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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,

As we conclude the calendar year and reflect on the many happenings in 2017 that brought both joy and pain to our city, I write on behalf of Lawndale, with gratitude, to thank you for enlivening Lawndale’s year with your presence and contributions. In a world that feels increasingly fractured and digitized, gathering places like Lawndale that are welcoming and accessible to all are increasingly vital.

Lawndale is proud to engage the Houston community through contemporary art exhibitions, public programs, performances, and printed matter. We strive to bring artists and the public together in thoughtful conversation and to provide support to artists at critical stages in their careers. During 2017, with your support, we mounted 16 exhibitions, unveiled 1 Mural Project, hosted 34 public programs ranging from artist-driven workshops to our SPEAKEASY performances, welcomed 7 artists into the Artist Studio Program, produced 2 full-color publications, commissioned 4 original essays, and showcased almost 400 local artists through The Big Show and Día de los Muertos annual exhibitions.

In 2018, we look forward to building on the achievements of 2017 by expanding our support of artists throughout Greater Houston and the region. We will continue to enhance the experience of artists in our Artist Studio Program by inviting a guest curator to collaborate with the artists on their spring exhibition and accompanying publication. In addition, our exhibitions and public programs will be even more ambitious in scope and substance as we strive to maintain an open space for discussion around themes of contemporary art and culture. Finally, in order to make Lawndale more accessible to a wider audience, we will be rolling out a new website and outreach materials in early 2018.

Today, I ask you to consider making a contribution to our 2017 Annual Fund, which enables Lawndale to continue serving the community through our exhibitions, public programs, performances, and printed matter. There is no gift too small to make a lasting impact. Thank you in advance for doing what you can to make a difference.

Warm wishes,

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.