2017 MOntrose Art Party (MARTY): 
The Martini

Friday, May 19th from 6:00 - 9:00 PM

It is time for one of Art League Houston’s most important events, the Montrose Art Party, or MARTY, which supports the Healing Art Program! Each year, the event has a special theme. This year’s MARTY, "The Martini," is co-chaired by Bobby Bass, Robert Daniel, and Susan Quarles, and will be a retro cocktail party (think Mad Men) inspired by the classic martini cocktail.

The event will feature music by Flash Gordon Parks, delectable bites, and a cash bar with beer from Saint Arnold Brewing Company, and a special martini.

Admission to this event is FREE. A selection of artwork by Healing Art artists will be for sale in the Main Gallery, as well as an exciting silent auction with work by Kelly Alison, Brittney Anele, Catherine Colangelo, Julie Devries, John Forse, Gao Hang, Blake Jones, Nina Marinick, Patrick Palmer, Patrick Renner, Claire Webb, Sarah Welch, and Mary Beth Woiccak! 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!


Support THE 2017 MARTINI

We request your support of this life enriching program by participating as a generous sponsor of the 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 find attached the sponsorship levels and benefits for your consideration. 

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

TOP SHELF ($2,500)

• One special edition print
• One special edition photograph
• Recognition on all event signage
• Recognition on all digital and print media (if received by April 19th)
• A martini inspired enamel pin
• One unique screen-printed tote bag
• A limited edition T-shirt

Quantity:
DONATE
WITH A TWIST ($1,000)

• One special edition photograph
• Recognition on all event signage
• Recognition on all digital and print media (if received by April 19th)
• A martini inspired enamel pin
• One unique screen-printed tote bag
• A limited edition T-shirt

Quantity:
DONATE
SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED ($500)

• Recognition on all event signage
• Recognition on all digital and print media (if received by April 19th)
• A martini inspired enamel pin
• One unique screen-printed tote bag
• A limited edition T-shirt

Quantity:
DONATE
STRAIGHT UP ($250)

• Recognition on all event signage
• Recognition on all digital and print media (if received by April 19th)
• A martini inspired enamel pin
• One unique screen-printed tote bag

Quantity:
DONATE
CLICK HERE TO DONATE AN ALTERNATE AMOUNT

2017 MARTINI Sponsors


TOP SHELF
Wells Fargo

WITH A TWIST
Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry

SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED
Bobby Bass and Adrian Robles, Crystal and Don Owens, Julia Reynolds and Robert Daniel

STRAIGHT UP
Laynie Bracewell, Kristen Johnson and Drew Perrin, Jill Nepomnick, Susan and Richard Quarles, Alaina Schuster

SPECIAL THANKS
Kelly Alison, Brittney Anele, Bergner and Johnson DesignCatherine Colangelo, Julie Devries, John Forse, Gao Hang, Blake Jones, Nina Marinick, Patrick Palmer, Patrick Renner, Saint Arnold Brewing CompanyClaire Webb, Sarah Welch, and Mary Beth Woiccak 


ABOUT The HEALING ART Program

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 the 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