeanne Casagrande, from left, Karli Stegeman and Christine Kearns at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
18 Mikki Donnelly, from left, Erin Jordan, Kara Moline and Jennifer Tiedt at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
8 Monica Rodriguez, left, and Victoria Villarreal at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
6 SIP sign at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
3 Paige Delouche and Ben Clemenceau at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015
2 Antigone Vastaris, from left, Lori Frees and Cynthia Jones at the CultureMap Social at Gremillion and Co. Fine Art March 2015

The weather was perfect, the DJ kept the music going and the drinks were flowing at this year’s first CultureMap Social: The Arts Edition presented by Cadillac.

The Annex at Gremillion & Co. Fine Arts was filled with CultureMappers ready to mix and mingle for a great cause. This time around the event was to highlight and support the work of three local nonprofit organizations, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Texas, Casa de Esperanza and Ronald McDonald House.

“It’s all about building relationships, we feel quite fortunate to be able to partner with CultureMap and the other charities and come together to celebrate with other young professionals,” said Kara Moline, president of the Young Friends board for Ronald McDonald House.

 Houston graffiti artist GONZO247 also set up shop at the party, where he made artwork that would eventually be donated to the three nonprofit organizations. 

More than 220 young Houstonians joined CultureMap to sip wine and beer and snack on light bites provided by The Fish Restaurant and Sushi Bar. Chef Harold Wong prepared an array of "a little bit of everything," putting a new spin on classic appetizers. For those with a sweet tooth, The Fish kept the banana and chocolate cheesecake bites coming. The Corkscrew provided the wine and beers by Budlight, Montejo and Saint Arnold Amber. 

The atmosphere was centered on the arts, partygoers browsed through the beautiful artwork of the Gremillion & Co. gallery, and DJ Melodic spun the tunes that maintained the artistic vibe. Guests got cozy in the six Pop Up Cuatro Lounges throughout the venue. In addition to the music and delicious food was popular Houston DIY blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth at a booth showing the crowd how to create wooden Polaroids. 

Houston graffiti artist GONZO247 also set up shop at the party, where he made artwork that would eventually be donated to the three nonprofit organizations. Guests contributed their own words of meaning and Gonzo filled in the rest.

The DJ kept the party going into the evening and on their way out guests were gifted with a boxed Crave cupcake, served at the back of a Cadillac that was stationed at the gallery entrance. Keeping the crowd's happy hour thirst slaked were Corksrew, which provided the wines, Bud Light, Montejo and Saint Arnold Amber, which provided the beer.

Filling out the YP party scene were Ali T., Ashton Kaminski and James Glassman, Chad Cossey, Sarah Kline, Pierce Bush, Alyssa Perez, Marcus Stewart, Erica Davis, Drew Karedes, Jacqueline Crea, Marcy de Luna, Adrian Duenas, Marcelo Saenz, Mira Haykal, Dede King, Megan Lesser and Darby McDaniel.

See Shelby Hodge's video account of the party:

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