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Co-chaired by Melissa & Paul Dobrowski and Julia & Will Robinson, “The Big Bang!” featured immersive art installations from the city’s best up-and-coming digital art teams including Input/Output, Moon Papas, and Hannah Bull of BamBullBlack, who transformed the 31,000 sq ft. warehouse into a psychedelic spaceship, steered by the musical stylings of legendary funk-R&B singer and leader of the Time, Morris Day. Libations from Ketel One, William Price Distillery, Maker's Mark, Ilegal Mezcal and Hornito's, a decadent oyster bar from San Leon’s Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House, and a seated dinner by Tony's satiated appetites, while Auction co-chairs Beth Abramson-Meltzer and Lane Schultz brought together stunning pieces of art by Mel Chin, Sharon Kopriva, Michael Tracy, Angelbert Metoyer, Gerard Caliste­­­­, Bert Long Jr., and many more. Local street art celebrity Gonzo247 painted his piece in front of a captivated audience, while others bid on trips to The Kentucky Derby, San Miguel de Allende, and The Grammys, or on lavish bespoke dinners from Steak 48 and B&B Butchers. A $10,000 pair of diamond earring donated by Valobra Master Jewelers became a highly coveted item, as guests purchased a chance to win them by popping a balloon during “The Big Bang Moment.”

Orange Show Executive Director Tommy Ralph Pace took to the stage later in the evening to recognize the our 40-year history of celebrating and promoting creativity in the Houston community and beyond, and announcing the preliminary plans for ours future through a partnership with architect firm Rogers Partners to build a world-class facility on the current property. 

Much more to come on that soon, so stay tuned!
For now, enjoy some photos below of the star-studded evening

Black Sky
Space Supernova