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Scott Merrell and Michele Sturtevant at Art on the Avenue Preview Party
Scott Merrel, Michele Sturtevant. Photo by John Lewis
Avenue CDC Executive Director Mary Lawler (left) with Honorary Chair John E. Walsh (center) and Debbie McNulty, director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs
Avenue CDC director Mary Lawler, honorary chair John E. Walsh, and Debbie McNulty, director of the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs. Photo by John Lewis
Richard Hester (left) and Taylor Ragsdale (right) at Art on the Avenue preview party
Richard Hester, Taylor Ragsdale. Photo by John Lewis
Justin and Julianne Hickey at Art on the Avenue Preview Party
Justin Hickey, Julianne Hickey. Photo by John Lewis
Derick Mitchell and Roslyn Bazzelle Mitchell with their son, Derick Mitchell, at the Art on the Avenue Auction Party
Derick Mitchell, Rosyln Bazzelle Mitchell and young Derick Mitchell. Photo by John Lews
Luis Santana and Jason Richburg of Lee’s Creamery prepare doughnut ice cream sandwiches for Preview Party guests at Art on the Avenue.
Luis Santana and Jason Richburg of Lee's Creamery dish out doughnut ice cream sandwiches. Photo by John Lewis
Art on the Avenue guests (pictured from left) Rocki and Doug Oehl, along with Cameron and Maddie Palmore.
Rocki Oehl, Doug Oehl, Cameron Palmore, Maddie Palmore. Photo by John Lewis
Steven Wagner and Sue Payne at Art on the Avenue Preview Party
Steven Wagner, Sue Payne.  Photo by John Lewis
Javani King offered Art on the Avenue Preview Party guests a savory treat with pork and shrimp spring rolls with a Thai chili sauce
Javani King offers guests pork and shrimp spring rolls with a Thai chili sauce. Photo by John Lewis
Bobby Bishkin and Annette Santamaria joined hundreds of Houston art enthusiasts at the Art on the Avenue Preview Party
Bobby Bishkin, Annette Santamaria. Photo by John Lewis
Mary Lawler at Art on the Avenue preview party
Avenue CDC's Mary Lawler greets the crowd. Photo by John Lewis
Sixto Wagan (left) poses with Matthew Dirst (right) at Art on the Avenue Preview Party
Sixto Wagan, Matthew Dirst. Photo by John Lewis
John Walsh at Art on the Avenue Preview Party
A large crowd turned out for the Art on the Avenue Preview Party. Photo by Cherri Carbonara