WHAT: Project Row Houses’ 25th Anniversary Gala
WHERE: Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion and Celebration Gardens at Hermann Park
On Thursday, November 1, more than 270 of Project Row Houses’ (PRH) most dedicated supporters gathered for the organization’s 25th Anniversary Gala at the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion and Celebration Gardens at Hermann Park.
Guests mingled as they enjoyed live music from the Texas Southern University Jazz Quartet and strolled through the art auction, bidding on showcased works from PRH’s community of artists. Soon after, guests were seated for the dinner in the Celebration Garden and were welcomed by Eureka Gilkey, PRH Executive Director. The gracious fall feast featured harvest salad, roasted salmon farro risotto, and lemon custard, specially prepared by Third Ward Chef Shakti Baum of Etta’s Kitchen, with generous support from Levy Convention Centers. PRH also presented a short video highlighting the progress made over the past 25 years with Gilkey expanding upon key moments. The dinner closed with Board Chair Devaron Yates thanking all for their continued support of PRH.
Towards the end of the night, final auction winners were announced. In celebration of the 25th anniversary, all guests received an early release of PRH’s 25th Anniversary Book, Collective Creative Actions: Project Row Houses at 25, edited by PRH Curator & Programs Director Ryan N. Dennis. The event raised over $200,000 in support of Project Row Houses and its mission to empower people and enrich communities through engagement, art, and direct action.