The Happening

Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Artpace

Celebrate La Primavera At Artpace’s The Happening

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Artpace depends on the success of our annual gala, The Happening, to sustain our free and dynamic programming. All proceeds benefit Artpace’s residencies and public and educational programming. Artpace firmly believes in the transformative power of creative expression. With your support, Artpace Makes Art Happen.

The theme for The Happening 2018, La Primavera, is inspired by our rich South Texas community and enchanting landscapes. We invite all friends and supporters of contemporary art to join us on this special evening for cocktails and entertainment in a flourishing South Texas gardenscape with dinner under the stars followed by Artpace’s Rooftop After Party. With the San Antonio skyline as your backdrop, we’ll keep you dancing until the morning hours! Please join us and invite your friends and colleagues to celebrate La Primavera by sponsoring a table or purchasing tickets.

The Happening will be held on March 24th, 2018 from 7:00pm-12:30am at Artpace, 445 N Main Avenue. The evening will include cocktails, dinner, and music and dancing on the spectacular Artpace Rooftop. We hope you’ll join us for the greatest party of the year.

A few tickets are still available for the Rooftop After Party from 10:00-12:30 click “tickets” above to purchase..


Jereann Chaney

Chaney is a strong believer that one’s life is solidly enriched by being involved and surrounded by the arts. Chaney has been collecting since 1995 with a concentration on supporting emerging artists. We are thrilled to celebrate all that Jereann brings to the Texas arts community

Cornelia Parker

Parker is a former Artpace Resident living and working in London. Prolific in her work, Parker has taken part in many exhibitions internationally. Her Artpace project, Mass (Colder Darker Matter) is in the permanent collection of the Phoenix Art Museum.

2018 The Happening Co-Chairs

Ethel Shipton & Nate Cassie and Ceci & Michael Goldstone, Gala Co-Chairs

Host Committee

Lee Anthony and J. Travis Capps, Jr.
Dya Campos
Clay and Elizabeth Carrington
Kari and Brooks Engelhardt
Janet Lennie Flohr and Bruce Flohr
Alice Carrington Foultz and Eric Foultz
Lynn Goode
Xitlalt Herrera-Salazar and Ramiro Salazar
Mark Nash and Isaac Julien
Shannon Hall and Marcus Sloan
Tom and Elizabeth Hart
Jeanne and Michael L. Klein
David and Ellen Lake
Rick Liberto
Gina and Lawrence Markey
Liz and Grant McFarland
Judy Nyquist
Brad Parman and Tim Seeliger
Cameron Redding
Allison Reyes
Patricia and Juan Ruiz-Healy
Michelle Schenecker
Sabine Senft and John Walter
Kate Sheerin
Pat and Bud Smothers
Joyce Slocum
Cynthia Toles
Holly Tupper and Alston Beinhorn
Laura and Rob Walls
Anna and Todd Wulfe
Joan and Richey Wyatt

Tickets are now sold out. See you Saturday, March 24th!

Purchase individual tickets now using the form below.

Note: only rooftop tickets are still available. Gala tickets are now sold out.

Rooftop tickets grant admission to the Rooftop After Party from 10:00-12:30pm only.

Scenes from The Happening 2017 – Artpace Celebrates the Contemporary Art of Mexico City

Co-chairs: Juan and Patricia Ruiz-Healy

On April 8, 2017 Artpace honored the long, rich history of artists and architects from Mexico, and highlighted the esteemed contemporary artists who have passed through Artpace’s programs. All support given through this unforgettable evening directly benefit Artpace’s residencies, exhibitions, and education efforts. Artpace honored Eugenio López, President and Founder of Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, and Carla Stellweg, independent curator and writer with a focus on Latin American contemporary art.

For more information, please contact Associate Director of Development Amy Austin at 210.212.4900 or

To see more of our past Happenings, visit the Happening Archive.