2016 MARTY (MONTROSE ART PARTY): 
MARTY Gras

Laissez les bon temps rouler….let the good times roll! It is time for one of Art League Houston’s most important events, the Montrose Art Party, or MARTY, which supports our Healing Art program. We hope you will join us on Friday, April 15 from 6-9 PM at Art League Houston (1953 Montrose Blvd.) in supporting this unique program that anchors the exploration of creativity through healing.

This year’s MARTY, co-chaired by Bobby Bass, Kristen Johnson, and Susan Quarles, is Mardi Gras themed—beads, masks, and costumes highly encouraged! The event will feature live music by DJ Stephanie Saint Sanchez, delectable bites from Whole Foods, Zoe's Kitchen, La Mexicana, Les Ba’get, and Chick-fil-A, and a cash bar with beer from Saint Arnold Brewing Company, and a special Mardi Gras-inspired cocktail.

Admission to this event is free. A selection of affordable artwork by Healing Art artists will be for sale in the Main Gallery, as well as an exciting silent auction! A portion of the artwork proceeds will help ensure the continuation of this vital program.

Click here for a map of available FREE event parking!


2016 MARTY Sponsors


MARTY Gras Royalty
Larissa Poindexter, Wells Fargo

MARTY Gras Court
Bobby Bass & Adrian Robles, and CultureMap

MARTY Gras Krewe
Therapy Hair Studio

MARTY Gras Revelers
Laynie Bracewell, Cathy Cagle, Paula & Dan Daly, Nita & Bill Griffin, Kristen Johnson & Drew Perrin, Mary & Steve Johnson, Alaine & Carter Overton, Crystal & Don Owens, Michael Peranteau & Scott Sawyer, Nancy Simpson, Susan & Richard Quarles, and William S. Reynolds

Special Thanks to: Bergner & Johnson, Sarah Bray, Laynie Bracewell, Chick-fil-A, Jennifer Dolman, Gabe Jones, La Mexicana, Les Ba'get, Alaina Schuster, Whole Foods, and Zoe's Kitchen


SPONSOR THE 2016 MARTY

We request your support of this life enriching program by participating as a generous sponsor of the 2016 MARTY. Funds raised from the event cover the cost of teachers and art supplies for the Healing Art classes, as well a communal lunch and a holiday party for people who are often on fixed incomes and live in isolation.

Please consider the various sponsorship levels and give whatever you are able to support this life enriching program.

MARTY Gras Royalty ($2,500)
2,500.00

MARTY Gras Royalty ($2,500)
• One special edition print
• One special edition photograph
• Two limited edition T-shirts
• One unique screen-printed tote bag
• Recognition on all event signage
• Recognition on all digital and print materials
• Acknowledgement on the donor wall at building entrance

DONATE
MARTY Gras Court ($1,000)
1,000.00

MARTY Gras Court ($1,000)
• One special edition photograph
• Two limited edition T-shirts
• One unique screen-printed tote bag
• Recognition on all event signage
• Recognition on all digital and print materials

DONATE
MARTY Gras Krewe ($500)
500.00

MARTY Gras Krewe ($500)
• Two limited edition T-shirts
• One unique screen-printed tote bag
• Recognition on all event signage
• Recognition on all digital and print materials

DONATE
MARTY Gras Revelers ($250)
250.00

MARTY Gras Revelers ($250)
• One unique screen-printed tote bag
• Recognition on all event signage
• Recognition on all digital and print materials

DONATE
 
CLICK HERE TO DONATE AN ALTERNATE AMOUNT

ABOUT HEALING ART

In 1990, Patrick Palmer founded the Healing Art program, a free Healing Art program at Art League Houston for adults living with HIV/AIDS. In 1995, Art League provided additional Healing Art classes to serve the needs of adults living with other severe illnesses including cancer, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and physical disabilities.

Healing Art is one of only program of its kind for adults in Houston, outside of hospital or clinical settings. Art League Healing Art classes are offered free of charge in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Each Friday, September to May, two Healing Art classes are presented in four-hour sessions. The HIV/AIDS and Cancer Related Illnesses Class is taught by Rebecca Bass, and Emily Sloan instructs the MS and Physical Disabilities Class. Tuition and art supplies are provided at no cost to the students as a majority are living on fixed incomes.

Healing Art students participate in two ALH sponsored events: The MARTY: A Montrose Art Party held each spring and the Healing Art Gala Silent Auction in the fall. There is a sense of camaraderie in the two Healing Art groups, and the on-going opportunities to exhibit and sell artwork gives students a sense of accomplishment.


What participants are saying about the Healing Art :

Healing Art reaches out to those in the community who may need an activity to occupy them while touching others and advancing skills
— Healing Art Participant
Healing Art has given me something to believe in for myself
— Healing Art Participant
Healing Art has improved my overall health and peace of mind
— Healing Art Participant