BISD Education Foundation Arts & Appetizers 2021

(pictured above: Maria Vega Sanchez, BHS-11th, Live Auction- Cover; Daniel Ballard, BHS-10th, Live Auction; Emily Bean, BHS-12th, Live Auction; Jessica Kruse, BHS-10th, Live Auction)


Contact: Kim Weatherby, Secretary


The Brenham ISD Education Foundation is hosting its annual Arts & Appetizers event this year with a twist. Limited attendance will be held in the Ant Street Inn Ballroom on Thursday, February 25th at 6:00 pm in downtown Brenham, while a Virtual Showcase will be available for anyone wanting to participate in the event.   This will be our sixteenth (16th) year to showcase artwork created by BISD students from the elementary to high school level.  

Arts and Appetizers allows students the opportunity  to share their creative ability within their own community. Along with the student artwork, this year's event will offer a variation of auction items appealing to all. From artwork to weekend getaways, there is certainly something for everyone. All proceeds from the event are distributed to the BISD art students, BISD art programs and Brenham Public Schools. 

Adding a Virtual Showcase this year allows for the opportunity to show support to this great event, while maintaining proper COVID-19 safety precautions. The Virtual Showcase will be open to the public Thursday, February 18th thru the Live Event. The online portal will allow visitors to view the entire showcase, get an insight on the artist's inspiration, and accept early bids on all silent auction items. During the Live Auction Event, online participants will have access to watch the auction on a live stream, and participate in bidding via live feed and/or a call line into the event. The Virtual Showcase and instructions can be found online at

The showcase will include 30+ works of art from various BISD students, and 10+ auction items, including a Coastal Getaway, Trip to New Orleans, and much more! The artwork and auction items will be displayed for pre-bidding and viewing throughout the Ant Street Inn Ballroom from Wednesday, February 23rd until Thursday, February 25th. 

A raffle drawing of 16 items will take place, and tickets will be available for purchase at the door. 

Virtual Showcase Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021-Thursday, February 25, 2021

Live Auction: Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Event Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM 

Location: Ant Street Inn


Sponsors for the event include: Ant Street Inn, Appel Ford, ACU of Texas, BIG (Brannon Industrial Group), Bluebonnet Electric, Brenham Area Marble, Brenham National Bank, Brianna’s Fine Salad Dressing, Collier Construction, Combined Benefits Group, E3, Eric Nichols, Linebarger, LTY Engineers, Funky Art Cafe, KWHI/KTEX, Mattrezzz Guys, Mike Hopkins Distributing, Plan North, Joel & Denis Romo, Seidel Schroeder, Solutions in Sound, Texas Small Business Solutions and Van Dyke Rankin Insurance.