Support Us


Lawndale Members receive personal invitations to our exhibitions and discounts on admission to special events. Visit our Membership page for more information about levels and benefits. To purchase a Membership, complete a Membership form and send it in along with your contribution, or purchase online.


Lawndale Art Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and relies on individual donations and memberships, along with government and foundation grants to support annual exhibitions and programming. Donations are tax deductible and may be made in the form of a check or credit card.


Lawndale has several items available for purchase on-site, including books, t-shirts, and more! All sales benefit Lawndale Art Center. Visit our Merchandise page to view goods for sale, and visit us to show your support!

Annual Fund Drive

Dear Friends,

It is such a pleasure to write to you as Lawndale's new Executive Director and, for the first time, to wish you and yours the best as we enter into the holidays. In this season of giving and of thanks, I am writing to thank each of you in the Lawndale community for your contribution to our livelihood, be it via your time, your enthusiasm, or your financial support.

As one of Houston's oldest not-for-profit, alternative art spaces, Lawndale offers critical support to artists by providing an incredible space to mount innovative exhibitions and a platform for creative artistic exchange. Over the past 36 years, thousands (literally, thousands!) of artists have benefited from the services that we are able to provide because of passionate, committed individuals such as you.

In this spirit, I ask you to consider making a contribution to our 2015 Annual Fund. There is no donation too small (nor too large!) to make a lasting impact. There are many ways to give: simply click the DONATE button below to make a gift via PayPal, send in a check or make a credit card gift via telephone, fax or mail with your donation form. If you wish to take advantage of the tax benefit for 2015, please make sure that your credit card gift is received or check donation is dated and postmarked by December 31, 2015.

Additionally, it is possible to give to Lawndale as you shop for groceries at Kroger and gifts at Amazon for the holidays (not to mention in your year-round consumer activities). Click HERE for all of the pertinent details.

When you next visit Lawndale please take the opportunity to venture up to the third floor and say hello. In the meantime, a heartfelt thanks from us all and happy holidays!

Yours sincerely,

Stephanie Mitchell
Executive Director

To contribute to the Annual Fund, click here to download a donation form or the button below or call 713.528.5858.

Others Ways to Support

Shop at Kroger and Randall's Grocery Stores
A percentage of your purchases at both Kroger's and Randall's grocery stores can be designated to go to Lawndale. As part of Kroger's Community Rewards program, Lawndale receives a portion of proceeds from purchases made by everyone enrolled! Visit to link your Kroger Card to Lawndale (Note: Past participants must re-enroll every year). Randall's shoppers, link your Randall's Card to #11622.

AmazonSmile Foundation
Link your account to support Lawndale Art Center! AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. Visit and select Lawndale Art Center in the search menu for a portion of the proceeds from your purchases to benefit Lawndale!

Lawndale Art Center is also supported by:


Programs at Lawndale are supported in part by The National Endowment for the Arts, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The City of Houston through the Houston Museum District Association, The Texas Commission on the Arts, Houston Endowment, The Brown Foundation, Inc., The John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation, The John P. McGovern Foundation, The Joan Hohlt and Roger Wich Foundation, Art Colony Association, John M. O’Quinn, Cecily E. Horton, Ann W. Harithas, Diana M. Hudson and Lee Kaplan, Chinhui Juhn and Edward R Allen III, Bevin and Dan Dubrowksi, Bruce Eames, Anita and David Garten, Felvis Foundation/David R. Graham, Jenny and Mark Johnson, Jeryn and Walter Mayer, Paula Murphy, Andrew C. Schirrmeister III, Scott Sparvero, TeleFlex, United Airlines, Kinzelman Art Consulting, Page Southerland Page, Poggenpohl Design Studio, Saint Cloud and other contributors, memberships, benefit events and many volunteers.

Lawndale Art Center

Lawndale Art Center develops local contemporary artists and the audience for their art.